HAS the Melbourne Cup fever got you motivated to breed and race your own horses?
Get in on the action and be part of the glitz and the glamour, or as those who have actually owned horses know, the hard work, the expense and the dirt.
In the spirit of the Melbourne Cup, here are 10 properties perfect for housing everything from your kid’s pony to a multi-million-dollar thoroughbred.
237/238 Brockman Street, Bakers Hill
This 2.14ha (5.29ac) property features a stunning ranch-style home with wrap-around verandas overlooking a lake, as well as extensive facilities for the horse lover.
It has three well-fenced paddocks, three stables, tack room, feed room and crush, as well as a round yard and 50m x 20m arena.
There’s also plenty of parking for floats.
The property is for sale with Earnshaws Real Estate in the $500,000s
300 Tear Street, Chidlow
Spanning 40ac (16.19ha), this property is perfect for running a professional equine facility.
The block has a five-bedroom home, one-bedroom cottage, floodlit 50 x 70m arena, 19 paddocks, round yard and spacious barn.
There is also a spring-fed dam and bore water, quality horse fencing and rainwater tank.
The Agency WA has the listing.
502 Hall Road, Serpentine
With views to the Darling Scarp, this 2.03ha (5ac) block has a charming four-bedroom home, as well as a saltwater pool and 6m x 7.5m shed with power.
For the horse lover, it has a large barn, 66m x 20m arena and round yard with rubber belting.
Along with six pastured paddocks with quality fencing, the property has mesh perimeter fencing.
It is for sale with Koch & Co for $939,000.
23 Coral Park Drive, North Dandalup
Just 30 minutes from Mandurah is this former thoroughbred stud, Coral Park.
The 13ha (34ac) property features a large historic homestead, cottage and manager’s house, as well as all the facilities required to run a top equine stud.
Along with plenty of pasture, there is a block of more than 30 stables, vet complex, stallion shelters and many sheds.
The property is for sale with Lee-Steere & Co Property Consultants for $1.75 million.
14 Craghill Way, Oakford
Perfect for creating the dream hobby farm, this 3ha (5ac) block just 10 minutes from Cockburn Central features a four-bedroom home, swimming pool and paddocks.
There are two recently constructed stables with plenty of storage, as well as extra sheds and workshops.
As well as having easy access to a 6km circuit, the property has sealed roads and good fences.
It is for sale with First National Real Estate from $1.15 million to $1.25 million.
69 Haines Road, Baldivis
This 8.9ha (22ac) block has all the facilities you need to create horse heaven.
Along with the four-bedroom home, there is dog-proof fencing, two stables, hardstand parking and an abundance of paddock space.
Along with a winter dam, there is a 12m x 6m workshop with power and plumbing, as well as a decked alfresco, perfect for enjoying it all.
It is for sale with Sara Muir Real Estate for $1,199,950.
138 Lakelands Road, Barragup
Just a short drive from Pinjarra, this 2.2ha (5ac) property features a four-bedroom home with airconditioning and open-plan living.
The house shares the block with a large shed, a work shop and multiple stables, along with tack room and plenty of storage.
There are also well-fenced paddocks and an easy connection to Barragup Bridal Trail.
For sale with Perry Real Estate from $699,000
1548 Kargotich Road, Mardella
Beginning life as a dairy farm before being converted into an equine complex, this 46ha (113ac) block is a rarity, with two separate homes as well as a location close to suburbia.
The property is on scheme water, has a bore, good fences and a jog track, along with a dairy shed, workshop and hay shed.
There is a brick stable complex with 14 stalls and tack room.
The property is for sale with Vintage Realty for $2.2 million.
15 Aurum Street Ascot
In the heart of the state’s racing community, this 911sq m block has everything in a compact, easy-care package.
Along with a three-bedroom home with an open-plan design, there is plenty of parking for trucks or floats.
For the horses, there are nine spacious walk-in/walk-out yards and feed room.
The property is for sale with Homestead Realty from $599,000.
21 Corte Close, Brigadoon
On a low-traffic cul-de-sac, this 4.1ha property features a four-bedroom home with 223sq m of living space and classic fittings throughout.
There are security gates, quality fencing and large shed.
While the block has little infrastructure for horses, the wide open, flat paddocks make this a top choice.
Elders Real Estate is seeking expressions of interest for the property.