New Mexico-Bred Sale Recap: Day One

Big Daddy Cartel colt sells for $55,000 to top the first night of the two-night sale.

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Vintage Spotrod, a colt by Big Daddy Cartel, topped the first night of the New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Vintage Spotrod, a colt by third-crop sire Big Daddy Cartel, sold for $55,000 to top the first night of the two-night New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC and Javier Rodriguez signed the ticket for Vintage Spotrod. MJ Farms, agent, consigned the colt, a half brother to four winners, including 2015 Zia Futurity (RG1) finalist Beerun.

The Ruidoso Horse Sale Company reported that 40 of the 50 Quarter Horse yearlings cataloged on Friday sold for $556,700, a 30-percent increase over last year's opening Quarter Horse number where 42 head grossed $390,000.

Click here for a complete recap of the first day of the sale. The sale continues Saturday night following the conclusion of the All American Futurity (G1) trials at adjacent Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

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