Top 10 Most Expensive Horses in the World
If you’re wondering which are the world’s most expensive horses or what is the most someone has paid to buy a racehorse, we’ve got you covered!
Equestrianism is one of the most competitive of sports and horses are spectacular, loving creatures that in time have been breed to achieve excellence and perfection.
Movies like ‘Black Beauty’, ‘The Black Stallion’ ‘War Horse’ made you love these amazing creatures even more!
Breeding horses is a potentially lucrative business venture with people all around the world looking for the most beautiful breeds and specimens!
The world’s largest auction of thoroughbred yearlings began in 2014, at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, KY and some of the best breeds were sold.
It’s mostly racehorses that bring in the big bucks and today we’re going to take a look at the most expensive horses ever sold!
10Jalil – Price: $9.7 million
We start our top 10 list of the highest priced horses in the world with Jalil, an American Thoroughbred racehorse.
The racehorse was foaled on February 15, 2004, at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky and purchased the following year for $9.7 million by Sheikh Mohammed, representing the Godolphin Racing Operation at the September Yearling Sale.
His sire is 2-time Sire of the Year Storm Cat, grandson of Northern Dancer, whom the National Thoroughbred Racing Association calls ‘one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history‘.
Before retiring from racing in 2008, Jalil managed to win the Maktoum Challenge Stakes, ending his career with earnings totaling $327.324.