Jesse James Jr Colt Tops NM Yearling Sale

Numbers hold steady at New Mexico Bred Sale at Ruidoso.

August 18, 2012

Ruidoso Yearling Sale

The New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Sale showed gains after the two sessions, the first night for Quarter Horses and the next night for Thoroughbreds.

Updated figures revealed that the total sale average was $9,147, up from $9,041 in 2011. The Thoroughbreds led the gains, from an average of $8,483 per head last year to $9,071 this year after previous figures were reevaluated. This is an increase of nearly 7 percent. The Quarter Horse yearlings showed a modest decline from $9,325 last year to $9,193 this year in the final analysis. Each breed showed massive gains over 2010 figures when the total sale average was $5,971 (up 53 percent) with Thoroughbreds averaging $4,803 (up 89 percent) and Quarter Horses averaging $6,886 (up 33.5 percent).
Topping the sale was Veramonte, a son of Jessie James Jr and Wild Vines. He was consigned by MJ Farms and purchased by Bob and Delores Gerhardt for $92,000. Wild Vines is the dam of Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity winner Wild Six, who earned more than $600,000.

First-crop stallion Hard Hitting sired Heza Fast Hitter, who brought $45,000 from Stan Watkins. TNL Farm Inc., agent, consigned the colt out of the Heza Fast Man mare Prissy Sin. The second dam is the stakes winning Easy Crimson mare Blazin Sin, dam of champion aged mare Blazin Fire ($317,612).

MJ Farms, agent for Benny Smith, sold the Jesse James Jr filly My Chunk Of Change for $44,000 to R.K. McGehee. My Chunk Of Change is a half sister to Restricted Grade 1 winner Royal Snowflakes ($142,679) and stakes-placed My Box Of Chocolate ($104,921) and Strait Away Fame ($68,832).

For preliminary results, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.