Auction Summary

Ocala, FL

Contact Details

Phone: 1-800-558-5464
Fax: 800-707-4204

Pristine World-Class Equestrian Estate on 763+/- Acres, Offered in Two Tracts

Spanning 763+/- acres of rolling countryside in Ocala, Florida, Padua Stables is a prized thoroughbred horse farm and estate. Selling in two tracts, Padua Stables is considered one of the most impressive equestrian facilities in the world. The farm has been the training grounds for numerous Graded Stakes winners and four Breeder’s Cup champions. In addition to superb training facilities, the property features a thrilling 8-bedroom, 5.5-bath estate home, guest home, staff housing, spring-fed ponds, boat dock with lift, and so much more. Padua Stables is the ultimate equestrian estate encompassed by serene, natural beauty and pristine, manicured grounds.

State-of-the-art complexes for training, stallions, mares, foals and yearlings . An upscale executive office complex for daily business operations.

A picturesque and nostalgic estate, Padua Stables features a sprawling landscape surrounded by meticulously kept walls and fencing, and rich with Florida sunshine, granddaddy oaks, limestone, and ponds. 

The world-class equestrian facilities at Padua Stables are unrivaled and ideal for training winners. The property boasts 11 premier barns with 202 stalls, as well as ¾ mile dirt track and 1 mile turf track both designed by Dennis Moore (Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Remington, Sam Houston, Lone Star and Ruidoso). In addition, there are numerous covered hot walkers and round pens, stallion breeding center, training facility, broodmare/foaling operation, and a well established, state-of-the-art executive office complex with luxurious amenities. This turn-key operation offers a 7,000 SF dormitory with 22 rooms and 13 immaculate homes perfect for managers, staff, or guests. Also included are 3 maintenance buildings, hay/feed storage building, and 3 greenhouses that supply flowers for the property’s landscaping. 

The premier equestrian facilities at Padua Stables are ideally suited for training winning thoroughbreds with superb race tracks designed by Dennis Moore and 11 impressive barns.

Overlooking Lake Lotus is a massive 8-bedroom, 5.5 bath home with premier amenities and spacious layout. Occupying three stories, the home includes an attractive master suite, renovated kitchen, formal dining room, library, great room, and more. Ideal for entertaining, the home features a gorgeous pool/spa area and large lanai. The home’s location allows residents and guests to bask in the beauty of the surrounding lake and farm, as well as take advantage of the boat dock and lift on Lake Lotus. Nearby is a very nice and charming 4-bedroom, 4-bath manager’s residence that also overlooks the lake.

Padua Stables is an equestrian enthusiast’s dream estate in the heart of central Florida’s equine country.

A detailed breakdown of all improvements is listed below:



5256 SF Office
Covered entry and patio
Lobby/Reception Area
Lounge/ Meeting room
Large conference room with video conference
9 Private offices with shower in one office
Fireplace in office
Wet bar
Full service kitchen plus a half kitchen
Copy/fax room
Storage and file area
4 Restrooms
Overlooks Lake Lotus


22 (12 ft x 12 ft) stall barn
Incubator (12 ft x 12 ft) stall
Each stall includes: electrical outlets, fan, lights, brass plates at the stall door, matted flooring and wood kick walls over painted CB
Efficiency apartment with full bath
8672 SF
Constructed in 1992 and has undergone complete renovation
CB construction with brick accents on exterior walls
Half Bathroom
Brick paver entrance
Paved drive around perimeter of barn
Decorative cupolas on the barn
Paddocks for this barn include:
1 - 24 Acre paddock
1 - 15 Acre paddock
1 - 4 Acre paddock
1 - 1.7 Acre paddock
1 - 1 Acre paddock
4 - Small turnout paddocks


5-Stall barn
1798 SF
Constructed in1992 and has undergone complete renovation
CBS construction w/ brick pillars and accents and an asphalt shingle roof
Feed room
Storage room
Cupola on barn
Round pen
Paddocks for this barn include:
1 - .7 Acre paddock
1 - 1.7 Acre paddock
1 - 1.0 Acre paddock


