Charlie Mann: still plan to continue training in Lambourn areaPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Charlie Mann's yard on market for £2.5 million
TWO well known trainers have viewed Charlie Mann's Lambourn stable which is on the market for £2.5 million. Mann has a plan to build an identical property elsewhere in the Lambourn Valley.
The former jockey designed and also constructed the majority of 65-box Whitcoombe House Stables 14 years ago. The property is at the foot of the Mandown Gallops owned by Jockey Club Estates.
Mann said: "I've made an offer on some land in the Lambourn Valley and I'm keen to undertake a similar construction programme. I enjoyed putting this place together and I feel the time is right to give it another go. I own the gallop alongside my yard and I may hang on to that, though it will be an option for the buyer."
Rumour of a possible sale began circulating recently when two trainers were seen viewing the property. One is a well-known Flat trainer with a previous successful link to Lambourn, while the other, primarily a jumps trainer, has sold his own yard outside of the Valley and is keen to move closer to Mandown where heregularly boxes his horses to work.
Mann added."I must emphasis this is a positive decision and I'm most definitely carrying on with my career as a trainer. I've always trained in the area and I've no intention of moving elsewhere. I love it here."