Friday, September 01, 2006

The Green Monkey

When agent Demi O'Byrne purchased the Forestry - Magical Masquerade colt on behalf of John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith the world went crazy. $16 million for an unproven 2 year old?

While on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, my 3 year old son decided to play the race horse game (the old carnival game where you roll a ball into a set of holes and your horse moves along the track on the wall). After about 30 seconds, the bell rang, and the young colt by Baloo was the victor. The attendant came over and told my son to pick a prize from the bottom row. Without hesitation my boy yelled...."I want the Green Monkey!"

Well, like Demi O'Byrne, my 3 year old son also has an eye for talent. Though the investment in our Green Monkey was just $1, I think we may get more enjoyment out of ours.

Stay tuned..........Lets see who makes it to the track first!


Handride said...


Superfecta said...

That is fantastic. I've been suspecting my toddler's stuffed horse may be a better deal too. Time will tell!

RW said...

I think the TBA has found its mascot!

John said...

Maybe your son should consider a career as a bloodstock agent, obviously he's got a knack for it.

kentucky joe said...

great story

Saratoga 2006 said...

Serriously, that has to be one of the funniest posts I've read in a long time...good stuff.


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