RUIDOSO DOWNS, N.M. – The thoroughbred portion of the New Mexico-bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs continued the upward trend set the by the quarter horse session with thoroughbred yearlings showing a 12.7 percent increase per horse sold on Saturday night.
The quarter horse yearlings on Friday night were up an amazing 53 percent per horse sold with average per horse sold of $14,639.
The thoroughbred yearlings averaged $9,233 per horse sold compared to $8,194 per horse sold in 2013.
A total of 10 thoroughbred yearlings sold for $30,000 or more with a sale-topper at $87,000.
The $87,000 yearling is a son of Roll Hennessy Roll and out stakes winner and stakes-winning producer Thunder Bertie, a daughter of Thunder Gulch. Thunder Bertie earned $122,950 and won the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes. She is the dam of the stakes winning Saint Ballado filly Ballad of Bertie, who earned $198,894.
The unnamed colt was consigned by A & A Ranch, LLC and bought by Joe Dee Brooks.
The second high seller is a son of Tin Can Sailor and Multitasker, by Bertrando. Multitasker is a half-sister to 2013 champion two-year-old colt Shared Belief, winner of the Grade 1, $375,000 Cash Call Futurity. She is also a full sister to the stakes-placed Double Major, third in the Sunshine Million Oaks.
The colt sold for $55,000 to Jim McClintic and came out of the Double LL Farms consignment.