RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM – September 2, 2012 – The Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale showed double-digit gains for the second session, fueled by a $500,000 high seller, to lift the sale to a 6.3 percent gain after two of the three nights.
The second session on Saturday night was up 14.5 percent over comparable 2011 figures with an average yearling price of $56,538. This is up 36 percent over the second night of the 2010 sale. This year’s sale average through two sessions is up 33.5 percent over the first two offerings in the 2010 sale.
The much anticipated sale of All American Futurity winner Heartswideopen’s first foal topped the second night and the first two nights at $500,000. Wide Open Heart, a son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash, was consigned by Julianna Hawn Holt and purchased by Bobby Cox.
Heartswideopen was a two-time champion who also won the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity, Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby and the Grade 1 Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs. She was second in the Grade 1 All American Derby. She retired with 11 wins from 13 starts and earnings of $1,885,283.
Lilias Cartel, a daughter of Corona Cartel and Check Her Twice, was the second high-seller and the high-selling filly on Saturday night at $350,000. She was consigned by Lazy E Ranch, agent for Zory Kuzyk, and purchased by Joe Kirk and/or Merle Fulton. Check Her Twice was a Grade 1 stakes winner of $215,000 and is the dam of grade 1 stakes winner Check Him Out and stakes winner Masters Call.
Fulton Ranch, owned by Joe Kirk Fulton, purchased Dont Eat The Dazies for $300,000. She is a daughter of First Down Dash who is a half-sister to two-time champion Jess You And I, an earner of $1,819,669. She was consigned by Lazy E Ranch, agent for Double Bar S Ranch.
Rocket And Roll, a son of Corona Cartel and champion Apollitical Time, sold for $340,000 from the Holt consignment. He was purchased by Jesus Fernandez Deluna. Apollitical Time was the 2010 broodmare of the year and the dam of 2010 world champion Apollitical Jess.
The second session of the sale featured 15 yearlings that brought at least $100,000.