Monday, September 03, 2012
Carol On My Mind, a Corona Cartel filly signed by Lazy E Ranch of Guthrie, Oklahoma, sold for $520,000 to top the Ruidoso Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, held August 31-September 2 at the Ruidoso Downs Horse Sale Pavilion.
A total of 322 horses were sold for $15,229,600, compared to 310 who sold for $13,726,700 last year. This year's average of $47,297 represented a 7-percent increase over the $44,280 average for 2011.
William E. Smith signed the ticket for Carol On My Mind, a full sister to stakes winner and 2011 All American Futurity (G1) finalist Denver Pass. The filly's dam, the 8-year-old Mr Jess Perry mare First Carolina, won the 2006 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park and '07 Remington Park Derby (G2), and she is a full sister to Grade 1 winners First Prize Leesa and First Prize Robin.
Carol On My Mind was one of two yearlings who sold for $500,000 or more. The other, Wide Open Heart, is a sorrel colt by First Down Dash and the first foal produced by two-time AQHA champion and 2007 All American Futurity (G1) winner Heartswideopen. Bobby D. Cox of Fort Worth, Texas, paid $500,000 for Wide Open Heart, who was consigned by Julianna Hawn Holt.
All told, 31 yearlings sold for $100,000 or more.
Also, a total of 21 accredited New Mexico-bred yearlings were consigned to the sale. The top New Mexico-bred seller, Jesses Allstar, sold for $60,000 to Douglas O. Trayler. A brown colt by the Mr Jess Perry stallion Jesse James Jr consigned by MJ Farms, Jesses Allstar is out of the winning Tres Seis mare Starsmith.
Two other New Mexico-bred yearlings, Moonifisant and Jess Corona Jr, sold for $40,000 or more. A Sixes Royal colt consigned by Lazy A Ranch of Anthony, New Mexico, and a half brother to AQHA champion First Moonflash and Grade 2 winner Dash Ta Moon, Moonifisant sold for $45,000 to Pete Gallegos.
Jess Corona Jr, a bay son of Jesse James Jr consigned by MJ Farms, was acquired for $40,000 by SMS Racing LLC. The colt's dam, the 8-year-old Corona Cartel mare Chantell Corona, won the 2006 Pomona Juvenile Championship Stakes at Fairplex Park.
For hip-by-hip results from the Ruidoso Select Sale, visit www.ruidososelectyearlingsale.com.