Horses have been people’s friends and work allies for centuries now. Irrespective of their type, each stallion possesses some exceptional qualities which make them the most beloved of all animals. Also, if you have been a loyal follower of equestrian sports such as Derby, you probably know that certain racehorses come with a lucrative price tag. Here below, we have penned the names of some stallions which have earned a reputation for being the costliest in the world.
Price: $70 million
Owner: Fusao Sekiguchi
Fusaichi Pegasus is a Thoroughbred racehorse that has earned the first spot on the list of the most expensive horses in the world. The stallion is noteworthy for acquiring total career earnings of more than 2 million dollars and winning around 75 stakes globally.
Price: $40 million
Owner: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
A British and American-bred trained racehorse, Shareef Dancer, has an impressive net worth of 40 million dollars. Throughout his career, the stallion has won three races and was placed second in one, making him one of the most successful racehorses in history.
Price: $19 million
Owners: H.D.Woodhouse and M.Sakura
Although most online sources do not include Annihilator among the most expensive horses in the world, the interesting fact is that this horse has brought around $19 million. In his entire career, the stallion has won prize money of only $3,000, and there is little to no information about his offspring.
The Green Monkey:
Price: $16 million
Owner: Sue Magnier, Derreck Smith and Michael Tabor
This American Thoroughbred racehorse was a descendent of Northern Dancer and Secretariat but never managed to live up to the expectations. The total earnings of the stallion in the entire racing career were a little over $10,000 only. Unfortunately, the horse had to be euthanized at the tender age of 14 due to laminitis.
Price: $15 million
Owner: Jan Tops
The horse was bought by Jan Tops, an international riding school and competitive showjumping team. Noteworthy for being the only showjumper on the list, the male Gelding put up an impressive performance at the PSI European Championship. Other achievements of the horse include jumping double clear rounds in other competitions and finishing second in the Aachen Rolex Grand Prix.
Price: $9.5-$15 million
Owner: Paul Schockemohle, Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff
This Dutch Warmblood is the only dressage horse that has earned a spot on his list. Fondly referred to as Toto, the stallion was the first to get an impressive score above 90 in dressage. Totilas is best known for his exceptional movements and ability to execute complete dressage routines with ease.
Price: $13.1 million
Owner: Stavros Niarchos, Sue Magnier, Robert Sangster, and Vincent O’Brien
Seattle Dancer is the most expensive yearling ever sold at a public auction at a whopping price of $13.1 million. During his entire career, Dancer won two races and has sired 37 stake race winners before passing away in 2007 due to a heart attack.
Price: $11.7 million
Owner: Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum
This Thoroughbred yearling was purchased at a lucrative price tag of $11.7 million. The horse is best known for winning only one race after a series of attempts and was fairly successful as a stud in his entire career.
Price: $10.2 million
Owner: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Snaafi Dancer made history for being the first yearling to be sold for more than 10$ million. This Thoroughbred racehorse never raced and was rumored to be very slow. Despite his remarkable pedigree as the son of Northern Dancer, the horse sired only four fouls, three of which have a limited career.
Price: $9.7 million
Owner: Godolphin Stables
This American Thoroughbred was purchased way back in 2005 and had a price tag of $9.7 million. The yearling was sired by Storm Cat and is the grandson of the famous racehorse Northern Dancer. Although he retired to stand at stud in 2011, his descendants also did not have impressive careers.