Extortionist: one of several high-profile winners to come from the yard
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
ROBINS FARM, owned by Sheikh Fahad Al Thani and from which Olly Stevens has trained for past three years, is to be sold.
The near 50-acre complex, situated in Surrey, was purchased by Sheikh Fahad in 2012 and Stevens enjoyed almost instant success at the helm, winning the following year’s Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot with Extortionist.
However, Stevens announced his decision to quit training in August due to “family reasons” and subsequently Sheikh Fahad has decided to put the property on the market.
David Redvers, racing and bloodstock adviser to the Sheikh, said: “Robins Farm has been a lucky place for us, providing some memorable moments and successes over the last three years.
“However, with Olly’s decision to cease training coinciding with some changes in strategy for Qatar Racing, we took the view that the time is right to put it on the market.”
Horses on the gallops at Robins Farm in Surrey
Other notable horses trained at Robins Farm in the past three years include Keeneland Grade One winner Peace And War, dual 1,000 Guineas runner-up Lightning Thunder and Group 2 Flying Childers winner Green Door.
Property agent Knight Frank has been appointed to handle the sale.