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    Cav
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    Came across the video of the auction for The Green Monkey on YouTube the other day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyggMC85 … re=related

    Horses now stands in Florida for $5000. :oops:

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    timholland
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    Great video. Except it was a total sham. Story is that Coolmore knew that Sheikh Mohammed wanted the horse so to have some fun at Sheikh Mohammed’s expense they bought him privately before the sale for about $4 million (knowing they could outbid Mohammed at any price). However, Ferguson (bidding for Mohammed) found out and kept bidding way over what his limit was knowing that Coolmore would have to keep going no matter what. This left Coolmore with some huge commissions to pay to the sale company.

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    rory
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    Interesting story Tim.

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    Jonny Ebeneezer
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    Just checked The Green Monkey’s form on Racing Post there. Why was all that money spent on one horse if it only ever ran 3 times and never ever won? :shock: :shock:

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    rory
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    Just checked The Green Monkey’s form on Racing Post there. Why was all that money spent on one horse if it only ever ran 3 times and never ever won? :shock: :shock:

    Erm….they didn’t have a crystal ball, perhaps?

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    Jonny Ebeneezer
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    Just checked The Green Monkey’s form on Racing Post there. Why was all that money spent on one horse if it only ever ran 3 times and never ever won? :shock: :shock:

    Erm….they didn’t have a crystal ball, perhaps?

    Ok Mr Sarcasm! What i meant was why was the horse such a big flop? What was so special about the horse for them to pay so much money?

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    Gerald
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    There was nowt special about the pedigree – it must have had exceptionally good conformation.

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    Zarkava
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    I think he breezed a furlong in something like 9.7 as a yearling.

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