10 Stall barn (14 ft x 18 ft) 6456 SF
Cupolas on barn
Brick pavers in barn
2 Wash racks
Foyer with brick pavers
Large storage room
Large waiting room with entertaining kitchen
2 Restrooms - one with a shower
Viewing area for stallions with the lake as the background
Additional entrance in rear of barn for stallion shows
Paddocks for this barn include:
1 - 3.9 Acre paddock
1 - 2.6 Acre paddock
1 - 2.4 Acre paddock
1 - 2.3 Acre paddock
1 - 2.2 Acre paddock
1 - 1.8 Acre paddock
1 - 1.6 Acre paddock
1 - 1.5 Acre paddock
1 - 1.3 Acre paddock
1 - 1.4 Acre paddock
1 - 1.2 Acre paddock


4 Holding stalls
Cupolas on barn
Office with brick pavers and storage area
2 Storage rooms
Lab area
Half Bath
Teasing stall
Stationary standing stall
Large breeding area
Room used for hay or could be 2nd breeding area
3 Loading ramps for trailer or vans


Each barn has 24 stall barns with perimeter shed row configuration
There are a total of 96 stalls 11,690 SF
Matted floors, kick boards
Auto water each stall
Fly spray
Half bath in each barn
4 CB wash stalls at each end
Walk oval between each set of 2 barns
Landscaped between the barns
Each barn is equipped with ceiling and greenhouse fan
Eaves troughs
Shingle roofing
Night lighting
Curb pavers around barns and landscaping
Concrete on the end of all the barns and leading into walkers
3 Cupolas on each barn with attic fans
Gated entrance to training barns for security of horses
2 Viewing stands to race track
At top of turn by 4 training barns
At finish line
Office in the barn with restroom
Tack room in one barn
Laboratory room
Personnel room
Laundry/storage room
Vet/farrier room
Storage room
4 CB and covered 55' Walkers
2 Covered round pens with breaking pens
Separate gate to jog path leading to turf track
Loading ramp
Parking area for U-dump trailers
Paddocks for this barn include:
20 "Fibar" pens each with individual .30 Acre paddocks
Each with its own individual run-in stall
Automatic water inside and outside of stall
Fan installed in each stall, matted floors, and kick boards
Feed tub in each stall
Lighted arena
2.50 Acres
Pop-up irrigation


21 Stall barn (12' x 12) 5,616 SF
Wooden stalls and petitions
Feed room
Lighted paddock which could be used for broodmares
Round pen
Paddocks for this barn include:
1 - 40.2 Acre paddock
1 - 39.0 Acre paddock
3 - 1.4 Acre paddocks
1 - 1.3 Acre paddock
2 - 1.2 Acre paddocks
3 - 1.0 Acre paddocks
8 - 10.7 Acre paddocks


2 Barns each with 20 stalls
Tack room
Lounge room
Feed room
1 Stall with A/C
Equipment room
19 Run-in metal roof 3-sided shelters with vinyl board siding each with .40 acre paddock
Automatic waterers in each paddock
4 Board with no-climb fencing
Covered walker
Round pen
Lighted paddock for broodmares
Paddocks for this barn include:
1 - 13.2 Acre paddock
1 - 15.5 Acre paddock
1 - 29.0 Acre paddock
1 - 25.0 Acre paddock
1 - 28.4 Acre paddock
1 - 12.7 Acre paddock
1 - 12.8 Acre paddock
1 - 14.0 Acre paddock
1 - .80 Acre paddock
1 - 2.1 Acre paddock


2 Maintenance Buildings
6,000 SF with 20' eave height
4,320 SF with 16' eave height
Constructed in 1998-1999
One includes 2 offices
Concrete foundation, metal frame with insulated metal walls and ceilings with florescent lighting and fans.
Employee lounge
Divided off into sections:
Fencing repair
Vehicle maintenance, etc.


