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Backed a winner? Where to spend those magic millions

first_imgThere are multiple residences. 1227 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera has a $1.8 million price tag.A stable investmentGiven the name ‘Tall Trees’, this Tallebudgera Creek estate offers the ‘mane’ features for horse lovers.The sprawling valley property offers an impressive stables complex including piped water troughs, tack room, feed storage area, float storage and wash down bay. 35 Bignells Rd, Maudsland is on the market for $1.35 million. GIDDY-UP! Amid all the action of the 2018 Magic Millions, here’s something for the property punters — the hottest equestrian estates on the market.IT’s that time of the year on the Gold Coast when horse racing sales rival real estate.Amid all the action of the 2018 Magic Millions, here’s something for the property punters — the hottest horse-friendly homes and equestrian estates on the market. Cosy, country style.There’s also a formal-style brick shed with interior vintage pendant lighting and kitchenette, that has been used for chic rural weddings.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe best neighbourhoodHorse racing enthusiasts couldn’t ask for a better neighbour than this.This gorgeous remodelled modern farmhouse property is next door to the world-class Aquis thoroughbred breeding facility at Biddaddaba.There were 15 lots by Aquis farm stallions at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, and Aquis-owned filly Sunlight is one to watch tomorrow, running for a ladies syndicate (headed by Aquis Farm’s Mrs Fung) in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic.If that inspires you to launch your own thoroughbred stud, there’s 66 hectares of land, including 10 cleared hectares, a shed, two dams, a dressage circle and horse trails on your private property. The gorgeous living area.The residence tops it all off — the vendors have painstakingly renovated the old building into a modern cottage complete with pool, gourmet kitchen, fireplace and al fresco area.Not foal’s goldWith a price tag that’s cracked the magic million, this statuesque house with a touch of country Hamptons has the bones of an equestrian property. The residence overlooks your own dam, land and pool, while the large titan shed could be converted to stables or a tack room. The gourmet kitchen features country Hamptons style. 30-32 Maryland Avenue, Carrara encompasses cleared land for horses.center_img A water tank takes pride of place as a pantry.With polished floorboards, breezeways and a standout water tank walk-in pantry, the residence embodies the rural lifestyle, with a contemporary twist on country.But hold your horses! The property is currently under contract.The dark horseBuck the trend of equestrian properties on the Hinterland side of the highway with this riverfront acreage in Carrara.Set on the beach side of the M1, the sprawling address includes a reappointed main residence, smaller cottage and two titles with plenty of cleared land for horses and offers 200 degree views of the river and skyline on 75 metres of river frontage. 305 Biddaddaba Creek Rd, Biddaddaba is on the market for $1.85 million. 1115 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. The estate offers a dam and covered paddock stalls.There’s also a dam, three covered paddock stalls and shady round-yard.With two residences — ‘The Homestead’ and a one-bedroom cottage — it has the potential for a business/lifestyle opportunity.Linked by winding pathways and expansive green spaces, other estate buildings include a single bedroom guest/teen retreat with bathroom, a centrally located extensive games/entertainment building and wine cellar,” the listing states. Bonus points for the equine-inspired artwork. Hit the hay in style Just a short ride from the popular public equestrian arena at George Dacca Bramley Park is this iconic, architect designed home.The property features a concrete caravan/horse float pad the land is a combination pf cleared space suitable for horses, natural bush and meandering nature trails. The main house has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.last_img read more

Ogier closes in on title

first_imgSebastien Ogier moved a step closer to defending his World Rally title on Sunday as Volkswagen secured the manufacturers’ title with a podium clean sweep at Rally Australia. It was Ogier’s 22nd career win – his sixth of the season – and extended his advantage over team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala to 51 points with three rounds of the championship remaining. The 30-year-old Frenchman headed into the final day with an 11.8-seconds advantage and won SS16 and SS18 to hold off Latvala by 6.8secs in New South Wales, with Andreas Mikkelsen completing the top three a further 1min 11.2secs adrift. Ogier, who could clinch the crown at his home rally in the Alsace region of France next month, acknowledged his win had not been as comprehensive as he managed last year but said he was just happy to have got the job done. “This year it wasn’t possible to have that. Jari-Matti was strong but today I knew that without mistakes I would be okay,” he said on www.wrc.com. “I tried to stay concentrated, pushing when it was clean and being more cautious in the tricky parts. It wasn’t a big winning margin, but enough to win the rally and another crucial step towards winning the title.” Latvala had held a narrow lead after Saturday morning’s opening loop, but was left to rue his tyre choice on Saturday afternoon when the forecast rain failed to materialise, and appeared resigned to missing out on the title after Ogier’s latest victory. “It has been a great fight, a really great fight. I enjoyed it a lot,” the 29-year-old Finn said. “But of course I am annoyed about Saturday’s wrong tyre choice – that is where I lost it. “Overall, though, a good event – these are the sort of results I need to have if I am going to win the title myself one day.” Norway’s Mikkelsen edged Northern Irishman Kris Meeke (Citroen DS3) for third place, with Finland’s Mikko Hirvonen ( Ford Fiesta RS) fifth and New Zealander Hayden Paddon (Hyundai i20) a career-best sixth. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more