The Third Highest Paid 'Athelete' is a Retired Race Horse

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  1. Nils Luehrmann

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    How would you like this job...

    Get paid a $500,000 stud fee for each "session" with the super models of the horse world, and only "work" a few weeks out of the year. That's what retired race horse, Storm Cat looks forward to each year, earning more than $20 million dollars without ever having to leave the barn.

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  2. Joe Szott

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    And all the dogs on the ranch have breath that smells like your old friends and relatives. Nah, being a human is still tops [​IMG]

    Amazing the amount of money that goes into horses and racing, isn't it?
     
  3. Jeff Ulmer

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    All I can say is that hopefully that money is being used to pamper and take care of the horse, and not just line the pockets of its owners.
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    I don't know about that Jeff...that place Storm Cat lives looks more high-end than where I live.

    Give me $500K and even I might think about screwing a mare. :b
     
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    The man who only lives for making money
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    Do they actually physically mate with the mares, or is it by artificial insemination? I ask only because while flipping channels the other day, Rich Kids Cattle Drive was being shown on E!, and they had to "milk" a stallion, and IIRC there was a wooden (padded) beam which the stallion "mounted" whilst a mare was held on the other side, just out of reach, and one of the rich kids had to "milk" him to get the necessary fluids.
     
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    Both happens. Horses are very protected investments.
     
  9. Chu Gai

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    I didn't find that horse to be particularly attractive.
     
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    From what I've heard, there is absolutely no artifical assistance allowed. In fact, every mating/conception is videotaped to prevent any possible mix-up or cheating.
     
  11. Nils Luehrmann

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    Brian is correct, at least in regards to Storm Cat. Unfortunately, this can be very dangerous for the stud in the event the mare kicks. The trainers at Overbrook Farm use several proven techniques to limit any chance of that from happening, including using some unsuspecting stand-in stallions who wear protective sheaths so they can't penetrate the mare. This way they are able to test the mare's willingness to be mounted. No happy-endings for those boys though. [​IMG]
     
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    Ya know, the last two posts just evoke such bizarre images... [​IMG]

    Thanks for the info guys! It rather makes sense, though, since if the genetics of a champion stallion are so valuable, artificial insemination would invite allegations of fraud (wrong sample supplied), and from the sellers' point of view he doesn't want any "samples" sold separately to purchasers since they could inseminate a lot more mares, making his stallion less valuable to him.
     
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    You can be sure they milk these stallions for all they are worth.... [​IMG]
     

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