All American Countdown, Saturday, September 2
There was a full day of racing at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday. There were six Quarter Horse races scheduled for the day, including three claimings, two maidens and an allowance.
The second day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale resumed at 4:30 starting with Hip #51 due to Friday night’s power outage and ending on schedule with Hip #288. Sunday’s sale will begin as scheduled thirty minutes after the races end.
The second day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale's top six sellers brought in $1,450,000 with 5 colts and 1 filly.
High seller of the day was Hip #110 A Galaxy Guardian – Colt (Corona Cartel – Higher Fire) consigned by Julianna Hawn Holt and was purchased by Judd Kearl for $320,000.
2nd high seller was Hip #75 Streakin Rusty – Colt (Mr Jess Perry – Rustys Quickid) consigned by Roger Daly and was purchased by Clyde Wilmott for $310,000.
Hip #214 First True Heart – Filly (First Moonflash – Heartswideopen) consigned by Julianna Hawn Holt and was purchased by Manuel Rodriguez for $210,000.
Hip #230 Bushwacker Dash – Colt (First Down Dash – St Pats Tea) consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Bob and Jerry Gaston was purchased by Reliance Ranches, LLC. for $210,000.
Hip #178 Tac Reacher – Colt (Corona Cartel – Jumping Tac Flash) consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Double Bar S Ranch, LLC was purchased by JGA Racing Stables Inc. for $200,000.
Hip #250 Jest Famous – Colt (Mr Jess Perry – Famous Corona Lady) consigned by Grant Farms, LLC, was purchased by Manuel Rodriguez for $200,000.
A breeding to One Famous Eagle was sold for $35,000 after Hip #223 at the Ruidoso Yearling Sale. The breeding to One Famous Eagle was donated by Burnett Ranches, LLC and Jana & Johnny Trotter. Proceeds from the sale of the breeding were donated to the racetrack chaplaincy.
Mark Smith whose father owns 2017 All American Futurity Qualifier Hes Limitless said, “It’s so nice here. We’re from Ontario, Canada, so to come down here and do well so far with our horse has been the things dreams are made of, and we’re looking forward to the rest of the sale and Monday’s race.”
Marshall Wier of Wier Ranch sat down with us for a while this evening and mentioned that he and his wife Lezlie have some of their children and grandchildren down with them for the races this week. “That little grandson he’s two, all he’s done this week is hang out and be held by me but that’s ok. I love it. The kids are what it’s all about and we are looking forward to Monday’s races,” he said.
Roger Daly was enthusiastic when we saw him. “This has been a great sale for us so far. It’s been a fantastic trip and hopefully tomorrow will be just as good,” he stated.
Danny Camp also stopped by the Speedhorse booth for a quick visit and reiterated as a writer that he loves to write about horse racing and how he prefers to write without focusing on the negativity as some may do. “There is enough out there without me contributing to it.”
We love to visit with all the people that come from all over the world to this incredible event. Stop by our booth and see us.
Be sure to visit us tomorrow for a photo recap of the All American Derby and Day 3 of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.