Despite uncertain oil and natural gas markets, the Ruidoso Downs’ New Mexico-Bred Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Sale showed stable results when compared to the 2015 offering.
Last year, quarter horse yearlings averaged $12,974 and this year brought $12,034 per horse sold (final).
Last year, thoroughbreds (mares and yearlings) averaged $7,675 and this year’s thoroughbred yearlings brought $7,748 per horse sold (final).
The overall sale averaged $10,539 last year and $10,485 this year per horse (final).
Topping the sale at $100,000 was a thoroughbred colt named Hermano from the Crystal Springs Farm consignment. He is sired by leading New Mexico stallion Attila’s Storm and the colt is a full brother to stakes winners Thermal, Reaper and the two-year-old Another Brother. Thermal has earned $442,332 while Reaper has earned $373,370. Another Brother was a close second in the $173,00 Mountain Top Futurity and recently qualified for the $152,974 Rio Grande Senor Thoroughbred Futurity. The stakes-placed and $210,000 earner Hang Glide is the dam Thermal, Reaper, Another Brother and Hermano.
Hermano was purchased by Ruis Racing.
The quarter horse sale was led by a pair of $60,000 sellers, He Be Flashy and Wild Daddy. They were each purchased by Jack Manning.
He Be Flashy, from the Double LL Farms consignment, is a son of top stallion First Moonflash and out of New Mexican Spring Fling Futurity winner Seven Coronas, dam of two stakes-place runners.
Wild Daddy is by the promising young sire Big Daddy Cartel and out of Wild Vines, the dam of Rainbow Futurity winner and $601,632 earner Wild Six. The colt came from the MJ Farms consignment.
The Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the premier yearling sale in quarter horse racing, coincides with the stellar lineup of races over Labor Day weekend. The Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale will begin after the racing programs on September 2-4.
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