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        01-02-2013, 10:10 PM
      #11
    Foal
    You can have a horse with good conformation that can't perform and visa versa have a horse with terriable conformation that wins everything... however- to directly answer your question I would say this horse has great conformation overall... but its only a side view... and one of the most expensive racehorses turned out to be a total dud... while you have other horses that were never expected to do well because of their bodysize/conformation (like seabiscut) but exceeded all expectations.
    Is this the link you found?
    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-raci...e-sale-records
         
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        01-03-2013, 04:14 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Horse sold for $16 million. Here is the pedigree:
    The Green Monkey Horse Pedigree

    This horse is pure race horse. The sire line includes close up greats such as Storm Cat and Pleasant Colony. The dam line includes Unbridled. He is line bred on Dr. Fager and In Reality and way back.. Bold Ruler.

    His bone is good, he is a bit long in the back but this is his 2 year old photo... and for a 2 year old he is breath taking. He is actually built level.. maybe a tiny bit up hill (root of neck to point of buttock). He has good rear end muscling and large hocks.. and good angles to his shoulder and his legs, including pasterns. Nothing about this Thoroughbred is unsubstantial INCLUDING his bloodlines.

    His back is a bit long and his peak of rum a bit far back, but this horse looks like a total package and I can see why he brought that price.. and he was born in 2004 so in 2006 we were at the height of economic prosperity.

    Sadly he started only 3 times with no wins, no places and 1 show with career earnings just over $10k.

    This goes to show you that of all the Thoroughbreds born out there, only 3% are winners and of that number only something like a half percent are Stakes and Allowance winners.

    This horse has everything to be a runner.. including fast times in training and from conformation to breeding.. He was retired in 2008 and was supposed to enter stud in 2009.
         
        01-03-2013, 04:34 PM
      #13
    Started
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    Originally Posted by Elana    
    Horse sold for $16 million. Here is the pedigree:
    The Green Monkey Horse Pedigree

    Sadly he started only 3 times with no wins, no places and 1 show with career earnings just over $10k.
    See, this is what I don't understand. His career winnings aren't anything amazing. And conformationally he's not perfect, either. How in the world does a horse like this go for $16 million?
         
        01-04-2013, 07:42 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by amp23    
    See, this is what I don't understand. His career winnings aren't anything amazing. And conformationally he's not perfect, either. How in the world does a horse like this go for $16 million?
    It is part of "the game."

    He was sold as a two your old in training and his training times were lightning fast. He was bought to become a stud but did not do well in 3 races. I believe a horse must work their way up to allowance and stakes races by working up through claiming races.

    Think about it.. you spent $16 million, put him in a claiming race and the rules are he can be claimed by anyone unless he is in an Optional Claimer... and now he is not winning (for whatever reason.. and it may not have had to do with his speed believe it or not).
    Understanding the Types and Classes of Thoroughbred Horse Races

    This horse is "black type" and with fast training times he sold for that money because he has the right blood lines. He will nick well with Seattle Slew line mares.. and I would love to see him crossed on a black type line bred Hoist the Flag mare.

    Of course, the buyer had the money.. and the entire interest is different from what most people need or want in a horse.
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        01-04-2013, 10:32 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    The race horse biz....high prices and high stud fees, it's the name of the game.
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        01-04-2013, 03:07 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    If I had the money I would be in "the game." Love Thoroughbreds for their heart and their athletic ability... speed and grace and because, as a breed, they can do so much more than run fast and turn left (right in Europe).
         

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