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                 “We were so fortunate to have such tremendous horses on our grounds.” – Walt Wiggins
 $2,730,000. This year’s average-per-head price of $28,639 marked an 11-percent increase over the 2022 average of $25,818, and a 59-percent increase over the 2021 average of $17,961. Paragon Farms was the New Mexico-
Bred Sale’s leading buyer with one purchase for $260,000. The sale’s leading consigner or agent, MJ Farms of Veguita, New Mexico, drew gross receipts of $2,094,000 from 33 head.
Woodbridge was the sale’s leading sire by average (with two or more sold) at $58,500 from 10 head sold.
The New Mexico-Bred Sale’s top-selling Thoroughbred yearling, an unnamed Marking filly (Hip No. 29) consigned by Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch, was purchased by Jana Trotter for $100,000. The bay filly is out of Back Seat Kiss, a winning 9-year-old daughter of the Hennessy stallion Roll Hennessy Roll who ran third
in the 2016 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs. Her second dam, the unraced Silver Charm mare Back Seat Charm, produced Back Seat Roll, a multiple stakes winning full sister to Back Seat Kiss, and Samurai Charm, a multiple stakes winning half-sister to Back Seat Kiss.
From the A & A Ranch consignment, Norman Allen paid $78,000 for an unnamed colt (Hip No. 56) by the Tiznow stallion Sporting Chance. The dark bay or brown
colt is out of Ringback, a winning 16-year-
old daughter of the Gone West stallion Gone Hollywood, and he is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Hollywood Henry.
The third highest Thoroughbred seller, Mega Money Maker (Hip No. 67), was purchased by Pierre and Leslie Amestoy
and Roger K. Beasley for $77,000 from
the consignment of Hunter Creek Farm of Roswell, New Mexico. The gray or roan filly is by the Unbridled’s Song stallion Right Rigger out of the winning Dry Gulch mare Stardust Lady. Mega Money Maker
is a full sister to multiple stakes winner
Rig Time, stakes winner Dust Alert, and 2019 Copper Top Futurity (R) runner-up Dancinstardustlady.
Jana Trotter purchased the fourth highest Thoroughbred seller, American Winner (Hip No. 31), for $75,000. Consigned by Sierra Blanca Equine of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, the dark bay or brown filly is by the Bodemeister stallion American Anthem and is out of Unofficial Winner, a winning daughter of the Forest Wildcat stallion Attila’s Storm and runner- up in the 2013 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.
From the A & A Ranch consignment, Dick Cappellucci paid $45,000 for two yearlings, a gray or roan filly (Hip No. 24) by Proceed out of the winning 14-year-old Lawyer Ron mare Bekat Bekat, and a chestnut filly (Hip No. 79) by Sporting Chance out of the winning Elusive Quality mare Avail.
A total of 61 of the 79 Thoroughbred yearlings catalogued sold for an aggregate sum of $1,184,600. The average-per-
head checked in at $19,420. The 209 Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses sold brought an average price of $25,948, an increase of 3 percent over the 2022 average price of $25,157, and an increase of 54 percent over the 2021 average of $16,853.
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The Ruidoso Horse Sale Pavilion also hosted the annual Ruidoso Select Quarter Horse Yearling Sale, September 1-3.
Of the 406 yearlings offered in this year’s catalog, 344 sold for gross receipts of $27,033,000, up 3 percent over last year, when 360 of the 409 yearlings offered sold for a gross of $26,323,500. This year’s average-per-head price of $78,584 marked a 7-percent increase over the 2022 average of $73,121, and a 18-percent increase over the 2021 average of $66,329.
Sixty-two horses failed to sell, representing a reserve-not-achieved rate of 18 percent.
“We were so fortunate to have such tremendous horses on our grounds,” said longtime Ruidoso Sales assistant Walt Wiggins following the sale.
Last year’s Select Sale top seller, the
Select Sale - 2nd highest NM Bred seller Hip #251 Three Finger Jack (Jesse James Jr-Start Somethin Bad) $150,000
Apollitical Jess colt Goodtyme, sold for $460,000. This year’s top seller, Mr Pacmann (Hip No. 239) was purchased by the Elite Racing for $1 million. Consigned by Jumonville Farms of Ventress, Louisiana, agent for Bunny and J.E. Jumonville Jr., the son of Feature Mr Jess is out of the 20-year- old winning Stoli mare Faith And Courage, and he is a half-brother to 2011 Louisiana Breeders’ Lassie Futurity (RG2) winner Jessalittlecourage.
The sale’s second-highest seller, Hott Favorite (Hip No. 278), was purchased from the consignment of Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches for $725,000. Hott Favorite Partners signed the ticket for Hott Favorite, a son of Favorite Cartel out of the Grade 3-winning Tres Seis mare Pandorum. The bay colt is
a half-brother to 2018 AQHA Champion
  The highest selling Thoroughbred at the New Mexico-Bred Sale at $100,000 was Hip #29 Unnamed Marking Filly, consigned by Fred & Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch and was purchased by Jana Trotter. © Susan Bachelor, Speedhorse
Select Sale - Highest NM Bred Seller Hip #340 Eye Am Yours (Eye Am King-Bigg Alice) $170,000.
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