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As seen in the Source link, written by realestate.com.au on 2019-11-03 00:00:00

The first Tuesday in November is the day that stops the nation, but there are some people who live and breath an equestrian way of life every day of the year.

Earlier this month a former ‘jockey gym’ in Footscray hit the market, just down the road from the revered Flemington Racecourse where Australia’s most famous horse race is run every year. The otherwise unassuming suburban home on Smith St was a space for jockeys to stay and train in before and after big local meets.

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It might look like an everyday home, but this Footscray property was once a jockey’s training crash pad. Picture: Supplied

According to the current owner, much of its original kitsch charm remains; from the tiger print wallpaper to the downstairs sauna.

“Jockeys would shed off their last few kilos in the sauna and sweat box because competing,” Katrina Watson, who grew up in the house, told News Corp.

This week a grand coastal estate south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula has hit the market and has plenty of room for equine residents.

The glamorous Flinders homestead is a contemporary country mansion with state of the art stables, paddocks, stock yards, hay shedding and even an olive grove.

Just in time for Melbourne Cup there is a stable of homes currently on the market that would be a winner for any horse lover.

On the site of the former Inglis Stables, this brand new top floor apartment is steeped in horse history. Picture: Supplied

On the site of the former Inglis Stables, this brand new top floor apartment is steeped in horse history. Picture: Supplied

Randwick, NSW

Price: $2.6 million

Built on the former site of Inglis Stables, Newmarket is a brand new apartment complex in the heart of Sydney’s eastern suburbs. This top floor apartment is a crown atop the trophy block designed by winning architecture firm Bates Smart. It features a large wraparound terrace with water views, three bedrooms and two secure parking spaces.

APRIL 24, 2000 : Strapper Nick LeRoux with bay filly yearling (lot 437) at Newmarket Stables in Kensington. Pic Bob Finlayson.
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The Newmarket Stables in Kensington have been converted into a brand new apartment complex. Picture: Bob Finlayson

On the historic site the Big Stable, which featured in the film Phar Lap will become a public space while there is also a new retail and dining precinct. The property is also within trotting distance of Prince of Wales Hospital, University of NSW and Randwick Racecourse.

The Newmarket Stables featured in the movie made about the legendary Phar Lap.

Ascot, Victoria

Price: $400,000

It might not look like much on the surface, but this quirky listing was once home to Bunratty Castle, the horse who won the 1968 Caulfield Cup.

This quirky listing was once home to Bunratty Castle, the horse who won the 1968 Caulfield Cup. Picture: Supplied

This Ascot house was once home to Caulfield Cup winner Bunratty Castle. Picture: Supplied

Located on Wynnes Lane, named after horse trainer Kevin Wynne, the property features an original two-bedroom house, 17 stables and yards, a round exercise yard all on a 10,000sq m site which backs onto a state forest.

Old school stables in Ascot Victoria. Real estate use only. Picture: Supplied

Old school stables in Ascot, Victoria. Picture: Supplied

It’s all just a quick canter from Bendigo Racecourse. And of course, in Ascot boasts one of the most revered names in racing.

Flinders, Victoria

Price: $16.5 million and $18 million

This large lifestyle acreage residence measures more than 20ha, with an additional expanse of common native bush land reserve next door as well as sweeping ocean views.

The property features an infinity pool, rolling paddocks and water views. Picture: Supplied

This Flinders property features an infinity pool, rolling paddocks and water views. Picture: Supplied

It also features top notch stables. Picture: Supplied

It also features top notch stables. Picture: Supplied

There is room for a number of horses in the modern stables and space for them to be ridden on the private property and out to the beach. Inside, the home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and hydronic floor heating under hoof.

Footscray, Victoria

Price: $1.3 million to $1.4 million

It may have an urban address with no room for horses to call it home, but this inner city pad has close ties to the racing world. This unique three-bedroom house just minutes from Flemington Racecourse in Footscray was once a jockey training gym.

All the original 1970s finishes remain intact including tiger print wallpaper. Picture: Supplied

All the original 1970s finishes remain intact including tiger print wallpaper. Picture: Supplied

Jockey sauna at 17 Smith Crescent, Footscray, Vic 3011. Picture: Supplied

You could own your own jockey sauna. Picture: Supplied

Past competing riders would stay at the property before taking to the track. It features a spa, sauna, sweat box and flotation tank, which are all still in working order and there is a gym that was used as a weights room.

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