Ruidoso Downs, NM – March 18, 2013 – Ruidoso Horse Sale graduates were dominant in the $231,306 New Mexican Spring Futurity trials at Sunland Park on Friday afternoon.
$45,000 Ruidoso Select Sale graduate Moonifisant, showed he could be a force against open as well as New Mexico-bred completion with an overwhelming performance when racing to the fastest-qualifying time.
Owned by Peter Gallegos, Robert Sanchez and Patricia Gonzalez, Moonifisant won the last of 10 trials for New Mexico-breds by three lengths as the 4-5 favorite. He was timed in :15.007 for the 300 yards.
Moonifisant, a son of Sixes Royal and top producer Nagano Moon, is a half-brother to champion aged stallion First Moonflash, stakes winners Dash Ta Moon and Full Moon Dasher, and last year’s Rainbow Futurity runner-up Vancouver Moon.
It was also a big afternoon for other Ruidoso Sales graduates qualifiers: Woodys Allstar by Woodbridge: NM QH Bred Sale $8,000; Jess Sandy Jr by Jesse James Jr.: NM QH Bred Sale $30,000; Threedewoodee by Woodbridge NM QH Bred Sale $39,000; Too Flash for You by First Moonflash: Ruidoso Select Sale $20,000; Unseen Version by Latest Version: NM QH Bred Sale $3,000; Patrick James by Jesse James Jr:. NM QH Bred Sale $37,000 and Spiced Swissie by Swissle Stick NM QH Bred Sale $28,500.
Eight out of the ten qualifiers were Ruidoso Horse Sale graduates, 6 from the NM QH Bred Sale and 2 from the Ruidoso QH Select Yearling Sale. Congratulations to all!