All American Countdown - Friday

Posted by Speedhorse on 08/31/2018
Morning Workouts
Friday racing
Race 6 - Maiden Claiming
Todd Fincher Saddle
Rooster Ramirez, Raul Ramirez, Jr.'s son
High Seller A Sweet Jess sold for $300,000
2nd high seller Mr Ricks sold for $240,000
3rd high seller Jess Different sold for $220,000
4th high seller No Intro Needed sold for $125,000
5th high seller Jess Find Me sold for $100,000
Ann Powell and Judy Neumayer
Ayo Zane Jegede
Brad Caleb and Craig Findley
Casey, Chance, Bernadette and Akela Bautista
Claudia Emma and Edward Rodriguez
Dale Neighbors and Bruce Hall
Ed Burger and Laura Joiner
Jack & Wynona Brooks
Karen Blodgett, Jessie Waite Perkins and Chelsey &Teal Burson
Kelsi Brown, Tammy Lyles and Chailyn Adcox
Kent Kleinknecht and Ricky Hinojosa
Makenzie Maas and Kyle DeFreece
Mary Barber, Executive Director of the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association
Stacey Bond and Don Hall
Todd & Jane Tucker
Samantha Pehl, Pat Windham and Heath Taylor
Manuel Gutierrez & Sergio Castro Jr
Red Stegall & John Bachelor
Robert & Cara Barnes
Tom Bradbury, Lisa Beauprez & Margaret Bradbury
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All American Countdown - Friday, August 31

The day began bright and early Friday with a few morning workouts at Ruidoso Downs. Only a few people were at the track but the weather was beautiful and the horses were gearing up for the days races. That afternoon, there was a full day of racing for All American enthusiasts to enjoy.

Later in the evening, people slowly started pouring into the sale barn for the first night of the 2018 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at the newly named All American Sales Company sales pavilion. During the sale, between hip 69 and 70, a breeding to Champion Kiss My Hocks, standing at Southwest Stallion Station, was being offered to support the newly formed Ruidoso Downs Race Track Foundation. The foundation supports the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame, the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and a future scholarship program. The breeding sold for $8,600 but the buyer donated it back to the foundation, so they sold another breeding for $8,500.

The top 5 sellers (not including a repurchase) brought in a total of $985,000 - four being colts and one filly.

  • Hip #130 A Sweet Jess - colt (Apollitical Jess-One Sweet Dash by First Down Dash) - $300,000
    Sold by Allred Bros. Ranch, LLC, Roger Daly, Agent and purchased by Don Cavenaugh
  • Hip #80 Mr Ricks - colt (Mr Jess Perry-Aquafina by First Down Dash) - $240,000
    Sold by McColee Land and Livestock, LLC, Lazy E Agent and purchased by Reliance Ranches
  • Hip #26 Jess Different - Colt (Mr Jess Perry-Little Surfer by First Down Dash) - $220,000
    Sold by McColee Land and Livestock, LLC, Lazy E Agent and purchased by Dillon Lane
  • Hip #76 Needs No Intro - colt (One Famous Eagle-Separate Fire by Walk Thru Fire) - $125,000
    Sold by McColee Land and Livestock, LLC, Lazy E Agent and purchased by Reliance Ranches
  • Hip #128 Jess Find Me - filly (Mr Jess Perry-First Lady Amber by Heza Fast Man) - $100,000
    Sold by McColee Land and Livestock, LLC, Lazy E Agent and purchased by R.D. Hubbard

Many familiar faces along with some new ones sat ringside in the sale barn viewing the yearlings as they made their way to the sale ring. McColee Land and Livestock, LLC sold 4 of the 5 top sellers and Allred Bros. Ranch sold the high seller. The total for the first night of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale brought $4,480,000 including the repurchases. Without repurchases, the sale total was $3,643,500, averaging $37,953 up 40% from last year.

Saturday brings even more All American Festivities with two stakes races and another night at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Stay tuned in to SPEEDHORSE for more!

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