A total of 466 yearlings have been consigned to this year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, to be held Aug. 29-31 at the Horse Sale Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs.
The sale will begin each day immediately after the racing program at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.
Several of the yearlings being offered have ties to finalists in this year’s $2.6-million All American Futurity (G1) and $1.9-million All American Derby (G1). For example, Sierra Madre B (Hip No. 94) is a half sister to Thunderball B, the second-fastest qualifier to Monday’s All American Futurity. Consigned by Bielau Oaks of Weimar, Texas, Sierra Madre B is a daughter of two-time champion Separatist and is a half sister to two stakes winners, including Grade 3 winner Fast N Furious B.
First Fancy Prize (Hip No. 397) is a full sister to graded stakes winner Im A Fancy PYC, the third-fastest All American Futurity qualifier. A bay filly by Grade 1 winner PYC Paint Your Wagon consigned by 6666 Ranch as agent for Weetona Stanley of Madill, Oklahoma, First Fancy Prize is also a full sister to PYC First Prize Fany, the runner-up in the February 23, $183,295 South Florida Derby at Hialeah Park.
Jess An Angel (Hip No. 203), a sorrel filly by champion Mr Jess Perry consigned by Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas, is a half sister to Kates Dynasty, the second-fastest qualifier to Sunday’s All American Derby and last year’s AQHA champion 2-year-old filly. Jess An Angel is also a half sister to graded stakes winner Texas Sixes and stakes winner Texas Icon.
One Fabulous Eagle (Hip No. 43) is a full brother to The Ultimate Eagle, the fifth-fastest qualifier to the All American Derby. Consigned by Lazy E Ranch of Guthrie, Oklahoma, as agent for Christine Hudson, the bay colt is by champion One Famous Eagle out of the unraced Strawfly Special mare Ladys Heart Of Gold, a full sister to Grade 1 winner Strength In Numbers. Ladys Heart Of Gold has produced four stakes-placed runners, including Eagle On The Fly, a full sister to One Fabulous Eagle who ran third behind winner and 2013 Ruidoso Select Sale graduate Trendi and runner-up Kiss My Hocks in this year’s 400-yard, $900,000 Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Lazy E Ranch once again leads the sale with 151 consignments. Lazy E’s consignment includes Quan (Hip No. 227), a sorrel son of champions First Down Dash and Jumping Tac Flash and a full or half brother to four stakes winners, including champion Carters Cartel; and My Dashin Corona (Hip No. 287), a filly by Corona Cartel and a full sister to Grade 1 winner and prominent sire PYC Paint Your Wagon.
Last year’s Select Yearling Sale graduates include Trendi, who was acquired by William E. Smith for $210,000. A total of 319 of the 446 yearlings offered were sold for an aggregate sum of $13,232,200, an average of $41,480 per head. The $350,000 sale-topper, Cartels Big Gun, was acquired by Edward C. Allred from the Burns Ranch consignment.
For more information on the sale, including a complete sales catalog, visit www.ruidososelectyearlingsale.com, or call the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sales Company at (575) 378-4474.