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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

$16 million!!!!

Reason and logic went right out the window at Calder today when a two-year old colt sold for $16 million, the highest price ever at a public auction. For that money, this horse should not only win the Triple Crown, but he should present the trophies to himself and make the acceptance speeches on behalf of his filthy rich Coolmore owners, who should really be forced to cough up some money to help the refugees from Darfur, I mean, please.

The colt is by Forestry, and he worked two furlongs in 4/5ths of a second in the under tack show. He's out of an Unbridled mare who is a half sister to recent Gulfstream graduate Burmilla, who I wrote about in this post, when I referred to her as "expensive" due to her $850,000 purchase price. Ha, a mere bag of shells indeed. Walter called to say that he's posted at 8-1 in the 2007 Derby future pool.