Category: Racehorses

Legend of $70 million led the most expensive horse top in history

Horseyhooves reviews the most valuable horses in horse racing history, the proud, aristocratic and long-running sport.

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports in the world and has grown into a billion-dollar business. Legal racetrack in the UK, the US can pay taxes annually up to hundreds of billions of dollars. Therefore, race horses, especially thoroughbred horses, will have a very high value. In addition to origin, strength, speed, many non-professional factors such as the breeding place, the reputation of the horse, even the reputation of the broker can push the horse’s value up many times.

  1. Fusaichi Pegasus ($ 70 million): Fuchaisi is the most expensive horse in history. Besides winning the 2000 Kentucky Derby annual race, the horse born on April 12, 1997 defeated all competitors in 75 other races, winning a prize of millions of dollars. With these achievements, Fusaichi Pegasus was dubbed the legend of horse racing.
  2. Shareef Dancer (40 million USD): The Shareef Dancer is an American horse, carrying the blood of the most successful race horse of the 20th century, Northern Dancer. The Shareef Dancer has won three races and was declared Britain’s best mid-range running horse in 1983.
  3. Annihilator (19 million USD): Annihilator possesses the qualities of a top race horse. However, according to Horseyhooves, this thoroughbred race horse only brought the owner a modest bonus ($ 3,000). Descendants of Annihilator later also not interested in horse racing.
  4. The Green Monkey ($ 16 million): “The Blue Monkey” is a thoroughbred horse originated from the legendary Northern Dancer and was acquired in 2006 for up to $ 16 million in a public auction. . This horse only brought about $ 10,000 in prize money, then had to bid farewell to the racetrack when he was 14 because of serious scleritis.
  5. Palloubet D’Halong (US $ 15 million): Palloubet D’Halong is the only performance horse in the world’s most expensive horse list, comparable to famous racing horses. Palloubet has successfully competed in horseback dance tournaments such as PSI European Championship, Aachen Rolex Grand Prix. Referring to Palloubet, fans will remember athlete Janika Sprunger, both have been together for many years and achieved many successes.

US Sports Shock: Doping Abuse with Racehorses for Fraud

American sports were shocked by the news that 27 horse racing coaches, veterinarians and support staff were charged with building a complex horse racing doping process to cheat the gamblers.

A statement issued by the Justice Department on Tuesday said the defendants, including top coach Jason Servis, who controlled the championship horse, Maximum Security, participated in a plan designed to cheat gamblers and rob profits from the $ 100 billion horse racing industry.

Prosecutors said investigators uncovered evidence of cruel and inhumane treatment of 27 horses accused of fraud. An indictment said that Servis, who coached Maximum Racing, finished first in the Kentucky Derby last year and was subsequently disqualified, possessed performance-enhancing drugs for all racing horses under his control.

Maximum Security won $ 10 million from the Saudi Cup opening race last month. This is the richest horse race in the world in Saudi Arabia.

Today, the disclosure of four indictments about the horse doping scandal is the largest ever prosecution by the Ministry of Justice. The defendants who participated in and committed these acts were not for the love of sport, and certainly not for the concern of horses, but for money. The horses themselves paid for the greed of the defendants.

According to AFP, the four indictments announced on Tuesday included a series of offenses and detailed drugs that were mixed and misbranded in an effort to improve horse racing performance. William F. Sweeney, assistant director of the FBI office in New York, said the substances supplied to horses made them run faster than allowed by nature but increased the risk of injury. What actually happened to these horses was none other than abuse. They have experienced heart problems, overworked lead to broken legs, increased risk of injury and in some cases death.

Doping abusive race horses have earned a great deal of money at races in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky (USA) and the UAE. One of the 27 accused, coach Jorge Navarro, is said to have trained and cheated doping with XY Jet, a thoroughbred horse that won the 2019 Golden Shaheen race in Dubai. XY Jet after taking performance boosters died in January due to a heart problem.