Paringa Park was previously an 1100 acre mixed use agricultural farm located in the fertile Goulburn Valley (renowned for being the food bowl of Australia) which practiced fattening lambs, grazing cattle, wheat cropping and a 2000 stone fruit orchard that produced plumbs nectarines and peaches. It has been extensively developed as a thoroughbred stud and agistment farm.
Paringa Park is an exceptional property with unique geographical features. It is surrounded by approximately 8km of water frontage which provides both security and a sense of exclusiveness that very few estates offer. The configuration and abundant availability of water means that the property is protected from extreme weather elements of fire and drought.
Paringa Park has AAA+ sandy loam soil which is evident by the 150 year old river red gum trees throughout the property. It has two water licenses, access to 400 megaliters of water on an annual basis and a water delivery capacity of 2000 megaliters annually. This can be easily increased if desired.
The farm’s capital infrastructure includes:
• A main house
• Manager’s house
• 60 kms of horse fencing which includes post and rail fencing on the major thoroughfares and roadways
• State of the art irrigation system to 410 acres including mutli-speed pumping stations for Boom, Flood and Spray systems
• Central 24 stable horse complex - 60m state of the art steel and timber structure which provides innovative airflow and cooling capabilities for mild climate
• A 10 Horse multi-speed horse walker used for education and preparation of racehorses, 2 year olds, yearlings & weanlings
• Veterinary working facilities that include sheds, horse crush and yards linking to extensive central laneway systems
• 38 post and rail yards strategically located throughout the property to provide working holding and working areas
• 900 Manchurian tree plantations in laneways and between paddocks that provide shade whilst enhancing aesthetic values. A centrally located 8 inch water main that runs throughout the property creates extensive and intensive landscaping capabilities.
Paringa Park is located 1 ½ hrs north of Flemington-Melbourne in the Nagambie Lakes Region. This is an area that has become the centre of thoroughbred breeding and breeding farm activities in Victoria. Paringa Park’s location means it sits within close proximity to arguably the Greatest Racing Carnival on Earth. The Flemington Melbourne Cup Carnival needs no introduction to global equine players. Its four day carnival has set a new benchmark for international race meetings attracting over 400,000 visitors and contributing 600m dollars of economic benefit to the state of Victoria.
Other notable thoroughbred identities in the Nagambie Lakes region include Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Darley Stud and Adam Sangster’s Swettenham Stud. The area is renowned for breeding champion racehorses and the list of honor includes none other than the world’s highest rated champion sprinter BLACK CAVIAR.