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Sheikh Joann buys Filly for world record pound sterling5.25m

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Qatari Sheikh Joann Al Thani paid a world record for a yearling filly on Wednesday when he successfully bid five million guineas (pound sterling5.25 million, $8.38 million) at the Tattersalls bloodstock auction in Newmarket, eastern England. 

Qatari Shiekh Joann Al Thani, son of the Emir of Qatar at Doha's International Airport on August 13, 2012

The yearling, a daughter of 2001 Derby winner Galileo and Alluring Park, was also the most expensive horse of any age sold at public auction in Europe, beating a record set in 2006 by Magical Romance (4.6m guineas).

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