Trackside stunner sells at auction in Hendra

first_imgThe back deck at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.“It’s mixed feelings because we do love the house and we’ve made it our own but we’re also pleased to have a successful result today.”The couple said the price was where the felt the market was at. “While it is about the figures, the fact that it’s going to a local family who wanted it so badly is a really good feeling,” Mrs Brier said. In Taringa a beautifully renovated cottage also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The happy vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith with their children Ava, Savannah and Harry.“They were having a chat with buyers after the sale and they were all wondering around the house together,” she said. “(Mr and Mrs Smith) have already bought another property, so this will give them the ability to renovate their new home.” In Bardon it was third time lucky for Seamus O’Donoghue and Jessica Holding at the auction of 30 Rosewood St. The trackside pool and deck at 114 Mein St, Hendra.The auction began with a starting bid of $1.8 million and nine buyers actively vied for the five-bedroom home. “It was a drawn out auction and it got down to two people in the end battling it out,” Ms Kortlang said. The successful bidder was a local Hendra buyer with plans to move into the two-storey home. The renovated kitchen and dining room at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Mr Dixon said the new owners were a young professional couple who planned to move into the home. “They were very excited. They have been looking for something for some time,” he said. Mr Dixon said the high quality of the renovation carried out by the vendor ensured plenty of interest in the property. “We ran a four week marketing campaign and we had approximately 50 groups inspect the home,” he said. “It’s in a very nice pocket so I expected there would be good interest and there was.”The Toowong-based agent said the vendor was pleased with the result. “She is looking to move on to another renovation project in the area,” he said. The home at 5 Magor St, Taringa.Marketing agent Jack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents said the three-bedroom home at 5 Magor St sold for $820,000. “We had five registered bidders but only two actively participated in the bidding,” he said. “The opening bid was $760,000 and bids increased in increments of $10,000 from there. “There was a bit of negotiating towards the end between the buyer and the highest bidder and the highest bid was increased to $820,000. “It was declared on the market at the point and sold.” The open-plan living area at 30 Rosewood St, Bardon.The couple plan to move into the three-bedroom home with their daughter and buy some chickens to fill the chook pen. “Our little girl is a climber so she’ll like the cubby house,” Ms Holding said. Vendors Eveline and Andrew Brier said the sale was a bittersweet moment for them. “We’re selling because of a change in family circumstances and it was somewhat of a reluctant sale,” Mrs Brier said. The home at 30 Rosewood St, BardonThe couple secured the property, their first home, with a bid of $900,000 after losing out at two previous auctions. Mr O’Donoghue was responsible for placing the opening bid of $700,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe bids rose steadily until hitting $860,000 where the auction stalled and auctioneer Grant Penrose of REMAX Profile began negotiations. After some to-ing and fro-ing, Mr O’Donoghue raised his bid to $900,000 and the property was declared on the market and sold. Ms Holding said they were nervous going into the auction and a little shocked to have won the property. “We really liked the suburb, the location, proximity to good schools, the quiet street and the fact that it’s a beautiful home as well,” she said. The kitchen at 114 Mein St, Hendra.Vendors Dan and Rebecca Smith bought the block at 114 Mein St in 2014 and built the architecturally designed home with 793-bottle wine cellar, swimming pool and an entertaining deck overlooking the racetrack. “I thought, ‘how good would it be to just sit in the pool and watch the races?’, so we made it happen,” Mr Smith said.Ms Kortlang said the Smiths were “very happy” with the sale. 114 Mein St Hendra Brisbane is being sold by Dan and Rebecca Smith.A stunning Hamptons style property overlooking the 1400m start mark at Eagle Farm Racecourse has sold under the hammer in Hendra. Marketing agent Leigh Kortlang, of Ray White Ascot, said the home at 114 Mein St sold for $2.425 million with a crowd of more than 100 people watching on Saturday, July 22. “It felt like just about everybody in Hendra and the odd dog were there,” she said. last_img read more

