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US$16m The Green Monkey 3rd On Debut
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier's Florida-bred US$16-million colt (the highest-priced thoroughbred ever bought at auction) The Green Monkey (Forestry-Magical Masquerade, by Unbridled) "chased a hot pace (a swift opening quarter in 22.18sec) in his much-anticipated career debut & flattened out in the stretch to finish 3rd in a 6-furlongs maiden special weight race at Belmont Park," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. The Green Monkey's racing debut was originally scheduled earlier this year, "but was delayed due to a series of setbacks while in training with Todd Pletcher, including a tear of the gluteal muscle".