One of many world’s most well-known and historic stud farms, positioned within the coronary heart of the distinguished Normandy breeding and horse racing area, has been positioned in the marketplace by the Niarchos Household.
Haras de Fresnay-le Buffard has been underneath the stewardship of the household for the previous 43 years since its buy in 1979 by the late Stavros Niarchos from internationally famend proprietor and breeder Marcel Boussac.
The asking value has not been revealed, however it’s anticipated that the sale will generate sturdy curiosity from throughout the worldwide racing group. The household stays absolutely dedicated to its international racing and breeding operation which encompasses Europe the USA, Australia, South Africa and Japan.
The primary farm extends to 205 hectares (ha) / 506 acres of pasture in addition to 12 ha / 30 acres of park land. There are additionally 65 ha / 160 acres of pasture, 26 ha/64 acres of woodland and 1.8ha 4.5 acres of gardens on the adjoining Haute Cote. The dimensions and configuration of the location provides the potential for additional growth.
Over the previous 43 years, the stud farm has expanded to incorporate extra lands, barns and a pre-training monitor. The paddocks of your complete farm have been lately reseeded to the very best high quality after session with worldwide agronomists and are maintained by a rotation of sheep and cattle. The paddocks are supported with fastidiously deliberate barns and secure yards which offer roughly 200 containers all through the primary property. These are complemented by a 14 stall isolation barn on the Haute Cote annex.
The success of horses which have handed by way of Fresnay-le-Buffard spans generations with champions and Basic winners together with Miesque, Kingmambo, Sulamani, Hernando and Six Perfections bearing the celebrated darkish blue, gentle blue cross belts and white cap racing colors.
The farm’s status was initially established by French industrialist Marcel Boussac and was shortly cemented by the Niarchos Household because it constructed on the custom of breeding Basic winners on the well-known lands of Fresnay-le-Buffard. 45 European Classics, 7 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and seven Breeders’ Cup victories function within the wealthy historical past of this historic property.
Commenting on the choice to promote, Alan Cooper, lengthy standing Racing Supervisor to the Niarchos Household, mentioned, “It’s emotional for the household to say goodbye to Fresnay, however as our racing and breeding pursuits have developed through the years, we now have horses in quite a lot of worldwide areas, which makes this the proper transfer for us right now.”