Filly out of Corona Chick by Mr Jess Perry

Quarter Horse racing’s top prospects are fitted and polished for the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale on Friday, September 2nd through Sunday the 4th, at Ruidoso Downs.

The famous New Mexico track will close out its 2011 race season with the $2.4 million All American Futurity, on Monday, September 5.

The quality of the Ruidoso Select Sale’s more than 400 yearlings is reflected by the fact that seven of them are out of AQHA Broodmare of the Year title holders – A Tempting Chick (2009); Apollitical Time (2010); Corona Chick (1997); First Prize Dash (2006); Fitting Celebration (2004); Fortune Of Delight (1999); and My Dashing Lady (2008).

All-time leading sire First Down Dash is represented by 18 yearlings this year, including a half-brother to 2010 All American Futurity winner Mr Piloto; as well as a half-brother to 2009 AQHA world champion Freaky; and a half-sister to  champion 2-year-old gelding Jess You And I.

Corona Cartel, sire of four of this year’s 10-horse All American Futurity field, has 29 offspring offered in the sale, including a full brother to 2007 champion 2-year-old Carters Cartel; and a half-sister to Stoli, the 2002 AQHA champion 3-year-old. Corona Cartel is also represented by a filly out of the legendary Louisiana thoroughbred sprinter Hallowed Dreams, winner of 25 out of 30 starts, including her first 16 races.

The 2010 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale showed a 7 percent increase over the 2009 edition, with an average price of $35,048. Topping last year’s at $340,000 was Wild N Fast, a son of Corona Cartel out of Rainbow Futurity winner Wild Six.