Reigns to thoroughbred ranch up for grabs
Expressions of interest closed this week for one of Victoria's most prestigious farms - a sprawling, Arizona-ranch style estate - in Victoria's thoroughbred heartland.
The spectacular Shadow Creek on McKenzie Road in Seymour is owned by transport mogul Douglas Kefford, who sold his bus company to Cabcharge Australia for $150 million and is recognised for his charity work.
The estate, which carried price hopes above $10 million, has a five-bedroom mansion with a lift, framing views of the Strathbogie Ranges. The lavish homestead looms large on the journey up the grand driveway.
The 538-hectare property has fencing, a water system, pastures and yards in impeccable condition, making it suitable for bloodstock.
Mr Kefford has used his enormous rural retreat for growing and trading cattle and a new owner could retain the property as a cattle farm or equine stud.
Agent Sam Triggs, from Inglis Rural Property, said he has received interest from Melbourne-based parties and some inquiries from international prospective buyers, particularly in Asia.
Abercromby's Coast and Country are sharing the listing with Inglis.