Ocala Jockey Club, a gated equestrian retreat situated on 922 acres of picturesque countryside, has sold for $10.5 million. Income-producing townhomes were also part of the transaction, bringing the total sale price to $12,822,500. Located at 8720 West Highway 318, this one-of-a-kind property was marketed exclusively by Tasha Osbourne of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Southeast Orlando office in cooperation with David Welles, P.A. of Equestrian Sotheby’s International Realty of Wellington, Florida.
Steeped in thoroughbred tradition, the magnificent property is a horse lover’s paradise — complete with a 5/8 mile training track and extensive trail system; seven barns, paddocks and grass arenas; and a 10,125-square-foot clubhouse that can be rented for special events or transformed into a luxury estate home.
With 1.5 miles of frontage on a quiet country road, Ocala Country Club is set back on a secluded expanse of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds and stunning countryside. The site of many equestrian events over the years, it is the only venue in the southeastern United States to serve as a qualifier for the Olympic games. A haven for raising and conditioning champions, the facilities offer full training services for thoroughbreds in all stages of their careers.
The clubhouse, which serves as an enchanting wedding and special events venue, features a chef’s kitchen, large copper fireplace and meeting rooms. Boasting the second-highest elevation in Florida, it showcases breathtaking views of the farm and spectacular sunsets.
“The significant sale price of this extraordinary property demonstrates the high demand we are seeing for equestrian real estate in Central Florida. The abundance of acreage and established horse facilities truly offer the ultimate equestrian lifestyle experience.” – Tasha Osbourne, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.