Most Ex­pen­sive Ara­bian

Forbes Middle East - - SPORT -

To­day, the most ex­pen­sive Ara­bian is be­lieved to be the stal­lion, Mar­wan Al Shaqab. The jewel in the crown of the Qatari royal sta­bles, the show horse won the World Ara­bian Horse Cham­pi­onships three times and the US Na­tional Ara­bian Cham­pi­onships twice. He has also won the Euro­pean Ara­bian Cham­pi­onships, the All Na­tions Cup and was lead­ing sire at the World Ara­bian Horse Cham­pi­onships seven years in a row.

Ac­cord­ing to Michael By­att, of Michael By­att Ara­bi­ans, a syn­di­cate of­fered $20 mil­lion to buy him, but the pro­posal was flat out re­jected. Cur­rently, his stud fee stands at $24,000, and he fa­thers about 50 foals a year, many of whom have gone on to be­come cham­pi­ons in their own right.

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