Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale Reaches Record Heights, Oro Crystal Tops Sale at $400,000
The 2019 high-selling Ruidoso Select Yearling Oro Crystal sold for $400,00.

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Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale Reaches Record Heights, Oro Crystal Tops Sale at $400,000

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 1, 2019—Fueled by nearly unfettered buyer appetite for fillies in the closing session, the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale soared to near record heights for gross, average and median when it concluded Sunday night (Sep 1).

From a catalog of 389 select yearlings offered this year, Ruidoso Horse Sale Company reported 343 horses sold for gross receipts of $17,044,200, with the $49,692 average representing a 7% gain over the $46,488 figure a year ago when 324 horses were sold for $15,062,000. The median price rose 20% to $35,000 compared with $29,250 in 2018. The RNA rate was down -26% as 46 of the 389 horses through the ring did not sell.

Second high-seller Danjerous sold for $340,000 in the closing session Sunday.
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The three-day sale saw 38 yearlings sell for $100,000 or more, eight broke the $200,00 barrier, three the $300,000 mark and the sale topper at $400,000.

The sale's three high-sellers were all fillies that came out of the closing session on Sunday.

The high-seller at $400,000, Hip 399 Oro Crystal, went to Scott Ford, Stan Sigman and Johnny Trotter for a One Famous Eagle filly that is the first foal from the champion 2-year-old filly Walk Thru Crystal, by Walk Thru Fire. The second dam is stakes winner and multiple graded stakes producer Corona Crystal by Corona Cartel. Lazy E Ranch, Agent was the consignor.

Arden Sue Floyd Family Trust paid $340,000 for the second high-seller Hip 326 Danjerous, a half-sister to today's (Sunday) First Down Dash Stakes winner Danjer. Burns Ranch, Inc., Agent consigned the Favorite Cartel filly out of Grade 2 winner Shez Jess Toxic by Take Off Jess.

Scott Bryant bought a three-quarter sister to leading sire Apollitical Jess from Julianna Hawn Holt for $300,000. Hip 302 Lady La Belle is by leading sire One Famous Eagle out of champion and world champion producer Apollitical Time by Apollo.

Third high-seller Lady La Belle brought a final bid of $310,000. © Speedhorse Magazine / Linda Earley
Reliance Ranches LLC led all buyers with nine purchases grossing $1,045,000. Rachuan Suarez paid $764,500 for 20 yearlings and Stan Sigman and Johnny Trotter purchased two for $650,000.

Lazy E Ranch, Agent was the leading consignor or agent with 43 head sold for $2,249,000. Burns Ranch, Inc., Agent had 24 head gross $1,729,500; Bobby D. Cox sold 17 head for $866,500.; and Julianna Hawn Hold had six yearlings gross $856,000.

Good Reason SA was the leading sire of yearlings (by average with two or more sold) with two head averaging $80,000. Favorite Cartel sold 22 head for a $75,114 average and Tempting Dash had eight yearlings average $71,063.

Jess Good Candy was the leading first-crop sale sire (by average with two or more sold) with 30 yearlings averaging $40,333, Moonin The Eagle Had two for $39,500 and One Fabulous Eagle sold nine yearlings for a$35,677 average.

For preliminary results of session one, including hip-by-hip prices, CLICK HERE.