- One of the best horses in horseracing sport has been bought by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoun for $4,365,000
- The Sheikh said that though he never prepared for the whopping money it went for, the horse is his favourite
- The sold horse is said to have never missed and is one of the most sought-after horses at the bidding market it was sold in England
There are few expensive but not-so-very-popular sports around the world, one of which is horseracing. And Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoun, spent about $4,365,000 (N1,580,130,000) on this year’s most expensive horse in the world.
CNN reports that the purchase was made amidst very tight bidding competition as the Sheikh had to be at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in Newmarket, England, on Tuesday, October 15, to get the racing superstar.
In commenting about the purchase, Anthony Stroud, the Sheikh’s representative said the horse is very athletic, saying it was picked as it was very favourited.
Anthony, however, submitted that the horse went more for more than what they prepared for but that they had to go the extra mile as horse in its class are worth it.
It should be noted that Mohammed is a force in horseracing as he is the one behind Goldpin, a famous racing operations in the sport and also the owner of Darley Stud breeding company.
He said the horse is a beautiful one that has never missed. He stated that he is so grateful to the dealer for having such quality in stock, while adding how very expensive the horse is.
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