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Race to Triple Crown Glory

Race to Triple Crown Glory

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Forget the Races; The Real Money Comes From Being a Stud

Horse breeding is a huge business — $39 billion and growing

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    What Is the Triple Crown of Horse Racing?

    It's the most prestigious prize in horse racing – and the most elusive (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    It's Triple Crown season, and all eyes are on horse racing's most athletic 3-year-old thoroughbreds as they compete for the sport's most lucrative prizes.

    But the serious money doesn't come from winning races — it comes years later, after a champion horse is "retired to stud." A superstar stallion can command lofty fees for getting "intimate" with mares in hopes of producing a top-tier foal.

    Today, horse breeding is a huge business — $39 billion and growing, CNBC reports.

    Top stud Tapit earned $557,300 over the course of his racing career. But as of 2018, he will have generated about $167.8 million during his breeding career.

    Justify Sweeps Horse Racing's Triple Crown

    [NATL] Justify Wins Belmont Stakes, Becomes 13th Triple Crown Champion

    Justify cemented his place in history with a Triple Crown win at Belmont Stakes.

    (Published Saturday, June 9, 2018)

    Breeding horses can be expensive and risky, but if all goes well, the breeder can be rolling in the dough.