The Green Monkey, whose $16-million price was the most ever for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction, has been retired from racing. The 4-year-old son of Forestry will enter stud next year at Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo’s Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.
Dawn After Dawn, ridden by Garrett Gomez, was able to steal away to a leisurely lead while crawling to the quarter pole, then held off Say You Will in the stretch run to win by a measured one length. The winning time for the 1 1/8-mile test for 4-year-old fillies was 1:50.37.
Pyro, left, storms from last to win in the Risen Star over stablemate Z Fortune (No. 11),
Photo: LOU HODGES JR.
Shaun Bridgmohan was the winning jockey. Pyro, by Pulpit out of the Wild Again mare Wild Vision, now has a 2-2-1 career record from five starts. All three of his losses came behind Champion 2-year-old colt War Pass