April 4, 2014 6:50 pm

Odds-on favourites: homes for horseracing fans

From an English manor house close to Aintree, home of the Grand National, to an equestrian estate in upstate New York
A 12-bedroom property

Equestrian estate, Santa Maria, Mallorca, Spain, €12.5m

Where In Santa Maria, an area of central Mallorca, 19km from the island’s capital, Palma de Mallorca, and its international airport.

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What A 12-bedroom, six-bathroom property built in 2001 and divided into three parts: the main residence, the stable wing, and a separate apartment for guests or staff. The property comes with a gym, spa area and indoor pool and is set in more than six acres of land, featuring a lake and gardens.

What The house is a short drive from the Hipòdrom Son Pardo, one of the most popular racetracks in Mallorca. The venue is known for hosting races where the horses pull a two-wheeled lightweight cart or “sulky”, which the jockey sits in and steers.

Who Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty, mallorca-sothebysrealty.com, tel:+34 971 721 000

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A five-bedroom neo-Georgian house

Stone Bridge Farms, 125 Sherman Lane, New York, US, $13.5m

Where In Northumberland, upstate New York, 15 miles from the town of Saratoga Springs and 40 miles from Albany international airport.

What A five-bedroom, five-bathroom neo-Georgian house with just under 6,000 sq ft of interior living space. There is also a three-bedroom guest house, a three-bedroom cottage and extensive equestrian facilities, set in 92 acres of land.

Why The property is a 15-minute drive from the 50,000 capacity Saratoga Race Course, which dates to 1847 and is one of the US’s oldest sports venues.

Who Halstead Property, halstead.com, tel: +1 212 396 8217

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A grade II*listed manor house

Prescot Road, Aughton, Lancashire, UK, £2.5m

Where In the market town of Ormskirk in west Lancashire, 12 miles from Liverpool city centre and 22 miles from John Lennon international airport.

What An Grade II*-listed manor house dating to the 16th century with eight bedrooms and five reception rooms. Within the five acres of grounds, there is a two-bedroom lodge, an all-weather tennis court and a Victorian walled garden, as well as stables, barns, garaging and a private boating lake.

Why The house is a 15-minute drive from Aintree Racecourse, home of the Grand National steeplechase, which takes place this weekend.

Who Savills, savills.com, tel: +44 20 7016 3780

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A three-bedroom apartment

Porte de la Muette, Paris, France, €9m

Where Near the Porte de la Muette in Paris’s 16 Arrondissement, 7km from the centre of Paris and 28km from Charles de Gaulle airport.

What A three-bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of a period building with more than 450 sq metres of interior living space. Features include a gym and a Turkish bath.

Why The apartment is a five-minute drive, via the Bois de Boulogne, from Longchamps Racecourse. Dating back to 1853, Longchamps hosts one of the highlights of the French racing calendar, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Who John Taylor, john-taylor.com, tel: +33 1 80 18 79 40

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A three-bedroom penthouse apartment

The Ruhlmann penthouse, Charters Court, Sunninghill Ascot, UK, £3.95m

Where In the village of Sunninghill, 28 miles from central London and 11 miles from Heathrow airport.

What A three-bedroom penthouse apartment on the top floor of the Charters development, a former Grade-II listed art-deco estate. Facilities include a 24-hour concierge, pool and gym.

Why The apartment is three miles from Ascot Racecourse, home of the Royal Ascot meeting attended by the Queen.

Who Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 1344 624 732

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