Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Imagine That!


The Green Monkey is retired!


...and after only three non-winning starts. Even better, he will be standing at stud here in Florida at the same farm that sold him for the record breaking price of $16 million.


So let's recap: the horse's claim to fame is running 1/8th of a mile in 9.8 seconds and selling for an over-rated $16 million dollars. That's it. All the hype and the horse has lived up to NONE of it.




and now for my favorite quote by Randy Hartley:


“He got hurt as a two-year-old at Churchill [Downs], and he never was the same. He pulled his hamstring and it ended up being something in his neck eventually that retired him, but he looks fantastic. We go for a good looking individual, and the people who breed to the stallions at our farm want a good looking individual.”


Something in his neck? Brilliant... I can't wait to see the mediocrity passed on in the breeding market.

12 comments:

Kara C. said...

I wonder what his stud fee will be? Is breeding and looks enough to ask for big money? Shouldn't his failed career as a racehorse give him a little discount?

Melanie said...

that funky monkey

Chris C. said...

is mediocracy a word?

Melanie said...

'mediocracy' is a condition in which culture is subordinated to pseudo-egalitarian ideology. Symptoms include: dumbing, jargonism, infantilisation, vacuity, phoney democratisation and authoritarianism.
A key weapon of the mediocratic agenda is the Orwellian redefinition of words and ideas.

Melanie said...

That's in quotes, of course.

Amy said...

And does Chris even like me anymore?

Chris C. said...

Mediocracy sounds exactly like what we have. AMy? The name sounds familiar...

Melanie said...

Amy, Chris is so over the Smith girls.

Nora said...

should I have said mediocre-ness?

Chris C. said...

mediocrity

Chris C. said...

no one ever gets over the smith girls

Nora said...

my deepest, heart-felt apologies.