Horseback riding: Gallio is dead – the most valuable stallion ever

Horseback riding: Gallio is dead - the most valuable stallion ever

This is not about Kylian Mbabane, Neymar or Lionel Messi. At first glance, this news has nothing to do with Earling Holland.

Yet significant news leaked in the days that followed. Coolmore Stud in Ireland announced on Saturday morning that it was euthanizing Galileo, 23.

The procedure necessitated a serious and serious injury to the left finger.

The most valuable stallion ever

Galileo is not just any horse, it is the horse of the last few decades. More precisely, this is the most valuable stallion ever.

During racing times, he won the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He went unbeaten in the first six of his eight starts.

But since then it has become very valuable: as a sperm supplier to a generation of many successors, including five Derby winners. Even their successors became successful racers.

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Galileo semen is the most precious fluid in the world

During his lifetime, Stallion’s semen was considered the most expensive liquid in the world. According to Business Magazine Business Insider, a gallon (approximately 3.8 liters) will cost 49 million euros.

So it is no wonder that Galileo is still valued more than the most expensive football professionals in the world.

The British tabloid daily The Sun was priced at $ 180 earlier this year. This equates to about 210 million euros – so, according to Transformers.de, 50 million euros more than Mbabane and 80 million more than Hollande.

At first glance, the message may have something to do with football.

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