Ruidoso Downs, NM, August 31
The opening session of the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale saw A Sweet Jess, a half-brother to World Champion One Dashing Eagle, bring the top price of $300,000.
Consigned by Roger Daly, agent for Allred Bros. Ranch, and purchased by Don Cavenaugh, Walnut Ridge, Ark., A Sweet Jess, by AQHA World Champion Apollitical Jess, is a half-brother to World Champion One Dashing Eagle, out of One Sweet Dash, dam of 11 winners from 17 starters. Cavenaugh also paid $90,000 for Three Fancy Socks, by PYC Paint Your Wagon.
Mr Jess Perry sons Mr Ricks and Jess Different brought $240,000 and $220,000, respectively, the second and third highest prices from the session. Mr Ricks, out of stakes winner and stakes producer Aquafina, was consigned by Lazy E Ranch, agent for McColee Land & Livestock, LLC, and purchased by Reliance Ranches, Guthrie, Oakla.
Jess Different, purchased by Dillon Lane, shares the same second dam, Broodmare of the Year Runaway Wave, as Mr Ricks, and was also consigned by Lazy E Ranch, agent for McColee Land & Livestock, LLC.
The Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale resumes on Saturday evening, September 1, following the races; the third and final session is on Sunday, September 2.