3 Bay Equipment storage:
2 Bays open on both sides of the building for drive-thru ease
Half Bath
Fuel tanks
3600 SF
Constructed in 1999
Concrete foundation, metal walls and roof


3 Greenhouses
Dirt flooring
Galvanized structural tubing posts
Roof includes Klerk's Plastics 6 mil single poly
Each sidewall and end wall are glazed solid with clear textured lexan corrugated
1 American Coolair aluminum evaporative cooling pad system
Exhaust fans as well as a Lennox 300,000 BTU gas fired heater and micro-processor


Covered drive between feed room and storage and office plus storage room building


Designed by Dennis Moore (Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Remington, Sam Houston, Lone Star and Ruidoso)
Three Quarter +/- mile dirt race track
Approximately 50' wide
Aluminum safety rails
7 degree banked turns features straightaway 3 degree (3,5,7)
Excellent cushion and superior drainage system
2 Viewing stands- top of turn by training barns and finish line
Lighted track
2 ft Sand separation from base (fill) 110% compaction
18 inch Screened lime rock base 110% compaction
10 inch Cushion
Race track is watered by water truck
1 +/- mile turf gallop
Approximately 70' wide
Irregular "P" shaped track
Tiff 419 Bermuda
Irrigated with pop-up
Aluminum safety rails


Owner's Residence: (Residence R1 on diagram)
8 Bedroom / 5 and one half bath
7,759 +/- SF living area
803 +/- SF finished garage
In-ground pool and spa
Overlooks Lake Lotus
3 Story
First Floor:
Living room
Dining room
Great room
Formal foyer
1 bedroom and 1 bath as well as the Master Suite with a dressing room or nursery and master bath
Second Floor:
4 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Library area and coffee closet
Third Floor:
Sitting area
2 Bedrooms
1 Bath which could double as a servant's quarters
Special features:
Covered entry
Magnificent views of farm and Lake Lotus
Kitchen includes upgraded appliances and new granite countertops
Kitchen renovated in 2007
Boat dock and lift on Lake Lotus


4 Bedroom / 4 bath
4,619 SF living area
Private entrance
3-car attached garage with storage
Upstairs bonus room with bath
Screen enclosed lanai
Overlooks Lake Lotus
Rooms include:
Living room
Kitchen with dining area
Formal dining room
Family room
Entry porch
Pre-wired hook-ups for TV and sound on lanai


3 Bedroom/ 2 bath
1,665 SF living area
Rooms include: Family room, living room, dining room and kitchen
Attached 2-car garage is 400 SF
Entry porch
170 SF screened lanai
Overlooks Lake Lotus
Guest house was recently renovated with new kitchen, etc.


3 Senior Management Homes
Separate entrance from Hwy 301
4 Bedroom/ 3 bath home built in 1998
3,153+/- SF of living area
Living room, family room/kitchen area, fireplace, covered entry
Open floor plan
Garage is a 2- car garage with storage
305 +/- SF Screened porch
4 Bedroom/ 3 bath home built in 1998
3,153+/- SF of living area
Family room/kitchen area, office, Florida room, gas fireplace, covered entry
Garage is 598 +/- SF 2- car garage with storage
305 +/- SF Screened porch
4 Bedroom/ 3 bath home built in 1998
3,153+/- SF of living area
Living room, family room/kitchen area, fireplace, covered entry, screened porch
Garage is 598 +/- SF 2- car garage with storage
305 +/- SF Screened porch


3 Bedroom/ 2 bath home built in 1992
1,638 +/- SF living area
Screened lanai
Garage is 440 +/- SF
262 +/- SF Other area
3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
Office and family room
1,638 +/- SF living area
Garage is 440 +/- SF
250 +/- SF Other area
3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
1,669 +/- SF of living area
Garage is 400 +/- SF
316 +/- SF Other area
3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
1,669 +/- SF of living area
Garage is 400 +/- SF
316 +/- SF Other area
3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
1,669 +/- SF of living area
Garage is 400 +/- SF
316 +/- SF Other area
Residence @ Turf Track
3 Bedroom / 2 baths
2,121 SF living area
Rooms include: Family room, living room, dining room, and kitchen and fireplace
Detached oversized 2-car garage - 400 SF
Entry porch
Screen enclosed porch


