Three Yearlings Break $300,000 Mark In Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale Opening Session Friday
Updated: Sep 10
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–SEPTEMBER 1, 2023–
Across-the-board numbers dipped slightly in the Friday's opening session of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, however three yearlings brought bids of $300,000 or more compared to one $300,000 yearling in last year's opener.
Paragon Farms LLC purchased the opening session high-seller Hip 119, Ajs Flashnthachicks, for $360,000. Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Stinebaugh Equine Enterprises, consigned the colt by leading sire Apollitical Jess colt from the first crop out of Flashing My Pjs by First Moonflash. The second dam is champion 2-year-old filly Pj Chick In Black, a multiple graded stakes producer.
All American Ruidoso Horse Sales Company reported 141 of the 172 yearlings through the ring on night one sold for gross figures of $7,626,500, a 15% decrease year-on-year's opening session. The first night sale average price of $54,099 is compared at $58,770 when 152 horses sold in 2022. The median dipped 11% to $40,000. An RNA rate of 22% represents the 31 horses that did not sell. If the sale follows suit, like last year, it's bounced back in the second and third sessions to report record breaking numbers in 2022.
Jackpot Farm paid $335,000 for Friday's second high-seller, Hip 168 Speed Favorite, a colt by leading sire Favorite Cartel, from Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Speed LLC. Out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Sass Me, an AQHA Dam of Distinction, Speed Favorite is a half-brother to 12 black type and two champions.
Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Steve Hurlbert, DVM consigned Friday's third high-seller, Hip 192 Prey N Cartel. The Prey N Cartel Partnership paid $300,000 for the colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Preyn Onthe Mountain by Ivory James.
Reliance Ranches, LLC was the session one leading buyer with five purchases totaling $447,000. Jackpot Farm had two for $365,000 and Paragon Farms LLC had the one totaling $360,000.
Lazy E Ranch, Agent was the session one leading consignor and/or agent with 12 head grossing $594,000. Burns Ranch, Agent sold eight yearlings for $556,000 and Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock, LLC had 11 head bring $502,000. Lazy E Ranch, LLC Agent for other consignors were also fourth, sixth and eighth leading consignors on Friday.
Apollitical Jess was the leading sale sire of yearlings (by average, two or more sold) in session one with a seven-head average of $120,143. Favorite Cartel had 14 head average $100,714 and Walk Thru Fire had two for $88,500 average. Gold Heart V was the leading first-crop sale sire (by average, two or more sold) with five head averaging $51,000.
For preliminary results from night-one, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.
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The second session of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, offering hips 196 thru 320, will start promptly Saturday evening (Sept. 2), following the final race at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.
The closing session (three) will feature hips 321 thru 445 Sunday (Sept. 3), also starting promptly after the final race at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino.