All American Countdown, Saturday, September 2

Posted by Speedhorse on 09/03/2017
Rusty Crowe, Ruidoso Downs bugle, starts the day races with the national anthem
The crowd honored the beginning of race day by standing for the National Anthem
The track is starting to fill up in preparation for the weekend's major races
The Crowd lining the rails on Saturday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs
A little girl attends the races with her dad Saturday afternoon
This flag flies on the racetrack tractor every day
Titan Cartel getting a little mud in his face during race two on Saturday afternoon
Owners and connections in the paddock prior to race two
Fantastic Sixes with jockey Jose Montoya and connections after winning his Maiden claiming race
Jerry Burgess and Jerry Nicodemus
Hybrid ridden by Raul Ramirez, Jr. in a Maiden Claiming
It's a great day for pictures at Ruidoso Downs
The Lousiana Rocket led by Esgar Ramirez in a Maiden
Quarter Horse racing is for all ages - Rick Young with his grandson
A day at the races makes for a nice date
Saddling on the fly
Even the smallest jockeys are ready on race day
Jockeys Adrian Ramos, Esgar Ramirez, and Raul Herrera battle for first in race 4 on Saturday afternoon
Horses bursting out of the gates in race three
We took a moment to photograph another kind of horse at the Hubbard Museum of the West
The mountains at Inn of the Mountain Gods
A view of Lake Mescalero at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso
Entrance to the sale pavilion
High seller, Hip #110 A Galaxy Guardian, consigned by Julianna Hawn Holt, was purchased by Judd Kearl for $320,000
2nd highest seller Hip #75 Streakin Rusty, consigned by Roger Daly was purchased by Clyde Wilmott for $310,000
Hip #214 First True Heart, consigned by Julianna Hawn Holt was purchased by Manuel Rodriguez for $210,000
Hip #178 Tac Reacher, consigned by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, agent for Double Bar S Ranch, LLC, was purchased by JGA Racing Stables for $200,000
Hip #250 Jest Famous, consigned by Grant Farms, LLC was purchased by Manuel Rodriguez for $200,000
Brian Morales, Antonio Parra, Paulette Parra, and Mariell Machado
Ann O'Bryan of Ann's Turquoise
Bob and Melanye Wilkinson
Dianne and Matt Farmer
Ethan and Abel Lopez, Quint and Barry Collins and Martin Riley
Fabian, Edgar, Hernando Larrea, Jr. and Hernando Larrea, Sr.
Janet and Brady Mimms
Joe Garza, Cipriano Vidana and Greg Gonzalez
Kimberly Gwinnup and Richard Kurz
Cathy Thompson, Linda Manion & Sam Thompson, Sr.
Flora & Tomas Munoz
Lorena and Marissa Borunda
Luis Reza and Joaquin Castillo
Peggy Trujillo and Bobbie Parker
Richard Ford, Sarah Gililland and Jorge Ruiz
Russell Harris rooting on Alabama Football
Shaena and G. R. Carter, Jr.
Sharon Casselman and Jo Burns
Steve Fuller, Carla Moody and Beto Jesus
Chuy Hernandez
Dalia Duran, Rodrigo A. Vallejo, Laura Hernandez, Rodrigo Vallejo & Andrea Vallejo
George Lucas
Humberto Tena, Sr., Humberto Tena, Jr. & Gabriel Ochoa
Janet Whitmer & Carolyn Bay
Richard Chamberlain
Kids on sawdust pile
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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.

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