Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Bedford Land, a 2-year-old daughter of Speightstown, brought a top bid of $1,075,000 at the July 14 Fasig-Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age sale in Lexington, the highest figure paid at the central Kentucky auction.
Three Chimneys Farm, with Chris Baker signing the ticket, was the winning bidder for the filly, who was part of the Melnyk Racing Stables dispersal and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Bedford Land is out of the Grade 1-winning Silver Deputy mare Pool Land.
"We're hoping we didn't overpay," Baker said. "Time will tell. Based on the way everything is selling, anything that is quality or is perceived to be quality is going to be expensive."
Bedford Land won her debut at Churchill Downs on June 22 while under the care of Mark Casse, but Baker said he was unsure who would be the filly's trainer in the future.
In 2013, Speightstown had the top-selling colt at this same sale when Eastwood brought a winning bid of $800,000.