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Ruidoso Select Sale Recap

The three-day sale ended on Sunday with a $400,000 yearling sold.

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Oro Crystal, a daughter of One Famous Eagle and champion Walk Thru Crystal, sold for $400,000 on Sunday, the final day of the three-day Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

Stan Sigman and Johnny Trotter signed the ticket for Oro Crystal, the first foal produced by Walk Thru Crystal, the sport's champion 2-year-old filly in 2015. Oro Crystal was consigned by Lazy E Ranch, agent, and the buyers will partner on the horse with Scott Ford. 

The sale's three high sellers were all fillies who came out of the third session. The three-day sale saw 38 yearlings sell for $100,000 or more, eight broke the $200,000 barrier, three sold for $300,000 or more, and the sale topper brought $400,000.

The total sale finished on up 6.5 percent over last year’s offering with an average per horse sold of $49,585, compared to $46,580 last year. The final night’s average per horse sold was $55,420, a boost of seven percent.
The sale’s second high-seller at $340,000 was Danjerous, a daughter of Favorite Cartel and Shez Jess Toxic. Danjerous was bought by the Arden Sue Floyd Family Trust and was consigned by Burns Ranch Inc., agent.

Shez Jess Toxic is a “now” mare with her son Danjer, the odds-on favorite, winning the $200,000 First Down Dash earlier that afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Danjer also won last year’s $100,000 All American Juvenile and was third in the Grade 1, $1,050,000 Texas Classic Futurity.

Shez Jess Toxic was the winner of the Grade 2 AQHA Juvenile Challenge Championship and placed in 11 stakes races.

The only other horse in the sale to pass the $300,000 mark was Lady La Belle, a daughter of One Famous Eagle and champion and world champion producer Apollitical Time.

Lady La Belle was bought by Scott Bryant from the Julianna Hawn Holt consignment.

Apollitical Time was a champion and broodmare of the year. She won four Grade 1 stakes and earned $914,242. Her first foal, Apollitical Jess, was a millionaire world champion in his racing career and is now a leading sire.

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