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Ruidoso Yearling Sale shows gains over 2005


September 5, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

Ruidoso Downs, NM (Sept. 4, 2006) — The Ruidoso Select Quarter Horse Sale concluded an excellent three-night run on Sunday, September 3, with an overall gain of 31.6 percent in total sales and the number of yearlings receiving a bid of $100,000 or more up 56.5 percent over their respective 2005 figures.

The total sales reached $17,011,800 on 450 yearlings, compared to total receipts of $15,126,100 on 427 yearlings in 2005. This translates to a 5.4-percent increase in the average price for each yearlings passing through the ring from $35,424 in 2005 to $37,804 this year.

The high-end of the yearling market showed exceptional gains with 36 yearlings receiving a bid of $100,000 or more. This is up from 23 yearlings receiving a bid of $100,000 or more in 2005.

The sale topper, Captain Courage, sold on the first night of the three-night sale. The son of Mr Jess Perry and broodmare of the year Corona Chick was transferred from Julianna Hawn Holt to Chad Hart on a bid of $415,000. Corona Chick was a two-time champion on the track and is the dam of two-time champion and All American Futurity winner Corona Cash.

The next high seller, also from the Holt consignment, brought $330,000 on the final night of the sale. The Mr Jess Perry son, named Red Storm Cat, was purchased by GA Connection. The colt is out of Rainbow Futurity runner-up Tiny Dash Of Cash, dam of All American Futurity runner-up Dash Of Perry.

Topping the second night of the sale and the third highest selling yearling was DM Selexus, a full brother to 2005 world champion DM Shicago, on a bid of $300,000. DM Shicago won the 2004 All American Futurity and the 2005 Ruidoso, Rainbow and All American derbies at Ruidoso Downs. He was consigned by Don Moler, with Roger Daly the agent, and purchased by Jim and Marilyn Helzer.

The number of yearlings receiving a bid of $50,000 or higher also showed a strong double-digit increase, from 76 in 2005 to 105 in this year’s sale. This is an increase of 38.1 percent.