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“Lord Ben Farm” Cobbitty, NSW Training – Pre Training – Agistment - Breeding Thoroughbred enterprise – Private 1,600m track Executive Summary: Excellent location – under 1 hour Sydney CBD, even less to all metropolitan race tracks. Close to Campbelltown, Penrith, Camden and Narellan Substantial horse facilities to include – 3 large stable complexes, 1600m training track fitted with sprinkler system, 1400m interior track, dressage arena, indoor round yard, 2 separate round yards, power driven 9 horse walker, expansive machinery shed. Sensibly sub-divided for a large scale horse operation – sub-divided into 10 day yards, 42 spelling paddocks with shelters and waterers and 13 larger paddocks. Pumping system draws water from the Nepean River for stock and domestic purposes. Ample management and staff accommodation - including 2 residences, large apartment block comprising 4 separate units, in ground solar heated salt water pool. Additional adjoining 40 ha – 100 acres of very productive and attractive country available. Thoroughbred properties located near Sydney of this size and scale are rarely available for sale. “Lord Ben Farm” offers a substantial stable complex, ample and spacious horse paddocks, staff residences, private training track, water security and room for further development.

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“Lord Ben Farm” Cobbitty, NSW

Location:

“Lord Ben Farm” is ideally situated for the training, pre-training and agistment of horses. Easy access to the Hume Freeway, M4, M5 and M7 motorways allows comfortable driving time to all major metropolitan and regional race tracks. Entry to “Lord Ben Farm” is by a registered easement from Cut Hill Road, Cobbitty in the south and Wolstenholme Ave, Greendale in the north. The property adjoins the Gulguer State Forest along the entire western boundary. In close proximity is Bents Basin State Reserve, a bushland park and wonderful natural lagoon which is a tourist and recreational haven for a large number of visitors.

Area:

Approx 112 ha – 276 acres.

Overview:

“Lord Ben Farm” is owned by Professor Jack Richardson and Mrs Grace Richardson. The principal business in recent years has been spelling, breaking and pre-training of thoroughbred horses. Other activities include the breeding of Appaloosa and Quarter Horses, for which the Farm has achieved notable success, and the raising of cattle. The owners now wish to retire from active business and for this reason they have decided to submit the Farm for sale. “Lord Ben Farm” is entered in the south from Cut Hill Road, Cobbitty. It also has entry in the north from Wolstenholme Avenue, Greendale. This gives the Farm easy access to the M4, M5, Camden Valley Way, The Northern Road and the Hume Highway. It is within 60 kms of the Sydney Central Business District. “Lord Ben Farm” is a highly developed property. It comprises approximately 112 ha – 276 acres most of which are commercially usable and consist of fertile soils and pastures. “Lord Ben Farm” has a set of dams which ensures water security even in the driest of seasons. Water is also accessed from the Nepean River and an extensive underground watering system extends to most of the property. The entire western boundary is the Gulguer State Forest. Most of the property is situated in the Liverpool Municipality. The remainder (8ha)

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Overview Cont’d:

is within the Camden Council Area. The Farm is zoned rural 1 (a). The owners have been careful to preserve “Lord Ben Farm” natural features which complement its unique and picturesque setting. Adjoining “Lord Ben Farm” at the northern boundary there is a separate block of approximately 40 ha – 100 acres, which abuts Bents Basin State Reserve with entry from Wolstenholme Avenue, Greendale. It consists of open grazing land with quality soil and is watered by large scenic dams. The block is of unmatched charm in an area well known and sought after for its attractiveness. It has been part of “Lord Ben Farm” and is zoned rural 1 (a). The necessary survey and access works have been completed and the successful purchaser of “Lord Ben Farm” will have the option to purchase this parcel of land. Sub-division will be finalised in April.

Rates and Permits: Council:

Liverpool Council Rates 2008 - 2009 $6,470.47 Camden Council Rates 2008 - 2009 $1,760.10 N.B: The above rates also include the 40 ha – 100 acre parcel of land which is available for private sale.

Rural Lands Protection Board:

Cumberland Livestock, Health and Pest Authority

Title Particulars: Certificate of Title Lot

Deposited Plan 582023

Part Lot 2 Parish of

Cook

County of

Cumberland

NB: The above title particulars are provided only as a guide. The property is being sold as per the contract of sale. Zoning:

The property is zoned Rural 1 (a).

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“Lord Ben Farm” Cobbitty, NSW

Services:

“Lord Ben Farm” is located near the business centres of Narellan and Campbelltown. Both centres offer excellent business services and facilities, agricultural supplies, educational and health services. The region is well serviced by sporting and recreational clubs including the Narellan Golf Club which is easily accessible. Other sports clubs within the area include: Camden Netball Association, Macarthur Regional Hockey Complex and the Narellan Jets Rugby League Football Club and other golf clubs.

