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18 Six-Figure Yearlings Lead Strong Opening Session of 2022 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale
Friday's opening session high-seller Hip 100, Sc Time To Run, leaves the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale ring after bringing a final bid of $335,000.

Emily Flusche-Pierce
18 Six-Figure Yearlings Lead Strong Opening Session of 2022 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–SEPTEMBER 2, 2022–Going against a record-breaking session from a year ago the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale opener on Friday evening held its own with 18 six-figure yearlings selling on night-one of the three-day event.

Last year’s opening session included First Texas Flash, the highest Quarter Horse yearling at ever sell at auction for $800,000. Tonight’s session sold 13 yearlings for more than $100,000, four yearlings over $200,000 and the high-seller for more than $300,000.

Friday’s opening session saw 152 horses sold for $8,933,000 in gross receipts, up from $8,560,500 for 140 horses last year. The average price tonight was $58,770, was slightly down from $61,146 in last year’s opener. The median price tonight was $45,000, a 6% increase over last year’s night one of $42,500.   Eighty-five percent of the horses offered in the first session were sold.   

Dunn Ranch paid $335,000 for the session one sale-topper Hip 100, Sc Time To Run, an Apolitical Jess colt offered by Lazy E Ranch, Agent for Reliance Ranches, LLC. Out of the two-time champion mare Spit Curl Diva, Sc Time To Run is a half-sibling to eight black type.

Brian Levings purchased the second high-seller, Hip 104 Favorite City for $235,000.  Dunn Ranch consigned the Favorite Cartel filly out of Send City by Tres Seis. She is a half-sister to two-time Champion of Champions(G1) winner Apollitical Pence.

Taos River Ranch paid $210,000 for the third high-seller, Pollitical Resistance, a daughter of Apollitical Jess. Brown Racing, Agent for Mark & Peggy Brown, consigned the filly out of G2 winner Dreaming Of Kisses, the dam of stakes winners Kissed By An Eagle and Jess My Kiss.

Coke L. Gage led all buyers in session one with four purchases grossing $447,000. Tabasco Racing, LLC signed the ticket on six head for $339,000 and Dunn Ranch had the one purchase for $335,000.

MJ Farms, Agent led all consignors and agents on day-one with 14 head selling for $751,000 gross receipts. Burns Ranch, Agent had 10 head gross $670,000 and Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for McColee Land & Livestock, LLC sold 6 head for $495,000.

Corona Cartel was the leading sale sire (by average, two or more sold) in session one with seven head averaging $100,714. Apolitical Jess had 13 yearlings average $99,077 and Pyc Paint Your Wagon sold 3 for an $83,000 average.

Flying Cowboy 123 was the leading first-crop sale sire (by average, two or more sold) in session one with four yearlings for $66,250. Leading Thoroughbred sire Into Mischief’s first Quarter Horse crop saw two yearlings average $57,000.

For preliminary results from night-one, including hip-by-hip prices CLICK HERE.

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The second session of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, offering hips 181 thru 303, will start promptly Saturday evening (Sept. 3), following the final race at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

The closing session (three) will feature hips 304 thru 425 Sunday (Sept. 4), also starting promptly after the final race at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

CLICK HERE for a copy of an online catalog.

For additional sale information call the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company at 575.378.4474.