His name is Galileo, he is 22 years old and he has already dominated the horse racing tracks with victories in the most important events on the calendar. Despite being withdrawn from competitions, the price of this English Thoroughbred is estimated at 200 million euros. Today, he is considered the emperor of reproduction.
Galileo was born in 1998 and was trained by Irish Aidan O’Brien. Since the beginning of this millennium, it has become a respected name in horse racing, with victories in different events, such as the Epsom Derby, The King George VI, the Irish Derby or the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He retired a few years ago, after suffering his first loss, at the Breeder’s Cup Classic in Belmont Park, New York.
Today, away from major competitions, he lives in Coolmore Stud, Ireland, at the headquarters of the largest breeder of English Thoroughbred racing horses in the world. But it remains a gold mine, now as a breeder. The former champion horse is valued at more than 200 million euros, that is, and taking into account the values of the transfermarket website, more than Cristiano Ronaldo (60 million) and Lionel Messi (100 million) combined.
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