2) Shareef Dancer – $40 million (1983)
The horse had some great success in the 1980s with key wins at the Irish Derby Stakes and the King Edward VII Stakes in 1983 while earning about $250,000. The horse was then sold for about $40 million as a type of investment.
1) Fusaichi Pegasus – $64 million (2000)
This thoroughbred from Mr. Prospector and Angel Fever, it had won six of nine races for a total winning amount of nearly $2 million – wins that included the Wood Memorial Stakes and the Kentucky Derby in 2000. After being sold, it would only become a bust because the performance levels fell after 2000.