The Top 10 Most Expensive Thoroughbred Horses Ever Sold

The Top 10 Most Expensive Thoroughbred Horses Ever Sold
The Top 10 Most Expensive Thoroughbred Horses Ever Sold

A young, winning stallion horse can reach a lot of money when it comes time to be put out to stud and these ten are the worlds most expensive. While some of them haven’t won that many races, they are all pure thoroughbreds which makes them the purest of the breeds…

 


The Top 10 Most Expensive Thoroughbred Horses Ever Sold


 

Empire Glory Thoroughbred Racehorse
Empire Glory Thoroughbred Racehorse

10 – Horse Name: Empire Glory, Born 1981 (Sold Price: £8 Million)

Wiki Info: Empire Glory (foaled April 8, 1981) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who was sold for a world record price as a yearling in 1982. He proved to be just short of top class in a brief racing career, winning the Royal Whip Stakes and finishing second in the Irish St Leger. He made little impact as a breeding stallion.

Plavius Thoroughbred Racehorse
Plavius Thoroughbred Racehorse

9 – Horse Name: Plavius, Born 2006 (Sold Price: £8.30 Million)

Wiki Info: This galloper was a $9.2 million purchase by Sheikh Mohammed for Godolphin Racing in 2006. The colt out of Danzig and the dam Sharp Minister started his career in the United Kingdom but after failing to break his maiden status in four runs, he was transferred to the United Arab Emirates.

Jalil Thoroughbred Racehorse
Jalil Thoroughbred Racehorse

8 – Horse Name: Jalil, Born 2004 (Sold Price: £9.06 Million)

Wiki Info: Jalil was foaled on February 15, 2004 at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. His sire is two-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”.

Meydan City Thoroughbred Racehorse
Meydan City Thoroughbred Racehorse

7 – Horse Name: Meydan City, Born 2005 (Sold Price: £10.59 Million)

Wiki Info: The Emir of Dubai purchased this colt at public auction in 2006 for $11.7 million, making him the 2nd most expensive yearling ever sold. The American bred galloper was out of the sire Kingmambo and the dam Crown of Crimson and raced in the famous Godolphin colours.

Laa Etaab Thoroughbred Racehorse
Laa Etaab Thoroughbred Racehorse

6 – Horse Name: Laa Etaab, Born 1984 (Sold Price: £11.88 Million)

Wiki Info: There really isn’t a lot this horse hasnt won. With cup after cup it was worth everypenny they spent on it.

Jareer Thoroughbred Racehorse
Jareer Thoroughbred Racehorse

5 – Horse Name: Jareer, Born 1983 (Sold Price: £12.49 Million)

Wiki Info: Owned by millionair and true race horse enfuseast Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. it was then sold in 1984 to Darley Stud.

Imperial Falcon Thoroughbred Racehorse
Imperial Falcon Thoroughbred Racehorse

4 – Horse Name: Imperial Falcon, Born 1983 (Sold Price: £14.47 Million)

Wiki Info: Born from the bloodline of Northern Dancer and Ballade, Imperial Falcon was bought by Britain’s Robert Sangster for approximately £14.47 million. He was often named one of the biggest names in the world of horse bloodstock.

The Green Monkey Thoroughbred Racehorse
The Green Monkey Thoroughbred Racehorse

3 – Horse Name: The Green Monkey, Born 2004 (Sold Price: £14.47 Million)

Wiki Info: On September 15, 2007, The Green Monkey made his racing debut in a six-furlong maiden race at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Made the 2–5 betting favourite, the colt finished third behind winner Roi Maudit and runner-up Sixthirteen.

Snaafi Dancer Thoroughbred Racehorse
Snaafi Dancer Thoroughbred Racehorse

2 – Horse Name: Snaafi Dancer, Born 1982 (Sold Price: £18.66 Million)

Wiki Info: Bred by Donald T. Johnson[4] under the name of his Crescent Farm, he was out of the mare My Bupers[5] and sired by Northern Dancer whom the National Thoroughbred Racing Association calls “one of the most influential sires in Thoroughbred history.”

Seattle Dancer Thoroughbred Racehorse
Seattle Dancer Thoroughbred Racehorse

1 – Horse Name: Seattle Dancer, Born 1984 (Sold Price: £22.24 Million)

Wiki Info: Seattle Dancer was bred in Kentucky by Warner L. Jones, William S. Farish III, and William S. Kilroy. The partnership owned his important dam, My Charmer. My Charmer was the dam of 1977 U.S. Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew.

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