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Sanan Offers Padua Florida For US$30m Sale
Leading US owner-breeder Satish Sanan "has put his Padua Stables in Ocala in Florida on the market for an asking price of more than US$30 million," reported racingpost.co.uk. The 770-acre property includes a training centre, 6-furlongs dirt track, 8-furlongs grass gallop, 4 barns containing 96 boxes, a comprehensive breeding operation with capacity for 10 stallions & 150 mares, as well as a mansion that overlooks nearby lakes, a guest house, 12 houses for managers & staff, plus further accommodation for 48 employees. Estate agent George Windsor Clive declared: "This is undoubtedly Ocala's prime stud farm & as such must merit attention from the major bloodstock owners. The increase of polo, dressage & show-jumping in Florida could result in this becoming the centre for all types of horses." Sanan (who bought the farm in 1998 & has since developed it) has moved his major bloodstock interests to Kentucky, "in part to focus more intensely on the racing operation". Padua has been home to 6 stallions (Delaware Township, Exchange Rate, Proud Accolade, Snow Ridge, Vindication & Yes It's True) & its training centre has produced US Gr1 Breeders' Cup winners Cajun Beat (2003 Sprint), Cash Run (1999 Juvenile Fillies), Orientate (2002 Sprint) & Vindication (2002 Juvenile).