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What type of Horse is worth Half Million dollars?

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  • What type of Horse is worth Half Million dollars?

    Hi,

    I watched in News in AajTak and they showed a horse in Puna, India which is worth more than a Rolls Royce. One king from Dubai offered half million but the person who owns is rejected it. They said when horse runs he talks to air.

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    Oh heck, there are some yooung racing stock here that haven't done anything yet that sell in the millions.
    The one that gobsmacked me was a story I read earlier this year about a woman in China who spent $505,000.00 on a dog. Some large breed that looked like a Newfie, she was going to breed it to her female dog of the same breed. Dogs aren't usually that high an investment.
    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!
    ...Belefonte

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    • #3
      A solid gold one?
      R.I.P. my sweet boy Tristan
      36 years old, but I was hoping you'd live forever
      5/5/75-7/5/11

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      • #4
        Go to a Keeneland sale for tbs that are yearlings....or a Saratoga sale. I think you will find many horses that just have the potential to do something that sell for that or much much more

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        • #5
          my dear, I just saw a 2 year old very average paint with a white tail on dreamhorse for 60 thousand dollars. halter broke!

          a horse is ''worth'' whatever anyone wants to say it's worth.

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          • #6
            Top end Saddlebred show horses regularly sell for that much and more, same with the top end of most disciplines.

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            • #7
              I am worth that. More than that! Ask my mom!!
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              • #8
                well MY horse is worth a bagillion cazillion dollars so there!

                For a half-mil...well, it better do windows.
                I Loff My Quarter Horse & I love Fenway Bartholomule cliques

                Just somebody with a positive outlook on life...go ahead...hate me for that.

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                • #9
                  I nearly bought a TB last year that was worth $2.4 million. Or at least he was as a 3 year old! He was worth about $1K as a four year old after he decided that running was not for him.

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                  • #10
                    one that cleans up after himself
                    "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."

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                    • #11
                      Didn't Budweiser paid a million for Gem Twist, who promptly showed his appreciation by crashing through the Budweiser vertical?
                      The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                      Winston Churchill

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by slc2 View Post
                        my dear, I just saw a 2 year old very average paint with a white tail on dreamhorse for 60 thousand dollars. halter broke!

                        a horse is ''worth'' whatever anyone wants to say it's worth.
                        Correction: They're worth whatever someone's willing to pay for them.

                        Except for my horse. You better be offering $500k or we're not even discussing it.
                        http://www.chronicleofmyhorse.com/profile/Ashley26

                        "You keep one leg on one side, the other leg on the other side, and your mind in the middle." -- Henry Taylor, "Riding Lesson"

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                        • #13
                          What type of horse is worth a half a million dollars?

                          Whatever type of horse somebody with a half a million dollars burning a hole in their pocket gets to hankering after.

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                          • #14
                            Remember The Green Monkey? $16,000,000 for a two year old who never won a race.

                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Monkey

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                            • #15
                              The since pensioned thoroughbred sire 'Storm Cat' had a guaranteed-live-foal fee of $500,000 at his height which was within this decade.

                              A conservative estimate of fifty guaranteed-live-foal contracts suggests that Storm Cat will earn twenty-one million this year. If he played in the N.B.A., that figure would make him the league's third-highest-paid player. As a stud, no one's even close. Why would anyone pay that much for Storm Cat's services? In 1999 and 2000, Storm Cat's offspring earned more than $21 million dollars at the track, almost $7 million more than anyone else's.
                              Of course money doesn't guarantee anything ...

                              There is most recently 'The Green Monkey' bought for $16 million USD in 2006 which was the most ever for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction. He retired in 2008 (largely with a nagging injury during training) with 3 starts of which his finished 3rd once and 4th twice. Today he stands at stud for $10,000 per live foal.

                              (He was named for the Barbados golf course of the same name)

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                              • #16
                                Well, maybe not in hard cash. But I'm betting the horses that cadriver and sk_pacer talk about on the Disabilities Forum are worth more to them than anyone could ever offer.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by rcloisonne View Post
                                  Remember The Green Monkey? $16,000,000 for a two year old who never won a race.

                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Monkey

                                  The big fad in the racing breeding industry for promotions of a stallion are HATS, hats and more hats (baseball caps).

                                  I, in fact, am the proud owner of a Green Monkey hat from when they were promoting him

                                  That horse sold for that much due to bloodlines, but more so because of two parties having a little bidding war
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                                  • #18
                                    But to answer the question:

                                    What horse is worth 500k?

                                    Apparently mine, because even though he is a pasture puff right now, i am not sure I would give him up for 500k....

                                    That is a lot of money though!
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                                    • #19
                                      Our family has a saying from an old horseman who bought a horse for $2500, and when he was trained he would jump a Grand Prix one day then would pack a barn rat around the children's hunters the next.

                                      Someone offered him big money for the horse and he said, in effect:
                                      "I'm having fun with this horse and how on earth could I replace him for the money you're offering? He's a $2500 back-yard shitter, and I'll feel better riding him knowing that, than worrying about a high-dollar horse breaking itself!"
                                      Blugal

                                      You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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                                      • #20
                                        Top hunter show horses and ponies that are "push button" are sold for that much as well. I am not saying they are worth that much but if people are willing to pay that much to not have to be capable of riding, then I say charge what you can get!

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