The former Wimborne Farm in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky has been sold.
Directly adjoining Claiborne and Rosecrest Farms on the Winchester Road, the property is only three miles outside of downtown Paris. Purchased at auction in 2002 for $2,150/acre, the farm's 2016 sale price was appx. $7,924/acre.
“The land had been cleared, and the soils were very good, but the location is unparalleled,” said Kirkpatrick & Co. President Zach Davis, who represented the seller. “We were very happy with the transaction, which achieved the year's highest per-acre sales price in Bourbon County of comparable farms.”
Excellent soils, such as Bluegrass Maury, Lowell-Bluegrass and Lowell-Faywood silt loams, contributed to Wimborne's numerous winners over the years. Additional neighboring nurseries include Darley Stonerside, Siena and Stone Farms.
The stallion Lord at War and the La Troienne-line mare Lady Winborne, out of Secretariat, are both buried on the property. Bill Bell of Justice Real Estate represented the Buyer.
“This farm has tremendous potential for continued success,” Davis said. “Certainly the Buyer can anticipate great production in the years to come.”
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