Purebred Arabian racing to be integrated into British calendar

first_imgShare Share Submit HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Charlie Parker joins BHA Board of Directors June 29, 2020 On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has teamed up with The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) to further integrate Purebred Arabian (PA) racing into the British racing calendar in 2020.The integration will see a standardisation of regulatory practices within PA racing with thoroughbred racing and follows approval from British racing’s Executive Committee and the BHA Board.Charles Gregson, ARO Chairman commented: “This is the most significant breakthrough for our sport since we began racing under the guidance of the BHA following our inception. It has always been the vision of our Patron, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, that Arabian racing would be fully integrated alongside the British thoroughbred racing industry.“This season has been a turning point for Arabian racing in Great Britain. The increase of single races against a reduction of stand‐alone fixtures had the benefit of widening our audience and we have been able to open up many more of our races to professional jockeys.“This has helped to raise the standard of our amateurs, whilst enabling ARO graduates to continue to ride under ARO rules since turning professional.”‘Phased’ regulatory integration is due to take place over the next 12-18 months which will be funded by ARO with help from the Racing Foundation. PA racing fixture lists and regulations are currently approved by the BHA, with the BHA also providing integrity services for any PA races on thoroughbred cards and for premier PA standalone fixtures.Gregson continued: “The increase in international runners this year is also significant, and the support from their owners, trainers and jockeys cannot be underestimated. We acknowledge the role that Dubai International Arabian Races and its’ supporting series has played in encouraging overseas participation, and also of our other major sponsors, the President of the UAE Cup, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, the Royal Cavalry of Oman and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, all of which have supported ARO and Arabian Racing in Great Britain for many years.”Through further integration of regulatory procedures, of which the scope is yet to be determined through a consultation, areas such as more closely aligning the licensing requirements of ARO stable yards with those under BHA Rules may be covered. Harmonisation of ARO Regulations with the Rules of Racing and the alignment of other raceday regulatory functions may also be included.Gregson concluded: “We thank all our participants, officials, racecourses and supporters for their commitment to Arabian racing. ARO is finalising the programme for 2020, which will be in a similar format to this year, a model that is well established and successful in other countries.“The future will be challenging, but with strong support and encouragement from our sponsors and our participants, we feel that the sport has now secured the right foundations for ARO to grow Arabian racing in 2020 and beyond.”Brant Dunshea, Chief Regulatory Officer of the BHA, added: “The BHA is committed to bringing its expertise and experience as British racing’s governing body and regulator to raise the high standards in place in Purebred Arabian racing still further.“We will continue to work closely with ARO as we scope out the various options for what increased regulatory integration will look like and will give more detail in due course as we move towards implementation next year.”last_img read more

Monty Schmitz, 78, Oxford: Feb. 20, 1938 – Feb. 27, 2016

first_imgMonty SchmitzMonty Schmitz, 78, of Oxford died on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 1 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Oxford Funeral Service Chapel with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the Trinity Lutheran Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Monty Lloyd Schmitz was born on February 20, 1938, the son of Lloyd D. and Maggie Dothula (Mills) Schmitz. Monty graduated from Jefferson Oklahoma High School in 1956. He was united in marriage with Margaret Kukuk on February 14, 1960. Monty worked at and managed grain elevators and worked for Cessna and Boeing. Monty enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons.His other hobbies included rock collecting and polishing, wood carving, and photography. He was also an avid reader and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield.Surviving to honor Monty’s memory are his loving wife, Margaret of the home; sons: Tony Schmitz and wife Christine of Charlotte, N.C. and Jonathan Schmitz of Oxford, KS, grandchildren; Jake Schmitz and Barbara Kate Schmitz, brother, Clarke W. Schmitz of Medford, OK and step-brother, Jim Hajek and wife Wilma of Renfro, Okla.Monty is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Darrell Schmitz and step-mother, Arlene Hajek.last_img read more