AIR HORSE ONE: On Board The Custom Aircraft That Transports Million-Dollar Racehorses


Ever wonder how a million-dollar racehorse gets from point A to point B?


One way is in a custom Boeing 727 aircraft that transports about 2,300 horses around the country each year, according to the New York Times.

The horse-friendly jet is owned by H.E. "Tex" Sutton Forwarding Co., a Kentucky-based horse transportation company that "provides first class equine air travel" to valuable racehorses and beloved family pets.

The company was founded in 1957 by horse-loving Texan Halford Ewel ("Tex") Sutton, and although Mr. Sutton has since passed away, the business is still going strong: depending on the length of the trip, transporting one horse can cost between $3,250 and $4,950.