Gazeley land comes on the market
A 395-ACRE plot of land at Gazeley near Newmarket owned by Plantation Stud has been put on the market.
The site was originally purchased by Plantation Stud owners Dermot and Perle O'Rourke to expand their breeding operation, which, besides the main site in Newmarket, also includes Silver Springs Stud in Kentucky and properties in Ireland and Yorkshire.
In July they were granted planning permission on the site to build a new stud farm including 66 stables arranged in five yards with foaling units and staff accommodation.
It is being marketed by Bryant Land & Property with a guide price inviting offers in excess of £3.3m.
Property developer and former Irish National Stud director Dermot O'Rourke purchased Plantation Stud in 2005.
The stud was the base for Lord Howard de Walden's prestigious breeding operation, which produced the likes of Diesis, Grand Lodge, Kris, Pursuit Of Love and Slip Anchor.
It now stands Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Araafa, whose first crop of two-year-olds run this year.