Ruidoso Sale Concludes with Gains

Three-day sale wraps with 39 horses sold for $100,000 or more.

The three-day auction concluded with gross sales of $15.55 million, up $2.3 million from last year.

The Ruidoso Horse Sale Company closed three days of strong trading at their select yearling sale Sunday with final figures well ahead of last year's successful event.

The sale's overall average on 347 horses sold was $44,828, marking an 8% rise over 2013; the overall median remained even at $30,000. Overall aggregate was up 18% higher at $15,555,400, more than $2.3 million ahead of the 2013 total. There were 93 yearlings that did not reach their reserve and 22 outs from the 465 head cataloged.

In all, 39 yearlings sold for $100,000 or more. The sale-topper came in the opening session with Reliance Ranches LLC’s purchase of Riptide, a Corona Cartel colt for $300,000. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, consigned the colt out of Little Surfer, a sister to world champion Wave Carver and champion Ocean Runaway.

The second high-seller came in the closing session when Johnny Trotter paid $260,000 for an Apollitical Jess filly out of One Sweet Dash, by First Down Dash. Allred Brothers Ranch LLC consigned the half-sister to world champion One Dashing Eagle and Grade 1 winner One Sweet Jess.

Dan and Jolene Urschel purchased the sale's third-highest yearling in the second session for $235,000. Dreams Comes True Ranch consigned Betchacantcatchme, a Tempting Dash colt out of Dreams For Lyndsie, by Takin On The Cash.

Reliance Ranches LLC was the sale's leading buyer with 14 yearlings totaling $1,764,000. Terry Stennett purchased seven head for $655,000, Johnny Trotter had three purchases for $572,000 and Dan and Jolene Urschel had four head totaling $480,000.

Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent, was the leading consignor and/or agent with 25 head totaling $1,569,000. Burns Ranch had 20 head gross $1,131,000, Juliana Hawn Holt sold 14 yearlings for $824,500 and Roger Daly, agent for Bobby D. Cox, had 16 head bring $774,000. Lazy E Ranch LLC, agent for two other consignors, were the fifth- and sixth-leading consignors.

Leading living sire of money earners Corona Cartel lead all sale sires (by average with two or more sold) with 25 head averaging $84,240. Volcom had two yearlings average $84,000, Walk Thru Fire knocked down 14 head for $69,786 and leading second crop sire Tempting Dash had 11 head average $63,955.

Favorite Cartel was the leading first-sale crop sire (by average with two or more sold) with five head at a $60,000 average. Louisiana Senator had seven yearlings average $56,929, and Bodacious Dash sold four head that averaged $51,375.

For preliminary results of the three sessions, including hip-by-hip information, CLICK HERE.

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