Sunday September 27, 2020

Coolmore loses latest round in fight against mining giant

The bloodstock empire wants to block a mine expansion next to its Australian stud farm.

3rd August, 2014
Fastnet Rock: one of the top horses to visit Coolmore's Hunter Valley stud.

Coolmore, the bloodstock empire controlled by the tycoon John Magnier, has suffered a blow in its battle to prevent one of the world’s largest mining companies from developing a massive open-cut mine just 500 yards from its Marquee stud farm in Australia.

The planning department in New South Wales has controversially rowed in behind plans by mining giant Anglo American to expand its interests in the Hunter Valley, despite strenuous objections by Coolmore and...

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