NEW research has looked into net worths of horse-owners to reveal who’s the richest in the paddock…
Top 10 Richest Horse Owners
|Rank||Owner Name||Net Worth|
|3||Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan||£12,906,810,000|
|5||Mohammed Bin Rashad Al Maktoum||£10,038,630,000|
|9||Bradley Wayne Hughes||£2,220,731,500|
Two brothers share the top spot on this list with an estimated fortune of just under £25 billion. Alain and Gerard Wertheimer co-own fashion house Chanel and have seen success from champion racehorses such as Kotashaan.
The rich list is full of royalty from around the world, with members of the ruling households of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Great Britain and Qatar all featuring.
Top 10 most valuable horses below:
|Rank||Horse Name||Inflation Adjusted Price|
Top 5 highest paying horse races
|Rank||Race/Race Meeting Name||Total Prize Fund||Country|
|1||Saudi Cup||£14,379,100.00||Saudi Arabia|
|2||Dubai World Cup||£8,627,460.00||UAE|
|5||Breeders Cup Classic||£5,032,685.00||USA|
The upcoming Cheltenham Festival (starting on Tuesday 16th March) is further down on this list, ranking in 20th position with a total prize fund of £625,000.