Historic Normandy stud farm with château comes to market

The prestigious 325-hectare French estate, which has been under the ownership of the Niarchos family for over 40 years, comprises three main residences and 325 hectares of grazing, woodlands and park lands

Champion horses that have passed through the stud at Fresnay-le-Buffard, Lower Normandy, include Irish-bred Sulamani and his sire Hernando

One of the world’s most famous and historic stud farms, located in the heart of Lower Normandy’s breeding and horse racing region, has been placed on the market by the Niarchos family for an undisclosed sum. It is listed in Ireland with Jordan Auctioneers in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Haras de Fresnay-le Buffard has been under the stewardship of the family for the past 43 years since its purchase in 1979 by the late Greek shipping ...