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John Longden, Richard Mandella, The Green Monkey - Feb. 28th

John Longden became the first jockey in history to reach 5,000 victories. ~1957
 
Hall of Famer Richard Mandella became the seventh trainer to pass the $100-million mark in career purse earnings. ~2004
 
A two-year-old son of Forestry became the most expensive Thoroughbred ever sold at a public auction at the Fasig-Tipton Calder sale in Miami. The colt, later named The Green Monkey brought a final bid of $16 million from Demi O'Byrne. O'Byrne purchased the colt for a partnership headed by John Magnier and Michael Tabor. The previous record for a horse of any age at auction was the $13.1 million paid for Seattle Dancer as a yearling in 1986. ~2006

 

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You know what the geat ones do all the same? They limit the number of horses in their care to a mangeable number
much like the other bidding war produced the wonderful Snaffi Dancer: a dud both on and off the track fro the Maktoum clan
I suspect this is the horse referred to in the PBS thoroughbred doc by the guy who says, sold for $$$$, couldn't run, and then, couldn't even breed.
$16 million for The Green Monkey ... oops!

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