Champ Leigh Court Sells for $1M at F-T Sale

Speedway Stables lands Canadian champion filly from Melnyk dispersal.

Canadian champion filly Leigh Court sold for $1 million to Speedway Stables at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Nov. 3 in Lexington.
A Eugene Melnyk homebred Grand Slam filly out of the winning French Deputy mare Padmore, Leigh Court was offered as a racing or broodmare prospect as part of Melnyk's racing stable dispersal via Taylor Made Sales Agency. She is a half sister to multiple German group winner King of Sydney and multiple Canadian stakes winner Barracks Road.
Four-year-old Leigh Court has a 7-2-0 career line from 12 starts and $567,673 in earnings. She rose to prominence in Canada last year by winning three consecutive stakes at Woodbine: the seven-furlong Duchess on the all-weather track, the one-mile Ontario Colleen (Can-III) on turf, and the 1 1/16-mil La Lorgnette, also on the all-weather, to earn the Sovereign Award as the nation's champion 3-year-old filly. This spring she won the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.
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