Editor's note: This story was updated after the Royal Ascot race.
He was the favorite to win at Tuesday's Royal Ascot race in Britain, but even though Animal Kingdom suffered a terrible disappointment, finishing eleventh out of thirteenth, there could still be hope for him.
The thoroughbred, who has already won this year's Dubai World Cup and the 2011 Kentucky Derby, will retire at the end of the race, and his owners plan to use him as a stud to breed new race horses.
John Messara, chairman of Arrowfield Group, which has majority breeding rights for Animal Kingdom told CNBC on Tuesday: "He'll be busy all year-around but he'll be in great demand because he's known all over the world," Messara said.
Messara had hoped that a win would boost the fees that Animal Kingdom could earn for breeding.