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Broadfield Stud sold to Irish purchaser

BROADFIELD and Owenstown Stud near Naas, which was owned by Averil Whitehead, the breeder of Indian Ridge, until her death in February, is likely to remain in Irish ownership after changing hands at auction yesterday.

The 147-acre stud initially failed to sell when bidding stopped at €2.75 million during the auction, which was conducted at Lawlors Hotel in Naas by Goffs Country.

However, Andrew Nolan of Goffs Country later confirmed that it had been sold in a private transaction "at its market value" to an undisclosed Irish-based client.

"We had a packed auction room and there was interest from a lot of places, including a few representatives for overseas clients," said Nolan. "We were pleased with the price and feel that it was well received in the current market."




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