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SBD Global/February 5, 2014/Facilities

Melbourne Cup Winner Lloyd Williams To Sell Multimillion-Dollar Macedon Lodge

Four-time Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams will "relocate his multimillion-dollar thoroughbred empire to the Mornington Peninsula and put his racehorse factory at Mount Macedon, Macedon Lodge, up for sale," according to Bartley & Johanson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. However, it seems that the A$20M ($17.9M) price tag placed on the "state-of-the-art racing operation will more than likely only appeal to wealthy Middle Eastern or Asian racing enthusiasts rather than Australians due to the price." The proposed site for Williams' new racing base on the Mornington Peninsula "promises to be just as remarkable in design as his establishment at Mount Macedon." Williams' son, Nick, said that the "nerve center" of the new racing complex will be a "121-hectare property the family owns in Boneo Road, Cape Schanck." Nick Williams said, "Macedon Lodge is a $20 million-plus investment and this will be similar if not more." Apart from a "series of tracks that reach beyond eight kilometres, Macedon Lodge has a range of other state-of-the-art facilities including a 75-metre pool, water-walker and a special lighting set-up for recuperating horses." It is believed to be able to "house more than 100 horses" (SMH, 2/5).
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