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.