All American Countdown - Friday 8/30
Friday kicked off in the afternoon at Ruidoso Downs for the beginning of the final weekend of racing at Ruidoso Downs. The weather was beautiful and the horses were feeling good for the day's races. There was plenty of racing for the All American enthusiasts to enjoy while gearing up for big races on Sunday and Monday.
Later in the evening, just down the street from the track, people slowly started pouring into the sale barn for the first night of the 2019 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale at the All American Sales Company sales pavilion.
The sale for Friday evening brought in $3.9 Million, including repurchases and $3.4 after repurchases. The top 5 sellers (not including repurchases) brought in a total of $960,000 - three being colts and two fillies.
• $250,000 - Hip #89 FAMOUS SHINING STAR - filly
(One Famous Eagle-Thewayouwantmetoo, Mr Eye Opener)
Sold by Julianna Hawn Holt and purchased by Stan Sigman & Johnny Trotter
• $210,000 - Hip #33 DIVA ON FIRE - filly
(Walk Thru Fire-Jess Sass Me, Mr Jess Perry)
Sold by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent for Speed, LLC and purchased by Reliance Ranch
• $200,000 - Hip #95 TROUBLESHOOTING - colt
(Favorite Cartel-Eagle On The Fly, One Famous Eagle)
Sold by Burns Ranch, Inc., Agent and purchased by La Feliz Montana Ranch, LLC
• $160,000 - Hip #48 EAGLE EMPIRE - colt
(One Famous Eagle-Belle Helene, Valiant Hero)
Sold by 6666 Ranch, Agent for Johynny Trotter/Burnett Ranches, LLC and purchased by Reliance Ranch
• $140,000 - Hip #78 FAMOUS ROCKETMAN - colt
(One Famous Eagle-This Dreams Flying, Strawfly Special)
Sold by Lazy E Ranch, LLC, Agent and purchased by Paul Blanchard & Johnny Trotter
Saturday brings even more All American Festivities with two stakes races and another night at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Stay tuned to SPEEDHORSE for more!