RUIDOSO DOWNS – Rip Tide, a Corona Cartel colt consigned by agent Lazy E Ranch LLC, sold for $300,000 to top the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, held Aug. 29-31 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs.

Reliance Ranches LLC of Llano, Texas, signed the ticket for Rip Tide (Hip No. 90) on the opening night of the sale. The colt is out of Little Surfer, a stakes-winning 8-year-old daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash and a full sister to 2006 world champion Wave Carver and two-time champion Ocean Runaway.

Jess A Sweetie (Photo by Todd Fuqua)

Jess A Sweetie (Hip No. 360), the second-highest seller, was acquired by Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, for $260,000 from the Allred Bros. Ranch LLC consignment. A bay daughter of 2010 world champion Apollitical Jess and the Grade 3-winning First Down Dash mare One Sweet Jess, Jess A Sweetie is a half sister to three stakes winners, including ’12 world champion One Dashing Eagle and Grade 1 winner One Sweet Jess.

Dan and Jolene Urschel purchased the third-highest seller, Betchacantcatchme (Hip No. 231), for $235,000. Consigned by Kirk Goodfellow’s Dreams Come True Ranch of Nacogdoches, Texas, the sorrel colt is a son of 2009 champion 2-year-old colt Tempting Dash.

Betchacantcatchme – the highest seller during day 2 of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, is shown in the pavlion during Saturday Night’s auction. Dan and Jolene Urschel paid $235,000 for the Tempting Dash colt. (Photo by Todd Fuqua)

His stakes winning and graded stakes placed dam, the Takin On The Cash mare Dreams For Lyndsie, is a half sister to three-time AQHA champion Catchmeinyourdreams.

Trotter also acquired the fourth-highest seller, Devilwitha Bluedress (Hip No. 22), for $230,000. The filly, consigned by agent Belle Mere Farm Ltd., is a sorrel daughter of Corona Cartel and a full sister to 2007 world champion Blues Girl Too.

A total of 347 of the 461 yearlings offered sold for an aggregate sum of $15,555,400. The average price of $44,828 was 8-percent higher than last year’s average of $41,480. There were 93 yearlings who did not reach their reserve and 22 outs.

Also, a total of 39 yearlings sold for $100,000 or more.

Lazy E Ranch, agent, was the sale’s leading consignor with 25 head sold for $1,569,000. Reliance Ranches LLC was the leading buyer with 14 purchases totaling $1,764,000.

Corona Cartel was the leading sire by average, as his 25 yearlings sold for an average price of $84,240.

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