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Ruidoso Sale Releases Final Figures

Yearling auction records increases in average, median and gross sales.

September 9, 2012

Ruidoso Yearling Sale

Final numbers released this week by the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale concluded with the average sale price up 6.2 percent over 2011 figures and up 33.3 percent over 2010 figures.

The total sale average was $46,885 as compared to $44,280 last year. The sale grossed $15,190,800 on 324 head marked sold, compared to $13,726,700 in 2011 for 310 head sold. The median jumped from $20,000 last year to $25,000 this year.

The high-selling yearling went through the ring on Sunday night when Carol On My Mind brought $520,000. She was consigned by 6666 Ranch, agent, and purchased by William Smith. Her dam First Carolina won the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity and earned $415,047. The Corona Cartel filly is a sister All American Futurity (G1) finalist Denver Pass.

The second-high seller for the entire sale was Wide Open Heart at $500,000. The first foal of All American Futurity winner Heartswideopen sold on Saturday night. Bobby Cox purchased the First Down Dash son from the Julianna Hawn Holt consignment.

There were those two yearlings who hit the $500,000 level, three sold for more than $400,000, eight for more than $300,000, 12 for more than $200,000 and 31 yearlings sold for more than $100,000.

Julianna Hawn Holt led all consignors with 14 head for $1,933,000, followed by 6666 Ranch, agent, with 14 sold for $1,810,000. Lazy E Ranch, agent, sold 82 head, however they were listed separately under various owners, for a combined total $4,216,700.

Reliance Ranches LLC was the sale's leading buyer with 12 head totaling $1,066,000. Abigail K. Kawananakoa had four head for $1,047,000, and William E. Smith purchased three yearlings for $870,000.

Corona Cartel was the sale's leading sire by average, with two or more yearlings sold. The #2 leading living sire of money earners had 18 head average $177,333. All-time leading sire First Down Dash had 29 sell for an average of $86,291, and second-crop sire Valiant Hero had 18 sell for an average of $64,444.

Champion Inseperable was the leading first-crop sale sire with two for an average of $27,500, followed by champion Foose who had seven head in his first sale crop average $25,071.

For final results, including hip-by-hip figures, CLICK HERE.