RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. – The Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale affirmed its position as quarter horse racing’s premier sale with final figures that show an 8.2 percent boost over last year with a strong final session on Saturday night.
The entire offering averaged $44,917.
The Sunday offering, the third of the three-night sale, showed a 14.6 percent increase in average per horse sold with the average per horse sold at $45,067.
Topping the final session at $260,000 was Jess A Sweetie, a daughter of Apollitical Jess and out of the multiple stakes winner One Sweet Dash, the dam of 2012 world champion and leading sire One Dashing Eagle, Grade 1 Golden State Million winner One Sweet Jess and the stakes winning, track-record setter Hes A Standout.
Jess A Sweetie was consigned by Allred Bros. Ranch, LLC and purchased by Johnny Trotter. AQHA president Trotter also bought the second-high seller on the first night for $230,000. The Corona Cartel filly is out of broodmare of the year Run The Dash, the dam of world champion Blues Girl Too.
The second high-seller during the final session at $225,000 was Budder Think Twice, a daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash and Budderfly Effect. A daughter of Strawflyin Buds, Budderfly Effect is the dam of Grade 1 Golden State Million winner Igotyourtac and Restricted Grade 2 Governor’s Cup Derby winner Scoop Of Sunshine.
McColee Land and Livestock purchased Budder Think Twice from Lazy E Ranch, LLC, agent for Double Bar S Ranch, LLC.
The entire sale’s topper, Rip Tide, sold on the first night for $300,000. He is a gray son of Corona Cartel and the stakes winning, 440-yard track-record setter Little Surfer by First Down Dash. Rip Tide’s second dam is broodmare of the year Runaway Wave, dam of world champion Wave Carver and two-time champion Ocean Runaway.
Rip Tide was consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, agent and purchased by Reliance Ranches, LLC.
A total of 41 yearlings sold for $100,000 or more during the three nights.