Sunday, July 25, 2010
More than 400 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse yearlings have been consigned to this year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale, to be held August 20-21 at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion in Ruidoso Downs.
The sale is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, August 20, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 21. The sale pavilion is located on Highway 70, about a mile east of the entrance to Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.
W.L. Mooring’s Double LL Farms at Bosque, New Mexico, is the sale’s top consignor with 74 yearlings, 52 of which are Quarter Horses. Double LL’s top consigned Quarter Horse yearlings include Coronas Tin Lizzie (colt) and One Blazin Lizzie (filly), both of whom are out of the winning Ronas Ryon mare Hot Tin Lizzie and are half siblings to 2001 El Primero del Ano Derby (G2) winner Heza Motor Scooter; Call Me A Blazn Chic, a filly by Chicks A Blazin and half sister to graded stakes winner Makin Willies; and Lethal Blaze, a colt by Chicks A Blazin out of 1999 AQHA Juvenile Challenge Championship (G1) winner Shez Lethal.
Double LL’s 22 consigned Thoroughbreds include Adrenalin High, a colt by Tin Can Sailor and half brother to four-time stakes winner Glory Be Mine, and Key Tune, an Elijah’s Tune colt who is a half brother to five-time stakes winner Key’s Band.
Weatherly Horse Farms at Anthony, New Mexico, has consigned 29 yearlings to the sale, including 28 Thoroughbreds.
Two 2009 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale graduates, Streak Of Sixes and Red Rock Springs, have thus far had successful 2-year-old seasons. A Quarter Horse by Sixes Royal owned by Pete and Marjorie Gallegos of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, Streak Of Sixes has earned $277,038 from six starts, and his five wins include the April 11, $283,555 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG1) at Sunland Park and the June 20, $254,353 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Futurity (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs.
Red Rock Springs is a colt by Your Eminence owned and trained by Tony Sedillo of Sunland Park, New Mexico. Acquired at last year’s sale for $9,700, Red Rock Springs has banked $77,952, and his two victories in five outs include the June 26, $136,221 Mountain Top Thoroughbred Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs.
This year’s sale weekend will also feature a buyer’s seminar on August 21. Held at the sale pavilion between 10-11 a.m., the seminar will include discussions on conformation critique and yearling selection by leading trainers, veterinary concerns, and understanding sales catalog terminology. Click here for more information on the seminar.
For more information on the sale, including a complete sale catalog, visit www.ruidososelectyearlingsale.com, or contact the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association office in Albuquerque at (505) 262-0224.