Wooden "Stilt" Home
1 Bedroom/ 1 bath home - 553 SF living area
Screened porch
Lower level includes carport and storage room
Wood foundation, sides and metal roof
Completely gutted and renovated in 2005
Concrete Block Home:
1 Bedroom/ 1 bath CB residence - 864 SF residence
Rooms: kitchen, dining area and living area
Manufactured Home
3 bedroom / 2 bath home - 2,268 SF living area
Rooms include: Living room, dining room, family/dining/kitchen, laundry and screen enclosed porch
Manufactured in 1995 and renovated in 2005


2 Bedroom/1 bath manufactured home

22 Rooms is designed for 2 bunk beds in each room
6,924 SF living area
11 baths (shared)
11 baths (shared)
Covered entry
Includes an oversized kitchen, common area, and separate laundry room
Adequate parking


96 catch pens near the large paddocks
All paddocks have automatic waterers
Guard House- built in 1992 is 80 +/- SF
Access to the property from Hwy 301, Hwy 42, SE 47th Ave.


18,502 +/- SF of Masonry fence
77,385 +/- LF Board fence
846 +/- SF Retaining wall
632,178 +/- SF of Asphalt
49,125 +/- SF of Concrete paving
551 +/- SF of Brick paving
5 Wells 6" Service
7 Wells 4" Service
All wells are approved with the St. John Water Management District
24 Septic tanks
Approximately 150 fence feeders
Intercom Gate Entrances
4 on Hwy 301
1 on Hwy 42
Lift Station with Flood control
St. Johns Water "Allotment"
2 Emergency generators
One for office
One for water well/ sewer
Lightening controls on all buildings
Surge Protection before breaker panel on all manager's homes



Visit for more auction specifics and property information, or contact our Auction Information Center at 800.558.5464 or at


Registration begins at 9:30 A.M. (ET).  A registration fee, in the amount of $250,000 for Property #1 and $100,000 for Property #2 ($350,000 for the entirety), will be required in order to register to bid on auction day.  The registration fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check, made payable to the Bidder.  If not declared the successful Buyer of the Property, registration fee will be returned to Bidder.


The auction event will be held on site (at the Stallion Barn) beginning at 11:00 A.M (ET).


From Orlando:  Travel Florida’s Turnpike North toward Ocala.  Merge onto US-301 North via Exit 304 toward Leesburg/Wildwood/The Villages.  Travel 11.7 miles.  Property will be on the left. 

From Ocala:  Travel I-75 South to Exit 341 (Hwy 484).  Travel east on Hwy 484 to Hwy 301.  Travel south on Hwy 301.  The Property is located on the right before the intersection of Hwy 301 and CR 42.


An auction representative will be available beginning May 18th through auction day for personal tours of the property.  You may contact the J. P. King auction representative directly at 256.490.1908 during these designated dates to schedule your personal tour.   Tours will be by appointment only. 


Broker participation is encouraged.  For Cooperating Broker Incentive Program, visit or call for more information.


A ten-percent (10%) Buyer's Premium will be added to the winning bid price to arrive at the total contract price paid by the Buyer.


J P King Auction Company, Inc., licensed Florida Real Estate Broker #1011371; J. Scott King, Broker #BK359106: J P King Auction Company, Inc., AB1199; James S. King, #AU358; Lanny G. Thomas, #AU3589; Jerry Craig King Auctioneer License #AU2898; 10% Buyers Premium


Copyright © 2017 J. P. King Auction Company, Inc
Auction Information Center 800.558.5464 • Corporate Office 800.662.5464 • Fax 256.543.8036
Privacy Policy