The Most Expensive Horses in the World

The Most Expensive Horses in the World

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If you love horses, you are probably aware of some movies that include horses, such as National Velvet, The Black Stallion, and Black Beauty. Other movies you may have seen that include horses include Flicka, The Electric Horseman, and The Horse Whisperer. There have also been movies about famous horses, including Seabiscuit, Phar Lap, and Shergar. Racing fans are undoubtedly familiar with horses that ruled the tracks, including Citation, Red Rum, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, John Henry, and Desert Orchid. And you can't mention famous horses without mentioning Man o' War, a horse that held his own during the roaring 20s when names like Jack Dempsey, Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, Knute Rockne, and the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame were famous names in the sporting world. The following are just some of the most expensive horses.

Shareef Dancer is worth $40 Million. Shareef Dancer was an American-bred thoroughbred horse. The horse was stabled in the Godolphin Stables of Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum in England. Shareef Dancer is one of the horses from an impressive line, including Northern Dancer and Sweet Alliance. The horse was entered into a race five times, winning three times and placing second once. Its most remarkable wins were in the Irish Derby Stakes and the King Edward VII Stakes in 1983. It was also declared as the UK Middle Distance Horse of 1983. He is the damsire of Dubai Millenium.

Annihilator worth $19 Million. Annihilator the horse came from the line of Niatross, the winner of the Little Brown Jug and the Meadowlands Pace in 1980, and Wish Me Wings. Annihilator was considered to be a very athletic horse that possessed a lot of paces, which a lot of racehorse owners value. It also made for a good showhorse because it had a beautiful dark chocolate mane.

Seattle Dancer worth $13.1 Million. Seattle Dancer was the most expensive yearling horse sold at a public auction. The Irish thoroughbred horse came from a very impressive stock, including My Charmer, which was the dam Seattle Slew, the 1977 winner of the Triple Crown, Nijinsky, the 1971 winner of the British Triple Crown, and Northern Dancer, which the National Thoroughbred Racing Association cited as one of the most influential sires in thoroughbred history. Among his major wins were the Gallinule Stakes and the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial in 1987. The horse then became a stud, serving in Kentucky, Ireland, Japan, and Germany. It has sired 37 winners of various stakes.

Poetin is worth $3.3 Million. Poetin was a world-class dressage horse. In 2003, the horse was sentenced to be the champion of the World Young Dressage Horse Championship. It comes from the line of Sandro Hit and Poesie, the 1999 World Dressage Horse Champion and the 2003 Hanoverian Stallion of the Year, respectively. Mystic Park is worth $5 Million. Mystic Park is one of the horses that came from the line of Noble Gesture and Mystic Sign. At age three, the horse won several competitions, including the Dexter Cup, Historic Dickerson Cup, and Yonkers Trot. In 1982, Lana Lobell bought it for a then-shocking amount of $5 million.

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