Racing NSW buy Bart Cummings’ Castlereagh property Princes Farm

Racing NSW buy Bart Cummings’ Castlereagh property Princes Farm
Racing NSW buy Bart Cummings’ Castlereagh property Princes Farm

Racing NSW has purchased the historic Castlereagh home of the legendary trainer Bart Cummings.

The approximately 137-acre property near Windsor/Richmond in the Sydney Basin has been owned by the Cummings family for three generations.

The farm featured three houses, including a homestead, an office, three stables, irrigation infrastructure, as well as shedding, grain storage, 67 day yards, round yards and a 1000 metre sand-based exercise track.

Cummings, who passed away in 2015, is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest ever race horse trainers and is particularly noted for training 12 Melbourne Cup winners.

Inglis Rural Property agent Sam Triggs marketed the property to domestic and international thoroughbred groups, including high profile trainers and breeders.

Racing NSW Chairman, Russell Balding, said the purchase will be a valuable asset to the horse racing industry.

“Naturally we sought to keep this historic property in the industry’s ownership,” he said.

“It has enormous opportunity for the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Industry including the establishment of a Racing Academy which will not only be used for the training of jockeys, trackwork riders, stablehands but for all racings workforce.

“In particular it will be used as an educational facility for Stewards.

“The property will also be used as the show piece for the Horse Rehabilitation Program and for a Quarantine Station.”

The group indicated they would consider changing the name of the property to the Bart Cummings Farm.

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