Best-paid animals in sports

Athletes of the four-legged and winged variety bring in hefty rewards

Updated: May 2, 2012, 10:18 AM ET
By Lizzie Haldane | ESPN The Magazine

Droseelmeyer AP Photo/Morry GashDrosselmeyer was the highest-earning throughbred in North America in 2011.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: Earnings are 2011 prize money figures unless otherwise noted.

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