A luxury for most people may be defined by the collection of diamond-embedded jewelry they have or the incredible assortment of cars they contain in their garage. However, many other things can define a person’s taste in luxury other than means of transportation or extra perk to add when you are all dressed up.
Some people would like to show off their interest in uniquely collecting luxury. Consider animals for a thought. There are indeed breathing people in this world who would love to spend their wealth on luxurious animals and even not owning them but utilizing them for a very different yet unique cause.
One of such animals can be Galileo, whose sole purpose of getting bought is to sire the world’s best-racing horses. It would leave you in awe to learn that the market value of Galileo is nearly €243.61 million, as the most expensive horse in the world.
Who is Galileo?
Suppose you are naïve about the world of luxury. In that case, the first thing that would have come to your mind after listening to the name Galileo would be a telescope, as Galileo Galilei invented it. But here, we are not talking about Physics or any other field of science; what we are talking about is how luxury makes it room in the world of people through animals.
There is no need to reread the last sentence to clarify that you read it right. Indeed, animals also carry a unique way to become one of your luxurious collections, and Galileo is one of them. It is the world’s most expensive stallion that you could have come across.
Galileo is a retired Irish thoroughbred horse foaled on 30th March 1998, sired by Sadler’s Wells. He performed amazingly on the racecourse, making a fine career as a racehorse. Galileo’s racing career started in October 2000 and lasted till October 2001. In only one full year, Galileo was able to win six races out of eight races.
After his retirement, Galileo became the highly preferred sire in the world. He made his lead by becoming the most sought-after sire in Great Britain and Ireland in the year 2008. Since then, the worth of Galileo kept increasing as he became the most desired sire across the globe. However, the market value of this horse leaves many horse breeders only to wish to have him raise a thoroughbred like Galileo.
What makes Galileo Exclusive?
The most expensive horse in the world, worth more than €200 million, is not agreeable for most people. It is a common thought that might have crossed thousands of people that the horse has an outrageous market value.
The first thing needed to clarify is that Galileo is not some ordinary horse. It is a thoroughbred racehorse. Considering Galileo’s outstanding characteristics and capabilities, the stallion has managed to become the most luxurious piece of collection for horse breeders all across the globe. Let’s have a profound look at his most highlighted exclusive qualities.
It is already known that Galileo happened to catch millions of eyes through his stunning victories within a year on the racecourse. Six out of eight races were won by Galileo, which made the bids on him go higher all the time. Not only through his racing performances, Galileo maintained his records and became the most expensive luxurious horse in the world, but his records were kept to maintained by the foals he had sired. Indeed, almost all the offspring of Galileo has up till now maintained a very high profile that can be shown off as a piece of luxury to the world.
2016 and 2017 had both been outstandingly solid for Galileo, each yielding the steed in an overabundance of £10 million in prize cash in Britain and Ireland (£11,916,878 through the span of 2017, to be careful). 2018 could not exactly stay up with those stunning sums, yet that £6.9 million accomplished by his descendants was still nearly £2.8 million in front of his nearest follower Dubawi.
Not just that, 2018 was every time of tourist spots. Galileo outperformed the sign of 73 G1 victors set by his sire, Sadler’s Wells, when Magical, a sister to Lockinge Stakes victor Rhododendron, struck in the British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes at Ascot in October. Danehill’s figure of 84 presently lies not too far off, fit to be overpowered.
In August, he toppled Sadler’s Wells’ characteristic of 327 offspring won in European Pattern races when Sizzling handled the G3 Give Thanks Stakes at Cork.
Ability to Breed Winners
The value of a horse in the market is dependent on many things, but the hidden gem that can boost up the worth of a horse is its ability to breed winners. In this case, Galileo is accepted as the most suitable sire for most horse breeders. It is understood that the careers of a racehorse can only be marked as extraordinary when they can win the races. Since Galileo has exceptional winning records, it is given that the foals he would sire will have the same capability as well.
Galileo is agreed to be at the best breeding age, which is why he is the most sought-after horse at the moment. There is absolutely no doubt that the racehorses that Galileo had sired had proven themselves to be the best in the racecourse. Most of them had been following the same winning track as Galileo, proving that they are the offspring of the best of the best.
Due to Galileo’s high aptitude for producing winning racehorses, its market value goes up to €243.61 Million.
It is a proportion of the degree of strength that we have generally expected from Galileo that the figure of £6,868,424 earned by his descendants across Britain and Ireland in 2018 is reminiscent of an average year. That, notwithstanding, is ‘normal’ regarding Galileo’s reality, where records tumble and exemplary champs’ stream with perfect timing consistency.
Apart from the eye-catching race records and breeding winners, one most startling characteristic of this luxurious stallion is that it is prolific. Proves can be collected from many places of the world. Galileo had been quite a productive stallion that led countless horse breeders to produce a luxurious horse like Galileo itself.
Some research has also come forward that Galileo sired an unmade horse foaled in April 2017. There are also some rumors that this unnamed and unproven horse was sold more than Galileo is worth. However, these are only rumors and gave no proof that the horse was even sired by Galileo or not.
Whatever the case is, the fact can never be suppressed that the reason behind the staggering cost of Galileo is that it has proven itself to be worthy of producing a significant number of winning horses. The number was roughly estimated to be three hundred (300) winning horses, which is not something one can ignore.
At 21, Galileo has not got numerous years left in him. In any case, he and champion hurdler dam Annie Power has another posterity picking up the consideration of many. It is difficult to satisfy the hopes set by excellent guardians; however, the pressure is on. It still cannot seem to be given a name; however, with the rise of large cash horse races on the ascent as of late, this specific posterity of the incredible Galileo ought to merit paying extraordinary mind to. He has indeed become a symbol of luxury in the horseracing world, and it is expected that he will continue to maintain his reputation.