The Green Monkey Sires First Stakes Winner

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Kinz Funky Monkey wins Manhattan Beach Kinz Funky Monkey wins Manhattan Beach

The Green Monkey, the most expensive thoroughbred sold at public auction, was represented by his first stakes winner on Saturday when Kinz Funky Monkey captured the listed Manhattan Beach Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Trained by Peter Eurton for owner Always Believe, Inc., the 3-year-old filly won the six-furlong turf contest by a half-length over Judy in Disguise.

The Green Monkey, a nine-year-old son of Forestry, ran three times without winning for the Coolmore team. He was then retired and stands at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds in Florida for a fee of $5,000.

Read more in the Racing Post

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  • rachel

    I loved that race…

  • Ida Lee

    See…the $16 million was very well spent…Seriously, Kinz Funky Monkey is a lovely filly. I wish her the best. And congratulations to the much maligned daddy, The Green Monkey.

  • Don Reed

    “The Green Monkey To Stand for $5,000″

    The Green Monkey, whose $16 million price is the highest ever for a horse sold at public auction, will begin his stallion career in 2009 for a fee of $5,000.

    (News item, name of source lost, dated 09/12/08. When he covers his 3,200th consecutive mare, the owners finally break even.)

  • Francis Bush

    This outcome just shows you that paying so much for a horse is foolish. Figure this out. $5,000 and $14 million. How many winners will it take to recover the purchase price? Hope the owners are happy. Did they enjoy it any more had they purchased a much cheaper male who sired the same winner?

  • 4Bellwether666

    They damn sure named him right…Now if he could just throw the next Triple Crown winner he would be worth the sixteen million and then some…Don’t count him out just yet…ty…

  • south florida tom

    $16 million dollars and not one win? Can the buyers return him and get their money back(LOL)???

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