RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. – An unnamed colt by the Hennessy stallion Roll Hennessy Roll topped the Thoroughbred portion of the Aug. 15-16 New Mexico-Bred Sale at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavilion.

Consigned by Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch of Anthony, N.M., the colt (Hip No. 229) was purchased on Saturday for $87,000 by Joe Dee Brooks, Scott Bryant, R.D. Hubbard, Brad King, and Dale Taylor.

He is one of nine foals produced by Thunder Bertie, a 16-year-old daughter of Thunder Gulch who won the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (G3) at Arlington Park in 2000, and he is a half brother to the listed stakes winning Saint Ballado filly Ballad Of Bertie.

The second-highest seller, an unnamed colt (Hip No. 220) by the Military stallion Tin Can Sailor, sold for $55,000 to Jim McClintic. Consigned by W.L. Mooring’s Double LL Farms of Bosque, New Mexico, the colt is out of Multitasker, is a winning 8-year-old mare by Bertrando and a half sister to two graded stakes winners, including 2013 champion 2-year-old colt and Grade 1 winner Shared Belief.

Another unnamed colt (Hip No. 187) consigned by Double LL was acquired for $50,000 by West Texas Racing Partnership. A chestnut son of the Storm Cat stallion Weather Warning, the colt is one of seven foals produced by the 14-year-old Sunday Minister mare Smooching, who is a half sister to Ciento, a Prospector Jones gelding who won 14 New Mexico-bred stakes from 2001-04.

A total of 73 Thoroughbred yearlings sold for an aggregate $803,300, compared to the 101 sold for a gross of $1,003,600 in 2013. This year’s average of $11,004 marked an 11-percent increase over last year’s average of $9,937.

The were 11 buybacks, and 14 Thoroughbred yearlings received no bid.

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse broodmares were also offered for auction on Saturday.

A total of 15 broodmares – 11 Thoroughbred and four Quarter Horse – sold for $52,500, an average of $3,500 per head. Last year, the same number of broodmares brought a total of $64,200. This year’s average of $3,500 was down 18 percent from the 2013 broodmare average of $4,280.

The high-selling broodmare, the Thoroughbred Luxury Flight (Hip No. 248), was acquired for $20,000 by Linda Alexander, Lauren Fincher, and Melanie Miller. Consigned by A & A Ranch, the winning 13-year-old daughter of the Flying Paster stallion Flying Victor has produced three foals, none of which have yet started. Included in the sale was a 2014 filly by Diabolical, and the mare is believed to be in foal to Attila’s Storm.

For complete information on the sale, visit the Ruidoso Horse Sales Company website at