So for those who haven't heard, shortly after WEGs Totilas' owners sold him. I just pulled this quote from EVENTING NATION --
--An article on Eurodressage.com about the Totilas sale mentions that current rumors suggest a sale price of 10 to 15 million Euros, and that the speculation is that Matthias Rath or Andreas Helgstrand are potential future riders for Totilas. However, the Edward Gal camp still seems to hold some hope the Edward will get to keep the ride. "
Can you even imagine paying that much for a horse? Granted, he's an amazing animal, but in my opinion he's a bit of a freak of nature and I wonder just how well he'll throw talent into his offspring. If they don't do absolutely incredible I feel like Totilas' breeding value will certainly go down. Of course people are going to expect his offspring to be amazing, and of course forget somewhere down the line that the mare has just as much, if not more, effect on how the foal will turn out. Totilas is an amazing animal, no doubt about it, he and Gal have beaten nearly every Grand Prix dressage record, but he's got a lot to live up to in the breeding department.