In an act of utterly irresponsible blogging (disclaimer alert) I’m putting up a complete and total rumor and a video I had to watch through my fingers. A quite possibly inflated and untrue (remember playing Telephone as a kid?) rumor has reached me that Latinus was purchased for somewhere near 7 million. Sounded improbable. A little of Jane’s version of thorough research (one old article and an online currency converter) revealed it was more likely in the realm (if true) of a little over 2 million.
I’d be afraid to pick the hoof of a horse worth 2 million. I might scratch it. Or put the hoof down too hard. I’m not worth 2 million.
I have to say, this horse/rider team is amazing. (This is also why I don’t jump. I’ll happily put on a chicken suit and come cluck around your barn. )
Hats off to Denis Lynch.