Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Zap! The Green Monkey

I ran into Larry Zap this morning at Clockers Corner, and we got to talking about the Fasig-Tipton sale, where Better than Honour recently sold for $14 million - a record price for a broodmare. Of course, that brought up the mention of The Green Monkey, the world's most expensive racehorse who sold for $16 million at the Fasig-Tipton Calder 2-year-old sale in 2006 and subsequently retired winless in three starts.

"At least she has thrown some stakes winners," said Zap about Better Than Honor. On the other hand, he used the word "bogus" to describe the sale of The Green Monkey. For your viewing pleasure, I offer Zap's video of the sale of The Green Monkey. Notice in the very beginning, Zap comments, "Where's the rest of him?" Enjoy!

Zap is known as "the eye" for being able to measure quality in thoroughbred racehorses, and is practically a fixture at Southern California tracks. He has a deep appreciation for quality horses, music, movies, live performance, and comedy. Zap co-hosts Race and Sports Radio every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 AM (pst) on San Diego's XX Sports Radio (1090 AM) and online at .


zraces said...

Wow. I wasn't there for that sale, and am really glad I got to see this clip. Great work Zap!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why they didn't give the horse more than 3 chances to start. He might have caught on after a while, and won some decent races to justify a higher stud fee. He had to have had some speed.

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