Tawrrific sale: Stud linked to 1989 Melbourne Cup winner sells


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Ridgeview Park in Muskerry has sold in a secretive deal and has past connections to Robert Holmes à Court and Melbourne Cup winner Tawrrific.

A regional Victoria horse stud with connections to Melbourne Cup winner Tawrrific and billionaire businessman Robert Holmes à Court has changed hands in a secretive sale.

Ridgeview Park at 565 Muskerry Rd, Muskerry sold for an undisclosed figure late last month.

The 104ha property was listed with hopes to rein in a buyer north of $900,000, but real estate agents from Pat Rice & Hawkins as well as Ruralco Property who worked on the deal were unable to comment on the price, purchaser or any other details.

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CoreLogic records show a deal was concluded on August 28, a week after offers were due on August 21.

The property includes stabling for 19 horses.

It also has access to a good water supply.

Vendors Fiona and Phil Sloane bred several winners at the property including One More Honey, which claimed a Boxing Day victory at Royal Randwick in 2016.

Tawrrific won the 1989 Melbourne Cup and stayed at the property under the prior owners who operated it as Sanctuary Lodge.

The operators residence on the property comes with a pool.

An attractive interior includes a striking kitchen.

Ms Sloane previously told the Herald Sun that Holmes à Court had stationed horses at the property under an earlier operator.

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“I know he had a connection with the property, whether that was because he had mares here or stallions here, I’m not 100 per cent,” she said.

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