HORSE trainers take note — there’s something special about the recently listed 4.8-hectare (12-acre) property at 481 Dalvui Lane, Terang.
The home was built on the success of pacing champion Gammalite, which was the first standardbred to win $1 million in Australia.
The notable Terang property was established by the chestnut stallion’s owners/trainers Leo and Maureen O’Connor and their adult children are now selling it to finalise the estate.
Leo and Maureen’s son and Corangamite Shire mayor Chris O’Connor said the property was currently the training base for the successful Spot Ona Shadow, a top-rated two-year-old pacer.
“There might be something in the water,” he said.
Located on the outskirts of Terang, the three-bedroom home is set in an established garden setting with substantial shedding.
“It’s a nice double-storey home and is well-appointed with very good equine facilities, including stables and paddocks with shelters,” Cr O’Connor said.
Gammalite is regarded as one of Australia’s most successful pacers, winning 94 races including 16 group 1 contests.
He also won two Inter Dominion grand finals, Australia’s premier harness racing event.
“The Inter Dominion is like the Melbourne Cup of harness racing,” Cr O’Connor said.
While the O’Connor family is sad to see the property go on the market, family members are hopeful it will be used for equine pursuits.
“It’s got great memories for our family,” Cr O’Connor said. “We would love to see it go to a horse person.”
Expressions of interest for the property close on February 24 at 2pm.