Monday, July 15, 2013
Eastwood, an undefeated 3-year-old Speightstown colt, sold for $800,000 at the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale held July 15 in central Kentucky. The figure was the second-best of the prestigious auction, and the highest price paid for a colt.
Bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III, Eastwood was consigned as hip No. 380 by Chris Baccari Bloodstock LLC, agent. The winning bidder was Shannon Potter of Taylor Made Sales Agency, who signed the ticket for the colt on behalf of Louise and Kiki Coutelis' Town & Country Farms.
"He has plenty of upside, especially being a son of Speightstown," said Potter. "We're looking forward to running him and he will be shipped to (trainer) Todd Pletcher tomorrow."
"I had a pretty good clue he would go for that much because it is hard to buy a 3-year-old colt that is sound," said Potter. "We are excited to make him a good racehorse and for him to be a potential sire."
Eastwood was previously trained for Baccari by Michael Mareina. The speedy juvenile broke his maiden in his May 27 debut, zipping through six furlongs in 1:09.90 and getting an 84 Beyer Speed Figure. He upped that number to 93 on June 27 when he won a first-level allowance race at the same distance in 1:09.25.