Slice of horse heaven for sale in Florida

An aerial view of Padua
Aerial view of Padua

Is your own horse property no longer cutting it? Perhaps it’s time to break out the chequebook and upgrade to one of the most pristine equine estates in the world.

Padua Stables, the 763-acre Florida property developed and owned by the prominent thoroughbred owner and breeder Satish Sanan, will be auctioned onsite on May 31.

The property, accessed through one of four decorative, gated entries, features an 8000 square foot main residence, with a large, open floor plan designed for entertaining, and a pool and patio overlooking the largest lake on the property.

The eight-bedroom and 5.5-bathroom estate is only the beginning of what the scenic and detailed property has to offer.

The horses live as comfortably and extravagantly as the guests, with equestrian facilities that include 11 premier barns with 202 stalls.

The three-quarter-mile dirt track and one-mile turf track were each designed by Dennis Moore of Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Remington, Sam Houston, Lone Star and Ruidoso fame.

There are numerous covered hot walkers and round pens, a stallion breeding complex, training facility and a broodmare/foaling operation.

The main executive office building occupies 5200 square feet. The office includes everything from a conference room, lounge and private offices to a wet bar, full-service kitchen, fireplace and a view of Lake Lotus.

The estate also offers excellent private housing for guests, managers and staff.

In all, there are 13 residences, along with a 7000 square-foot dormitory with 22 rooms.

No detail has been overlooked, it seems. It has underground utilities, three maintenance buildings and three greenhouses used solely for maintaining the property’s elaborate landscaping,

The facility is available in two tracts or as an entirety, the J.P. King Auction Company, which has the listing, says.

Sanan began developing Padua Stables in 1998.

He toured racing stables around the United States and Europe to ensure he created a state-of-the-art facility.

He has spent the years since developing it into a world-class location and an ideal setting for developing champion horses.

Its impressive and meticulously-kept grounds are evidence of Sanan’s philosophy from the beginning, to ensure that the horses were in the best environment possible.

Before deciding to move his operation to Kentucky in 2007, Sanan had invested nearly $US30 million into Padua Stables.

Before listing with high-value property specialists J.P. King, Padua Stables was available for purchase through traditional real estate methods for three years.

Sanan said: “Over the years, Padua has evolved into a high-end breed-to-race operation. Rather than buying horses at the auctions, we breed most of the horses we race.

“We were shipping our high-end mares from Florida to Kentucky and back every year, and it didn’t make financial sense anymore. So we decided to transition our operations to Kentucky and purchased a farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

“It’s a shame, because we put our heart and soul and a lot of capital into the farm in Florida, but it’s the best thing for our business to do.”

While training horses at Padua, Sanan has produced multiple Graded Stakes winners and Breeder’s Cup champions.

The estate occupies about 763 acres of rolling countryside near Ocala. It is extensively landscaped, surrounded by meticulously kept walls and fencing.


The listing can be found here.

For additional information, individuals may contact J.P. King at 800.558.5464 or visit the company’s website at

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