Impressive stud farm with pristine Georgian house a breed apart

Knocktoran Stud in Kilkmallock in the heart of horse-breeding turf comes with four residential properties attached, including the main house and is guiding €3.7m or it can be bought in separate lots

Knocktoran Stud in Kilkmallock is a handsome 251 acre working stud farm

Despite the adrenaline rush of crossing the finish line first and the glamour associated with entry to the winner’s enclosure, the life of a successful thoroughbred horse breeder is hard won.

It’s probably better described as more of a lifestyle than a career. There’s no clocking in or out, no fixed start or end point, and a broad knowledge of everything from horse husbandry to hedging and veterinary medicine to mucking out is required.

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