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Inaugural Foal In Utero Sale

 Set At Ruidoso Downs In August

            RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (January 27, 2017) – A unique and innovative Select Foal In Utero Sale at Ruidoso Downs has been unveiled and will have its inaugural offering on August 19.

            It will be held on the Saturday night during the same weekend as the trials to the Grade 1 All American Futurity and the Grade 1 All American Derby.

            The Select Foal In Utero Sale will offer only the highest quality, hand-selected embryos. The finest breeding in quarter horse racing will be represented in this limited number of embryos.

            “We will select only the embryos from the premier blue-hen mares by the leading sires and offer them in a select sale format,” said sale manager Lowell Neumayer. “The established success of embryo transfers in quarter horse racing points to the need to introduce this exciting new sale concept. It offers our sellers and buyers an additional option for success in their breeding and racing operations. It’s a win-win situation.”

            Further details will follow and entry blanks will be available in late March. The entry deadline is May 15.

            Requests for consignment contracts should be directed to the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company at 575.378.4474. If you have questions, call Neumayer at 575.937.4904 or Walt Wiggins at 575.808.3567.

2017 Horse Sale Dates

New Mexico Bred Sale: August 18-19, 2017

Select Foal in Utero Sale: August 19, 2017

Select QH Yearling: September 1-3, 2017


The sale begins each day immediately after the racing program at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack

Betchacantcatchme – the highest seller during day 2 of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, is shown in the pavlion during Saturday Night’s auction. Dan and Jolene Urschel paid $235,000 for the Tempting Dash colt. (Photo by Todd Fuqua)

A long history of excellence.

Beginning with the first sale that was held in 1958, the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company has had year after year of some of the top horses in the industry sold.



The horse that sold for $300,000 on the first day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs. (Photo by Richard Chamberlain)