Leading New Mexico sire Attila’s Storm.
A filly from the late leading sire Attila’s Storm topped the Thoroughbred session of the Ruidoso New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale on Aug. 20, bringing $90,000
The Thoroughbred session was the opening segment of what was a two-day auction at Ruidoso Downs, largely consisting of Quarter Horse yearlings.
A total of 55 horses changed hands during the Thoroughbred session for revenues of $759,600. The average sale price finished at $13,811, and the buyback rate finished at 38 percent.
Joe Dee Brooks purchased the sale-topper, an Attila’s Storm filly offered as Hip 41, for $90,000.
The bay filly is out of the winning Gone Hollywood mare Ringback, whose four foals to race are all winners, including stakes winner Hollywood Henry and stakes-placed Fill the Bill. The latter is a full-sibling to the sale-topper.
Bred in New Mexico, the filly hails from the family of English Group 2-placed Miss Demure, and Royal Shyness, who was Group 1-placed in England and a stakes winner in the U.S. She was consigned by A & A Ranch.
Attila’s Storm, who died in July, accounted for the three most expensive offerings of the sale’s Thoroughbred portion, all consigned by A & A Ranch,
In addition to the top horse, he also saw Hip 68, a filly named High Dollar Hush out of the stakes-winning Untold Gold mare Hush’s Gold, sell to Pierre and Leslie Amestoy for $70,000. Rounding out the trio was Hip 51, a filly named Happy and Bold out of the Smoke Glacken mare Bold Jubilation who went to Brad King and Suzanne Kirby for $55,000.
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