Ruidoso Select Session Two Continues Momentum On Saturday, High-Seller Reaches $460,000
Goodtyme, a colt by leading sire Apollitical Jess brought a final bid of $430,000 in Saturday's second session of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

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Ruidoso Select Session Two Continues Momentum On Saturday, High-Seller Reaches $460,000

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM–SEPTEMBER 3, 2022–Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale continued its momentum during the second session tonight (Sep 3).

“Without question tonight’s $86,000 average is staggering,” longtime Ruidoso Sale assistant Walt Wiggins said. “Thirty-four head sold for more than $100,000 each, which is more than 25% of tonight’s sale offering.”

The All American Ruidoso Horse Sale Company reported 261 horses grossed $18,137,000 through night 2, an 11% increase over the 244 sold through the first two sessions in 2021. The sale’s average price through two nights of $69,490 is a 4% increase over last year’s two night of $66,914. The two-night $50,000 median is an 11% increase over $45,000 after two sessions in 2021. The 41 head that went unsold represent an RNA rate of 16%.

Forty-eight yearlings have broken the six-figure mark through the first two session.

West Texas Racing Partnership purchased Saturday’s high-seller, Hip 276 Goodtyme, for $460,000 from the Bobby D. Cox consignment. The son of leading sire Apollitical Jess is out of the youngest AQHA Dam of Distinction ever, Havanah Goodtime by Ivory James. Goodtyme is a half-brother to champion Duponte and Heritage Place Futurity(G1) winners Nymeria and Sunnyside.

West Texas Racing Partnership also picked up the second high-seller on Saturday, Hip 261 Opt Time, a son of champion sire Favorite Cartel for $310,000. Burns Ranch, Agent consigned the colt out of You Can Fly, by Walk Thru Fire. Opt Time is a full sibling to Go Man Go Handicap(G1) winner You Can Run and RG1-placed Opt Out.

Juliana Hawn Holt sold the third high-seller Saturday, Hip 250 Flash Dash, a colt by Apollitical Jess from the Corona Cartel mare Love Samba. Ricardo Ramirez paid $290,000 for the half-brother to stakes winner Rockn Red Rhythm and Rainbow Futurity(G1) finalist My Mystery Lover.

Through two sessions West Texas Racing Partnership is the sale’s leading buyer with the two purchases for $770,000. Reliance Ranches has spent $630,000 on seven yearlings while Coke L. Gage signed six tickets for $565,000.

Burns Ranch, Agent leads all consignors and agents through two sessions with 18 head grossing $1,837,000. Bobby D. Cox sold 14 head for $1,290,000 and MJ Farms, Agent has 19 head or $1,268,000.

Apollitical Jess is the leading sale sire (by average, with two or more sold) through the first two sessions. He has 23 head that averaged $152,609. Corona Cartel has nine yearlings for a $99,222 average and Favorite Cartel has 53 yearlings averaging $88,038.

Flying Cowboy 123 is the leading first-crop sale sire with eight yearlings’ (by average, with two or more sold) for $63,375.

For preliminary results from session and one and two, including hip-by-hip prices CLICK HERE.

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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.