Bald Eagle was an American-bred Thoroughbred Champion racehorse who competed successfully both in the United Kingdom and the United States, winning the Washington, D.C., International Stakes twice.
Bald Eagle was the son of the champion sire Nasrullah, and his grandsire was Nearco. His dam was a Group One (G1) winner, Siama by Tiger. Siama also produced a (G1) winning brother to Bald Eagle in One-Eyed King who was foaled in 1954.
Racing at age two and three in England, Bald Eagle won several Conditions races before his owner brought him to the U.S. where the colt enjoyed even more success. In 1960, at age five, Bald Eagle set new track records in winning the Metropolitan and Widener Handicaps. That same year he became the first horse to ever win the Washington, D.C. International twice. His performances in 1960 earned Bald Eagle the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Horse.
Retired to stud at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, Bald Eagle met with only modest success, siring a dozen graded stakes race winners. His daughter San San was purchased by Countess Margit Batthyany, owner of Haras du Bois-Roussel in Alençon, France and won the 1972 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Group One Prix Vermeille horse race. Bald Eagle was the damsire of Capote, the 1986 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt.
In 1971, Bald Eagle was sent to new breeders in France and died there in 1977.