Eastwood Retired to Diamond B Farm

Eastwood, a sound and speedy son of G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner and prominent sire Speightstown, will stand for $2,500 at Glenn and Becky Brok’s Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa., for the 2019 breeding season.

After posting eye-catching victories in his first two starts as a 3-year-old, Eastwood was bought for $800,000, the second highest-priced horse at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton summer horses of racing age sale.

Shannon Potter of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, signed the ticket for the colt on behalf of Louise and Kiki Coutelis’ Paris, Ky.- based Town & Country Farms. Consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent, the strapping chestnut is the first foal out of the Deputy Minister mare Fifth Avenue Ball.

In Eastwood’s career debut, he won a six-furlong contest at Belmont Park by 2 1/4 lengths May 27, followed by a gutsy head score in an allowance race at the same distance at the New York track.

Later in his career, Eastwood scored impressive victories in a pair of allowance contests at Saratoga and Keeneland. Still running sound as a 7-year-old, he was runner up in the 2017 G3 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita Park, defeating G3 winner Kentuckian and stakes winner Grazen Sky. Eastwood retired from racing with earnings of $265,545.

Eastwood was originally a $240,000 purchase at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when Baccari bought him from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. He was bred in Kentucky by Fred W. Hertrich III.

“Speightstown is revealing himself as a sire of sires,” said Glenn Brok. “We’re excited about bringing this son of Speightstown home to Pennsylvania.”