• Tony Bosworth

Richmond’s world-class Sydney Polo Club up for sale…again

Updated: Sep 9

One of the Hawkesbury’s most expensive properties is up for sale once more as the Sydney Polo Club at Richmond Lowlands arrives on the market for the second time in three years.

The property at 100 Ridges Lane covers 115 hectares (around 285 acres) and was the host venue for the World Polo Championship back five years ago.

Part of the Club also featured as the backdrop in the Baz Luhrmann/Leonardo di Caprio movie, The Great Gatsby .

The property is owned by Mortgage Choice co-founder Peter Higgins who last tried to sell the sprawling property in 2019 for a reputed $75million. Back then there were interested buyers and at one stage a sale was believed to be close, but the property was withdrawn from the market by Mr Higgins.

Over the years, some 14 land titles have been progressively purchased by Mr Higgins to build the present substantial holding.

There are three polo fields, 38 brick horse stables, two undercover riding arenas, a clubhouse, renovated homestead and three workers' cottages, irrigation across the property and landscaping featuring 14,000 trees.

“Perhaps the property's greatest appeal,” says selling real estate agent Ray White Rural’s Chris Malone, “is the significant landbank opportunity in one of the world's best cities, in a rapidly growing region of Greater Western Sydney, the possibilities are truly endless.”

But during the March floods, parts of the property were underwater – it sits on one of the lowest parts of the Hawkesbury floodplain after all – so much of the land is not suitable for development and can only realistically be used for sports like polo, other sports, or agricultural opportunities, which are easily possible, thanks to a 507-megalitre river water allocation.

The Sydney Polo Club will be sold by tender, which closes on October 29.

More info from the agents and the contact information here

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