Airports:

A bonus for clients and visitors to “Lord Ben Farm” is Sydney’s domestic and international airports are both comfortably under a 1 hour drive from the property.

Educational Facilities:

The very prestigious Macarthur Anglican School is also located in Cobbitty. Situated on an extensive 120 acre rural site, the school is highly regarded for delivering exceptional educational facilities including a music education program as well as an international student exchange program.

Location & Surrounding Districts:

The village of Cobbitty is situated in close proximity to the town of Camden, southwest of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Settlement began in the early 1800s following the establishment of John Macarthur's Camden Park Estate nearby. The area is mostly farmland and location of an agricultural branch of Sydney University. At the southern end of the region, bordering the Nepean River is Camden Airport, a popular site for gliding and skydiving. Cobbitty Road is home to "Cobbitty Primary School," a general store, a small cafe as well as the popular "Teen Ranch." The first Saturday of each month brings the Cobbitty Village Markets, where you can experience a true country market, with food stalls and arts and crafts. The area is peaceful with views towards Camden. Cobbitty has its own winery, Cobbitty Wines, located at the end of Cobbitty Road, just before Werombi Road.

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“Lord Ben Farm” Cobbitty, NSW

Property Description:

“Lord Ben Farm” is situated in the picturesque Cobbitty district with the area having been long regarded as excellent country for horse enterprises. The property is at the end of a road and therefore enjoys privacy and protection for the valuable stock. The soil types are highly fertile loams, while the topography is gently rolling. The Gulguer State Forest which runs along the western boundary provides wind protection and a scenic backdrop. Tree lined laneways and fence lines further complement the setting and presentation. There are horse shelters in all paddocks.

Horse Operation:

“Lord Ben Farm” has enjoyed a successful reputation for breaking, pretraining and agistment of race horses. There are 10 large paddocks available for agistment, the approximate number of horses they can carry without hard feed depends on seasonal conditions and sound farming practices. The owners estimate these as follows:

Spelling Paddocks:

Paddock Creek River Waterhole Track Driveway Bend Dressage Long Flats Opposite 60 Pump House

No. of horses 8-12 5-8 10-15 12-15 6-9 4-6 7-10 5-8 4-5 6-8

Total

67-96.

There are 25 pastured spelling paddocks of varying size, fully fenced and with shelters and automatic watering. They mostly carry race spellers, mares and foals or show horses which are hard fed once or twice daily depending on their requirements. The owners estimate the carrying capacity to be as follows:

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“Lord Ben Farm” Cobbitty, NSW

Spelling Paddocks (Cont’d): Paddock Number 1 Number 2 Number 3 Number 4 Number 5 Number 6 Number 7 Number 8 Number 9 Number 10 Number 11 Number 12 Number 13 Number 14 Number 56 Number 57 Number 58 Number 59 Number 60 Number 35 Number 37 Number 38 Forest 2 Total

No. of horses 2-3 1 2-3 1 2 1-2 2-3 2 2 3-4 2 3-4 2-4 3-5 4-6 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-5 2-3 3-5 2-3 4-5 56-80

Other spelling facilities include 3 large paddocks without shelters: Paddock Forest 1 Flats 1 Flats 2 Total

No. of horses 3 2-3 5 10-11

There are 6 small yards with shelters and automatic waterers, each capable of carrying 1 or in some cases 2 horses, and 6 pony yards. Agistment rates begin at $7.00 per day per horse and spelling rates range from $20.00 to $35.00 per day per horse. Stabled horses are charged according to the work they are in e.g.: breaking in, training, showing etc.

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“Lord Ben Farm” Cobbitty, NSW

Training Tracks:

There is a 1,600 metre grass track with an aluminium inside and outside running rail. A second 1,400 metre track is inside the main track.

Cattle:

“Lord Ben Farm” is currently running 40 cattle on the property. If required, that number could easily be increased.

Rainfall:

The average annual rainfall is 750mm – 30”.

Water:

Water for stock and domestic purposes is pumped from the Nepean River via an electric submersible pump and an extensive underground mains system, with hydrants in certain paddocks. Bringelly Creek which meanders through part of the farm and several large drought proof dams provide additional water security. A Deutz diesel engine and pump situated on one of the main farm dams can also be utilised if required.

Fencing:

The fencing on “Lord Ben Farm” ranges from horse fencing through to the more traditional agricultural fencing. The horse paddock fencing is predominately timber posts, plain wires and horse Flexi fence strap on top. The larger paddocks are fenced either using timber and steel posts, a Sighta wire and barbs or timber and steel posts, chain mesh and a Flexi fence wire.

