World-renowned Kildare stud farm to turn heads at auction
Published 31/05/2011 | 05:00
Loughtown Stud is a top-class, world-renowned equestrian farm on 171ac located between Clane and Kilcock in Co Kildare. It has just come on the market and will be sold by public auction at Lawlor's Hotel, Naas, on June 29 with a guide price of €4.5m.
Loughtown has had its share of fame over the years breeding the 1963 Irish Derby winner, Ragusa, and hosting Archive, sire of the great Arkle at stud. Other famous horses associated with the place include Red God and Raise You Ten.
Once owned by Airlie Stud, the farm is currently in the ownership of an international bloodstock businessman on whose behalf it is being sold by Goff's Country.
Located 7km from Clane and Kilcock and 6km from the M4, the property is at the heart of Kildare's equestrian country.
Andrew Nolan of Goff's describes Loughtown as a wonderful farm with a fantastic ambience.
"It is on the best of limestone land ideal for horses," Mr Nolan said.
The holding is laid out in 20 divisions ranging from stallion paddocks and nursery paddocks to summer grazing paddocks. The entire property is fenced with stud rail fencing backed by hedgerows and set on beautiful parkland dotted with magnificent trees, some of which are 100 years old.
The farm is divided into two equal divisions by a country road that gives extensive road frontage. While on one side of the road the land includes the house and main yard, the other side has an American style barn providing some of the stabling.