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Chief Lone Eagle

Chief Lone Eagle (5), a half-brother to Virginia Waters, wins on his debut

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

Virginia Waters brother victorious first time out

CHIEF LONE EAGLE, a Giant's Causeway half-brother to 1,000 Guineas heroine Virginia Waters, was the narrow winner of the 7f two-year-old maiden at Leopardstown on his debut on Sunday.

Bred by Barnett Enterprises, the colt ran in the colours of Michael Tabor, and is trained by Aidan O'Brien.

His dam, the 1m4f Group 3 winner Legend Maker, is a half-sister to King Edward VII Stakes hero Amfortas. Her grand-dam is the illustrious matriarch Sunbittern, ancestress of In The Wings, High-Rise and Dubawi.

Legend Maker's other produce include last year's Irish Derby runner-up Alexander Of Hales, and Criterium International runner-up Chevalier, who now stands at Tally-Ho Stud in Ireland.




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