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Improvements: Manager’s Homestead:

The manager’s home is a weatherboard/fibro and galvanised iron roof residence with polished timber floors throughout. The residence is set in a garden surround which is enclosed with a timber post and rail fence. Internally the residence comprises: Master Bedroom - Walk in robe Bedroom - Built in cupboard 2 additional Bedrooms Dining / Family Room - Ceiling fan Lounge Room Kitchen - Electric oven & hot plates - Range hood Bathroom - Shower - Bath - Vanity Separate toilet and basin Office 2nd Bathroom - Shower / Bath - Toilet - Basin Laundry - Toilet Verandah Garden Shed

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Improvements (Cont’d): Staff Residence:

The staff residence is a weatherboard and galvanised iron roof constructed home. Internally there are: 3 x bedrooms - Built in cupboards - Ceiling fans Open plan living and dining area - Ceiling fan Kitchen - Ceiling fan Bathroom - Shower - Bath - Vanity - Toilet Laundry Verandah across front

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Improvements (Cont’d): Staff Quarters:

The staff quarters are an elevated, weatherboard and galvanised iron constructed building, with four units and a spacious wide verandah across the front. An in ground solar heated swimming pool is located in close proximity. 2 x 3 bedroom units - Built in cupboards Dining / Living area - Ceiling fan Kitchen Bathroom - Shower - Bath - Vanity Toilet Laundry 2 x 2 bedroom units - Built in cupboards Open plan living - Ceiling fan Kitchen Bathroom - Shower - Bath - Vanity - Toilet

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Structural Improvements: Main Stables & Round Yard:

Imposing steel framed building with domed roof, is enclosed with galvanised iron. Internally there are: Round sand lunging yard Timber panelled and rubber lined 19 stables - Automatic waterers - Feed bins Tack room Concrete floors and walkways Internal lighting Breezeway joining the second stable block

Stables 2:

Constructed using a steel and timber frame and enclosed with galvanised iron. Internally there are: 11 Stables - Automatic waterers Large track and storage area Work area 2 external wash bays 3 saddling bays 112,500 litre concrete rainwater tank

Stables 3:

Constructed using a steel frame with a galvanised iron roof and sides. Can be refigured to accommodate up to 24 stalls, by using removable panels.

Horse walker:

9 horse compartments. Electric powered.

Round Yard:

Steel frame, timber panelled and rubber belting lined.

Round Yard:

Steel frame, timber panelled lined.

Grain Silo:

Cone bottom silo on concrete pad.

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Structural Improvements (Cont’d): Sawdust Pit:

Besser brick walls and concrete base.

Cattle Yards:

All steel construction, with handling race and loading ramp.

Machinery Shed:

Substantial all steel construction and fully enclosed with galvanised iron with full length internal concrete floor and easy access for large trucks. Sliding doors at either end and sides provide ease of access. A skillion runs the full length of one side while a breezeway connects the building to the main stable complex. Also included in the machinery shed is: Large workshop area with lockable tool cage Halogen exterior spotlights 10,000 gallon – 45,000 litre poly rainwater tank

Dressage Arena:

Open deep sand dressage arena.

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Additional Checklist: Right of ways: No Share farming agreements: No Unpaid fencing with neighbour: No Leases: No Agistment: Vacant possession on settlement Forward produce contracts: No Livestock quarantines: No Weeds orders: No Shared water agreements: No Give & take fencing lines: As per the contract of sale Underground silage: No

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SALES DETAILS:

FOR PRIVATE SALE

Vendor’s Solicitor:

Mr Peter Waight Peter Waight Solicitors 41 Mayo Street Weetangera ACT 2614 Ph: (02) 6254 1841 Fax: (02) 6255 1403 Email: pwaight@grapevine.com.au

Vendor’s Agent: Gary Vouris Belle Property Double Bay 308 – 310 New South Head Road Double Bay NSW 2028 Ph: (02) 8622 5288 Fax: (02) 8622 5200 Mob: 0407 513 032 Email: gary.vouris@belleproperty.co Internet: www.belleproperty.com

Disclaimer:

David Nolan Director Webster Nolan Real Estate Carrington House 596 Crown Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 Ph: (02) 8394 8875 Fax: (02) 9318 0033 Mob: 0447 278 236 Email: david@websternolan.com.au Internet: www.websternolan.com.au

The above information in full and extract form has been furnished to us by the vendor of the property known as ”Lord Ben Farm”. We have not verified whether or not that information is accurate and do not have any belief one way or another in its accuracy. We do not accept any responsibility to any person for its accuracy and do no more than pass it on. All interested parties should make and rely upon their own enquiries in order to determine whether or not this information is, in fact, accurate. The property is being offered for sale as per the Contact for Sale and interested parties should rely on their own legal advice as to the accuracy of the Contract.

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