RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. – Jess A Satin Flash, a colt by champion and 2013 leading freshman sire First Moonflash, sold for $60,000 to top Friday’s New Mexico-Bred Quarter Horse Yearling Sale at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavilion.
Consigned by Double LL Farms of Bosque, New Mexico, Jess A Satin Flash (Hip No. 57) was acquired by Don and Lane Reynolds. The sorrel colt is out of Jess Satin, a 12-year-old winning and graded stakes placed daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry, and he is a half brother to 2009 Zia Futurity (RG1) winner Jess A Chicks.
James Bordeaux (Hip No. 67) was acquired for $57,000 by M & J Racing. Consigned by MJ Farms of Veguita, New Mexico, the sorrel son of Jesse James Jr and the winning and graded stakes placed Blushing Bug mare Bridgette Bordeaux is a half brother to Brancott, the runner-up to Leave N Legal in the 2011 Hard Twist Stakes (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque.
The third-highest seller, Jess A Gettin It (Hip No. 20), sold for $55,000 to David E. Barrett and J & SM Inc. Consigned by MJ Farms as agent for Benny Smith, the sorrel colt is a half brother to ’05 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG1) winner Royal Snowflakes and two stakes-placed runners.
All told, six yearlings sold for $50,000 or more. Of the 134 yearlings offered, 119 sold for an aggregate sum of $1,782,500, which exceeded last year’s total of $1,778,900 on 179 head sold. This year’s average of $14,979 marked a 47-percent increase over the 2013 average of $9,938. The median price of $10,000 was up 61 percent over last year’s median of $6,200.
West Texas Racing Partnership was the sale’s leading buyer with three yearlings totaling $86,000. Double LL Farms was the leading consignor by gross with 41 head selling for $680,700. By average, Chicks A Blazin was the sale’s leading sire with five head averaging $21,400.
The New Mexico-bred sale will continue Saturday night with Thoroughbred yearlings and Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse broodmares offered. The sale will begin approximately 30 minutes after the running of the last race at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.
For complete information on the sale, visit the Ruidoso Horse Sales Company website at www.ruidososelectyearlingsale.com.