$500K Colt Tops Day 2 of Ruidoso Sale, Average Jumps

Colt out of champion Heartswideopen goes to Bobby Cox as sale records impressive numbers.

By StallioneSearch.com
September 2, 2012

Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale Day 2 High-Seller

Wide Open Heart (First Down Dash-Heartswideopen, by Feature Mr Jess) sold for $500,000 to Bobby Cox from the consignment of Julianna Hawn Holt.

The Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale continued its strong run on the second night with a $500,000 yearling on Saturday evening and five yearlings selling for $300,000 or higher.

Bobby D. Cox purchased the first foal of four-time champion and All American Futurity (G1) winner Heartswideopen from Julianna Hawn Holt for $500,000. The First Down Dash colt's second dam is the champion and multiple champion-producing Dash For Cash mare Dashing Phoebe ($609,553).

In Friday's opening session Hawn Holt's Corona Cartel colt out of Sandra Task, by Special Task, commanded the top bid of $425,000 from Abigail K. Kawananakoa.

Preliminary two-day results show 213 of 269 yearlings marked sold for a $46,857 average and $25,000 median. The gross sales for yearlings sold in the first two days total $9,980,600.

The 2012 average of $46,857 in the first two sessions this year is ahead of the 2011 sale's final sale average of $44,280. The median is even at $25,000.

Three other yearlings on Saturday night topped the $300,000 mark, led by Lilas Cartel at $350,000. Joe Kirk and Merle Fulton purchased the Corona Cartel filly, out of Check Her Twice by First Down Dash, from Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for Zory Kuzyk.

Jesus Fernandez Deluna paid $340,000 for Rocket And Roll, a Corona Cartel half brother to world champion Apollitical Jess. Juliana Hawn Holt was the consignor.

Dont Eat The Dazies, a First Down Dash half sister to champion Jess You And I, brought a final bid of $300,000 from Fulton Ranch. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for Double Bar S Ranch LLC, was the consignor.

Reliance Ranches LLC lead all buyers through two sessions with eight purchases totaling $720,000. Abigail K. Kawananakoa purchased two yearlings for $605,000, and Bobby Cox had the high-seller for $500,000.

Julianna Hawn Holt continued her dominance as the leading consignor through two sessions with 10 head selling for $1,734,000. Burns Ranch, agent, sold 12 head for $725,000, and 6666 Ranch, agent, had seven head for $470,000.

Corona Cartel leads all sale sires through two sessions, by average with two or more sold, with 13 yearlings averaging $167,923. All-time leading sire First Down Dash had 22 for $95,318, and Feature Mr Jess had two yearlings average $77,500. Foose was the leading first-crop sire with five head averaging $31,700.

For preliminary results through two-sessions, including hip-by-hip results, CLICK HERE.

The final session is scheduled Sunday evening (Hips 293 through 497) and will begin promptly after the final race at Ruidoso Downs.