The excitement could be felt in the air as the shuttles ran nonstop taking racing fans to and from the track for a big day of racing at Ruidoso Downs. They came in great numbers on this All American Derby Day!
The Racetrack administration had to close the entrance gates because attendance exploded to absolute full capacity!
The All American Derby-G1 and the All American Oaks-G1 were on the program for Sunday’s racing. Both races were won by the horse wearing the #6 saddle towel. A Pollitical Candy V won the $808,538All American Derby-G1 and Political Rose won the All American Oaks-G1.
Speedhorse and the Jockeys’ Guild honored Cody Rodger Smith with the Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey award for 2022 just after the 5th race.
As soon as the races were over, people rushed to the sale pavilion for the final day of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Three hundred sixty of the 409 yearlings consigned to the sale brought in $26,323,500, which amounts to 11% more than 2021’s gross receipts of $23,812,000. The average price per yearling sold at the 2022 sale was $73,121, a record breaking number that is 10% higher than the average price at the 2021 sale, which topped all other previous years.
For the third and last night of the sale, 123 yearlings were consigned and 99 of them were sold for a total of $8,186,500. On Sunday the average price for yearlings sold excluding repurchases was $82,692, an increase of over $16,000 from last year. This calculates to be a remarkable 25.33% increase. The third night of the 2022 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale saw a 13.2% repurchase rate and the 2022 median was $52,000, the same median as the third night of 2021.
40 yearlings sold for under $50,000.
30 yearlings sold for $50,000-$99,000.
17 yearlings sold for $100,000-$149,000.
3 yearlings sold for $150,000-$199,000.
4 yearlings sold for $200,000-$250,000.
The top 5 High Sellers sold $270,000, $310,000, $315,000 & $350,000 (two yearlings)