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Francois and Thierry Doumen

Francois Doumen with son Thierry. His Le Gue property is up for sale

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch  

Goffs to auction historic Loughtown Stud

GOFFS Country, the property arm of the Irish sales house, has been instructed to auction the historic Loughtown Stud in County Kildare.

Loughtown Stud has secured its place in thoroughbred history as the birthplace of Ragusa, winner of the Irish Derby, St Leger, King George and Eclipse, and also for standing Archive, the sire of Arkle, as well as Ballad Rock, Henbit, Larkspur, Raise You Ten and Red God.

The property comprises 171 acres on limestone land, with a ranch-style residence, manager's house, staff accommodation, 54 boxes and a range of outbuildings.

It is billed by Goffs as "one of the finest stud farms to come on to the market this year".

Loughtown Stud, presently owned by Spaniard Felipe Hinojosa, goes under the hammer on Wednesday, June 29, with a guide price of €4.5 million.

Goffs is also selling - not by auction - another property with considerable historical significance to racing.

Legendary French trainer Francois Doumen is selling his training and breeding establishment Le Gué, near Boucé in north-eastern France.

Le Gué, a 250-acre farm, is where Doumen prepared Baracouda, First Gold, Jim And Tonic, Kasbah Bliss and Nupsala for big-race successes.

Le Gué is advertised at a guide price of €4,500,000.

Further details on both properties and video footage is available at





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