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Five Most Expensive Racehorses


Next week sees the start of the December Sales at Tattersalls in Newmarket and the last of this landmark 250th year for Europe’s largest bloodstock auctioneers. So, to mark the occasion, we thought we’d give you a run down of the five most expensive racehorses ever sold across the world:

5. Meydan City – $11.7 million, 2006

4. Seattle Dancer – $13.1 million, 1985

3. The Green Monkey – $16 million, 2006

2. Shareef Dancer – $40 million, 1983

1. Fusaichi Pegasus – $64 million, 2000

So, what makes these five most expensive racehorses worth so much? Im afraid even the experts can’t tell for sure. The Green Monkey, for example, never won a race and retired after three starts with third being his highest place!

Once thing is for sure, a bloodstock auction is a fascinating place to be and, as an experience, we couldn’t recommend it enough!

The December Yearling Sale takes place on 21st November and will see 200 yearlings under the hammer including colts by Frankel and Galileo. This is followed by the December Foal Sale, Europe’s premier foal sale featuring 104 foals from the current top 10 British and Irish sires. The year will be rounded off on 28th November at the December Breeding Stock Sale with a catalogue headed up by Hazariya, the dam of dual Derby winner, Harzand.

You can experience all the excitement of the Tattersalls Sales first hand, along with an expert guide taking you behind the scenes and giving you an insight into the complicated world of bloodstock with our Tatersalls Tour on 30th November.

For more information about the Tattersalls Tour, visit our tours page where you can find a full run down of the itinerary, along with contact details and bookings.

Click here for more information or call 0344 748 9200