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 Story by Michael Cusortelli ’ Photos courtesy Speedhorse Magazine and NMHBA
 The highest selling Quarter Horse at the New Mexico-Bred Sale at $260,000 was Hip #158 Ocean Bridge (Woodbridge-Ms Riptide, Ocean Runaway) consigned by MJ Farms, Agent and purchased by Paragon Farms, LLC. © Susan Bachelor, Speedhorse
Ocean Bridge, a son of the Dash Ta Fame stallion Woodbridge consigned by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms,
agent, sold for $260,000 to top the Quarter Horse portion of the August 11-12 New Mexico-Bred Sale at the Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion at Ruidoso Downs.
Paragon Farms LLC signed the ticket for Ocean Bridge (Hip No. 158), a sorrel gelding out of the stakes-winning and multiple graded stakes placed Ocean Runaway mare Ms Riptide. Ocean Bridge is a full brother to Mister Riptide, the winner of the 2019 Zia
The co-second highest Quarter
Horse seller, King Seis (Hip No. 228),
was purchased by the Tungsten Racing Partnership for $185,000. Consigned by Farms, agent, the sorrel gelding is by the
Jess Perry stallion Eye Am King and out
C Twister Seis, a stakes-winning daughter
of Champion Tres Seis and a finalist in the 2017 Rainbow (G1) and Hobbs America (G3) derbies. King Seis’ third dam, the graded stakes winning Calligrapher mare Wagons Maiden, produced multiple 870 stakes winner D E Wagons Strawfly.
Triple R Racing LLC paid $185,000 for
the co-second highest Quarter Horse seller, Alamos (Hip No. 209). Consigned by MJ Farms, agent, the gelded son of Eye Am King is out of Anakena, a winning Woodbridge mare and a finalist in the 2020 New Mexico Classic
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Futurity (RG1) and runner-up in that season’s All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, and he is a half to Nineteen Crimes, the winner of last year’s $97,250 Desert Classic Futurity (R) at Turf Paradise and the 2021 sale topper
at $97,000.
Ocean Bridge was also the sale’s overall
top seller. By comparison, the leading Quarter Horse seller during the Quarter Horse portion of the 2022 New Mexico- Bred Sale, the Big Daddy Cartel gelding Ridethehightide, sold for $135,000.
Derby (RG2) at Zia Park. Alamos’ second dam, the stakes-winning Tres Seis mare Starsmith, foaled Woodys Allstar, a full sister to Anakena who won the 2014 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park.
Mendel (Hip No. 186) was purchased
for $160,000 from the consignment of MJ Farms, agent. Rancho El 48 LLC signed the ticket for the gelded son of Big Daddy Cartel and the winning 10-year-old Mr Jess Perry mare Diamondia. Mendel is a full brother to 2022 New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG2) winner Talbott.
Jesus M. Soto paid $145,000 for the fifth- highest selling Quarter Horse yearling, Harken (Hip No. 235). Consigned by MJ Farms, agent, the sorrel Eye Am King gelding is out of Donelli, a daughter of Big Daddy Cartel who won the 2019 New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) and 2020 New Mexico State Fair
Derby (R) at Albuquerque Downs. Harken’s third dam, the First Down Dash mare Alice K White, was the sport’s Champion 3-year-old filly in 2009.
A total of 148 of the 158 Quarter Horse yearlings catalogued sold for a gross sum of $4,238,600, an increase of 20 percent over the 2022 sale, when 137 Quarter Horse yearlings sold for a gross sum of $3,537,100, and an increase of 55 percent over the 2021 sale, when 166 Quarter Horses sold for a total of

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