Famous racing yard up for sale

PUBLISHED: 12:19 20 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:10 20 February 2013

Famous racing yard up for sale

Famous racing yard up for sale

The Valley of the Racehorse community will be waiting to see what happens next following confirmation that one of the most famous 'Millionaires Row' training yards in Upper Lambourn is up for sale.

JMH, headed by former BP executive Dr. Jim Hay invested an estimated 4.4 million in purchasing the Uplands Estate in 2005. Uplands Racing, a joint venture between Uplands Acquisitions and JS Moore Racing, was formed, but in July this year trainer Stan Moore confirmed he was moving out of the historic base after a business split with Jim Hay.

Knight Frank and Savills have been instructed on the sale of the 233 acre yard as a whole at a guide price of 4 million, or in three lots. Uplands has been the base for successful trainers including Fred Winter, who trained several Gold Cup winners from there.

It includes a six bedroom Grade II listed Georgian farm house, a trainers house, offices, equine swimming pool complex, stabling for 80 horses, three indoor horse walkers, large sand lunge ring, indoor school, two all-weather private gallops, a canter track, schooling grounds, 86 acres of railed turnout paddocks and staff accommodation.

Rupert Sweeting of Knight Frank said: "Its an historic property that should find a trainer of international repute or be of interest to a stud looking for a stallion or broodmare base."

Richard Binning of Savills added: "The attraction of Uplands is that it really is the complete package and has been developed and expanded to a high standard, ready for someone to move into and hopefully train the next big winner."

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