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Stellar Yearlings In Ruidoso Sale

August 25, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (August 25, 2006) – Some of Quarter Horse racing’s future stars are surely among the 465 elegantly bred yearlings offered in the Ruidoso Select Quarter Horse Yearling Sale next weekend.

Quarter horse racing’s premier sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 1 through Sunday, Sept. 3 at the Ruidoso Downs Sales Pavilion east of Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Each of the three sessions will start after the afternoon racing program at 5 p.m. First post time at Ruidoso Downs for this week’s Friday through Monday racing schedule will be 12 p.m.

The strength of the yearlings offered is illustrated by the fact that 88 of the yearlings are out of a stakes-winning mare who earned more $100,000, 50 of the yearlings are out of a mare who has produced at least one stakes winner of more than $100,000 and 21 of the yearlings are out of a mare who was a stakes winner of over $100,000 and produced at least one stakes winner of over $100,000.

This depth of quality attracts buyers from throughout North America and South America to Ruidoso Downs looking for their next major futurity horse. The numbers support the wide-ranging buyer interest because five of the 10 finalists in the Grade 1, $2,050,000 All American Futurity on Labor Day went through the Ruidoso sales ring last summer.

There are many yearlings in this weekend’s sale by leading sires and from Quarter Horse racing’s finest producing female families. There are 27 yearlings sired by all-time leading sire First Down Dash, 35 yearlings by Corona Cartel and 49 yearlings by Mr Jess Perry. Those three stallions were the top-three sires on 2005 money earners with combined progeny earnings of over $10 million.

Some of the many notable yearlings include a brother to world champion and derby triple crown winner DM Shicago, two daughters of All American Futurity winner Corona Cash, two half-siblings to three-time champion Catchmeinyourdreams, a son of broodmare of the year Corona Chick, a daughter of champion Indigo Illusion, a half-sister to All American Futurity winner Falling In Loveagain, a sister to All American Futurity winner AB What A Runner, a half-brother to All American Futurity winner Eyesa Special, a half-brother to world champion Whosleavingwho, a son of broodmare of the year Illusive Princess and a half-sister to the undefeated All American Futurity finalist Okey Dokey Fantasy.

There are many more yearlings of similar quality ensuring that some of the yearlings passing through the ring will become important futurity horses in 2007.