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Gold Coast Castle fit for a king set to go under the hammer

first_img 392 Gilston Rd, Gilston.Agent Josh Thomas, of Ray White Surfers Paradise Group, is marketing the Gilston property and said there was nothing like it in the area.“It’s an iconic piece of real estate,” he said.“Dubbed the ‘Castle of Gilston’, this sprawling majestic grand manor needs to be seen to be believed.“There are certainly not many opportunities to get a castle-like property 25 minutes from the beach.” 392 Gilston Rd, Gilston.IT was a backdrop for Australian actor Paul Hogan’s rags-to-riches biopic and was a pit stop for horses and carriages in the 1800s.Welcome to the “Castle of Gilston” – a sprawling grand manor set on a 2.26ha of land at 392 Gilston Rd. The unusual property built on the western Gold Coast is going under the hammer on March 12.Vendors Tracie and Adam Arnold’s family had the five-bedroom house built over three years in the early 1990s.“Six stonemasons were brought up from Sydney for six months on site to hand carve each and every limestone block laid,” Mrs Arnold said.“Limestone was used for the walls and sandstone for the flooring.” MORE NEWS: Why there are fewer properties on the market MORE NEWS: Where it will cost you $6000 a week in rent 392 Gilston Rd, Gilston. 392 Gilston Rd, Gilston.Fit for royalty, the residence features floor to ceiling windows and archways, a marble staircase and grand water feature.The house was fitted out with French, German and Italian products with a range of timbers used for the doors and window fittings and seven different types of marble.The Arnolds said Paul Hogan filmed part of his self-titled mini series Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story at the house, which doubled as a property he once owned at Byron Bay.There is also plenty of Gilston history attached to the property.“The massive tallowwood tree the front of the property was a stopping point for the Cobb and Co company (coaches) back in the 19th century,” Ms Arnold said.“It was a halfway point between Nerang and Mudgeeraba where they would rest the horses and cook damper by the tree.”The property has been landscaped with pebble paths leading to a tennis court, dam, gazebo and rose garden. There is also a pool and a summer house.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAutumn National Market Update02:12last_img read more

VENERABLE GIFT BOX & RISING STAR MIDCOURT HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN ANTONIO STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgVENERABLE GIFT BOX & RISING STAR MIDCOURT HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN ANTONIO STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILESRACE IS ONE OF SIX GRADED STAKES TO BE RUN ON OPENING DAY, FIRST POST IS AT 11:00 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019)–Hronis Racing’s Gift Box, idle since June 15, and C R K Stable’s recent Grade III winner Midcourt, head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up in Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita.  A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap three starts back on April 6, this 6-year-old full horse has blossomed in the care of trainer John Sadler, winning two out of his four starts, including his Southern California debut, the December, 2018 San Antonio.Other solid contenders include trainer Peter Miller’s Gray Magician, who although well beaten in the Kentucky Derby, returns to Southern California after being first or second in his last four starts, trainer Jonathan Wong’s Mugaritz, who’s unbeaten in five Northern California starts this year and Phil D’Amato’s California-bred King Abner, who exits an impressive second condition allowance win at Del Mar Nov. 16.GIFT BOXOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerHeadquartered with trainer Chad Brown through his first 13 starts in New York, Gift Box was purchased by Hronis Racing in the summer of 2018 and he’s been a terrific addition to the handicap division here.  The defending champ in the San Antonio, Gift Box, who took the Santa Anita Handicap in his second start for Sadler, was second, beaten three quarters of a length as the 3-5 favorite by eventual Breeder’s Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on May 27.  A well beaten fourth as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade II Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs June 15, Gift Box has trained well for his return and is believed to be prepping for a productive 7-year-old campaign in 2020.MIDCOURTOwner:  C R K Stable, LLCTrainer:  John ShirreffsA $450,000 Keeneland September Yearling who was often his own worst enemy, Midcourt has come to hand under Shirreffs’ patient tutelage and comes off the best race of his career, a smashing 5 ¾ length score, accomplished in gate to wire fashion, in the Grade III Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar on Nov. 23. Gelded following a second place finish in his first start for Shirreffs, a one mile maiden special weight five starts back on Feb. 24, Midcourt, a 4-year-old gelding by Midnight Lute, has now rattled off four consecutive wins and could go favored in what will be his eighth career start.THE GRADE II SAN ANTONIO STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 11 Approximate post time 1 p.m. PTGray Magician–Javier Castellano–119Gift Box–Joel Rosario – 123King Abner–Tyler Baze–121Draft Pick–Joe Talamo–121Mugaritz–Ricardo Gonzalez–123Midcourt–Victor Espinoza–123Fight On–Abel Cedillo–121Special early first post time on Saturday, opening day of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, is at 11 a.m. Admission gates will open at 9 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more