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Attila’s Storm Colt Tops New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale
RSS Feeds Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Hermano, a yearling colt by Attila’s Storm out of the winning and stakes-placed Dome mare Hand Glide, sold for $100,000 to top the August 19-20 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.

Bred by R.D. Hubbard and consigned by Hubbard’s Crystal Springs Farm at Tularosa, Hermano (Hip No. 259) was purchased by Ruis Racing. The colt is a full brother to Thermal, a three-time stakes winner and earner of $453,332, and Reaper, a four-time stakes winner and earner of $349,970.

Hermano is also a full brother to the stakes-placed Glide Path and Another Brother. The runner-up in the July 31 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs, Another Brother qualified to the $152,974 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) on September 5.

Another member of the Crystal Springs consignment, an unnamed daughter of Southwestern Heat, sold for $60,000. Scott Bryant signed the ticket for the filly (Hip No. 222), who is out of winning 8-year-old Hennessy mare Cocktail Girl. Cocktail Girl has foaled two winners from as many starters and is a half sister to three stakes winners, including Brazilian Group 1 winners Virginie (BRZ) and Be Fair (BRZ).

John W. Rogers Jr. paid $55,000 for the Indian Firewater filly Old Flames Who (Hip No. 194). Out of the A & A Ranch consignment, Old Flames Who is out of the winning 10-year-old Dixie Union mare Don’t Get Married.

During the Thoroughbred portion of the sale, 69 head sold for a total of $635,300 (average per head, $9,207). There were 14 repurchases, five withdrawls, and 11 of the consigned yearlings received no bid.

The top-selling Quarter Horses, He Be Flashy (Hip No. 88) and Wild Daddy (Hip No. 178) both sold for $60,000 and were purchased by Jack Manning. He Be Flashy was out of the Double LL Farms consignment and is a son of champion First Moonflash and the stakes-winning Corona Caliente mare Seven Coronas. The sorrel colt is a full brother to 2015 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) runner-up Dark Moonflash and a half to the multiple graded stakes placed Sixes Royal gelding Sic Em Sixes.

Part of the MJ Farms consignment, Wild Daddy is a gelded son of freshman sire Big Daddy Cartel and Wild Vines, a winning daughter of The Signature. Wild Daddy is a half brother to two-time Grade 1 futurity winner and ’07 All American Futurity (G1) finalist Wild Six.

Stan Sigman paid $47,000 for CD Daddys Home (Hip No. 158), a daughter of Big Daddy Cartel from the Cynthia Dick consignment. The filly is out of the placed Valiant Hero mare Roughian, a half sister to 2009 Sunland Park Winter Futurity (G2) winner Templar Knight and the multiple stakes placed FDD Dynasty gelding Sprinster.

During the Quarter Horse portion of the sale, 140 of the yearlings consigned sold for a total of $1,682,100 (average per head, $12,015). There were 26 repurchases and 14 withdrawals.

Combined, a total of 209 New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds sold for an aggregate sum of $2,317,400 (average per head, $11,088). There were a total of 40 repurchases, 19 withdrawals, and 11 yearlings -- all Thoroughbreds -- received no bid.

“We had a great year last year,” said Ruidoso Select Sales Company general manager Lowell Neumayer, referring to the 2015 average of $13,342. “We continue to see more and more people place their better New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses in the (Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale).

“They’re good horses, their pedigrees fit that sale and they nominate them to the Triple Crown,” he added. “It hurts the average in this sale, but overall it comes out about the same.”

Click here to view the full results of the two-day sale.

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