Taking a punt – American Dave Dillon invested a few thousand dollars in buying a stake in a horse. It proved a shrewd investment...
Stable Investment – Accompanied by his wife, Dillon visits the greatest investment he has ever made: Animal Kingdom.
Derby Delight – In 2009, Dave Dillon invested a few thousand dollars in buying a stake in Animal Kingdom. It proved a wise investment...
Master Craftsman – Team Valor owner Barry Irwin, centre, has an alchemist's touch. Animal Kingdom aside, he bought a Zimbabwe-born horse called Ipi Tombe that once cost $100 but which was later crowned Dubai's Horse of 2003. "She topped the sale when we sold her at Newmarket in England but when we bought her, she was pure crap," he chuckled.
Night Riders – Animal Kingdom (left) wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race.
World Domination – The Dubai World Cup triumph prompted Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum (left) to buy a 29% stake in Animal Kingdom.
Global Stud – Animal Kingdom now divides his time between stud farms in Australia and the United States.