Ruidoso Sale Posts Big Gains

Two fillies hit the $600,000 mark as figures rise across the board.

September 5, 2011

Ruidoso Yearling Sale

The gross, average and median for the completed Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale increased from the comparable 2010 numbers as the last of three sessions saw a second filly bring over $600,000 on Sunday night.

The Ruidoso Horse Sale Company reported 310 horses sold for a $13,726,700 gross, up from $12,689,300 in 2010 when 361 horses sold.

The average price of $44,280 was up 26% from $35,150 last year, while the median increased to $25,000 from $20,000 in 2010. The buy-back rate was 27.2% this year compared to 26.5% last year.

Preliminary numbers revealed 26 yearlings bringing over $100,000, eight for $200,000 or higher, four at $300,000 or higher and two above the $600,000 mark.

Julianna Hawn Holt sold the high-seller, A Dash Of Sweet Heat, in the final session for $650,000 to the A Dash Of Sweet Heat Partnership. The Mr Jess Perry filly is out of recently pensioned former Broodmare of the Year and Champion Corona Chick, who is the dam of 12 ROM including Champion Corona Cash, leading first crop sire and Grade 1 winner Valiant Hero and leading sire and Grade 1 winner Corona Cartel.

Mackie Racing LLC purchased a half sister to 2010 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) winner One Quick First Down and Grade 1-placed Three Times The Toll from MJ Farms, agent for Vessels Stallion Farm and Gianni Franco Samaja consignment, for $630,000 on Saturday night. The Mr Jess Perry filly is the fourth foal from Grade 1 finalist First Down Doll, by First Down Dash.

The $630,000 price set an all-time sale record for a filly until it was eclipsed the next night by the $650,000 price. The overall sale record is $675,000 paid for First Prize Stanley in 2008.

Abigail Kawananakoa paid $330,000 for Native Tea Rose, a full sister to Texas Classic Futurity (G1) winner Bodacious Dash and Grade 2 winner St Pats First. Lazy E Ranch, agent for Bob and Jerry Gaston, consigned the First Down Dash filly out of St Pats Tea, by Mr Jess Perry.

The A Dash Of Sweet Heat Partnership and Mackie Racing LLC were the top two buyers with one yearling each. Abigail Kawananakoa purchased three head for $620,000, and Reliance Ranches LLC bought nine yearlings for $499,000.

Julianna Hawn Holt was the sales leading consignor with 10 head brining $1,500,000. Lazy E Ranch, agent, sold 18 head for $774,500, followed by Bobby D. Cox with 10 yearlings totaling $713,000.

All-time leading sire First Down Dash led sale sires by average with 15 head for selling for $103,000. Mr Jess Perry had 35 for $100,800, and Corona Cartel saw 22 yearlings average $89,727.

Carters Cartel was the top first crop yearling sire with 11 head for $26,364, followed by One Famous Eagle with 11 head averaging $24,909.

For a preliminary sale results, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.