09/05/2011 5:00PM

Ruidoso: $650K yearling tops QH sale


The Ruidoso Select Yearling sale of Quarter Horses realized a record price for a filly on Sunday night, when a daughter of Mr Jess Perry topped the sale at $650,000. She is named A Dash of Sweet Heat, and she is from the champion mare Corona Chick, whose offspring include Grade 1 winners Corona Cash, Corona Cartel and Valiant Hero. Julianna Hawn Holt sold the sales-topping filly to a group called A Dash of Sweet Heat Partnership.

Ruidoso reported on Monday that the average at the sale was $44,026, up 26 percent from last year's comparable figure of $35,048.