Vignon Manor, originally owned by the Silver family, is a $9.8 MM spectacular, equine property resting on 160 rolling acres. The Silver houses (for Jeremiah, Silas, William and John) were built over the early and mid-19th century and centered on the John A. Silver House, “Vignon” which could be seen from Lebanon to the north. The original Vignon dwelling was burned in 1902.
Upon entering the Vignon’s winding drive, you’ll see panoramic, breathtaking views of pristine pastures. The location of this picturesque farm makes it an idyllic setting to breed, break and train horses.
Positioned in Harford County, Maryland, Vignon Manor is strategically placed in Havre De Grace. Known for horse-racing, Havre de Grace's own Racetrack operated from 1912-1950. The Havre de Grace Racetrack was an American horse racing track on Post Road in Havre de Grace, Harford County, Mary land which operated from August 24, 1912 to 1950. Nicknamed "The Graw," for a time it was owned by the Harford Agricultural and Breeders Association and also by the notorious gambler, Arnold Rothstein.
On September 29, 1920, the great Mano’ War won the Potomac Handicap at Havre de Grace. His son, U.S. Triple Crown winner, War Admiral, won his first race here on April 25, 1936. The Havre de Grace Handicap was one of the important races in the American northeast for many years whose winners include U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductees Roamer, Crusader, Seabiscuit, Sun Beau, Equipoise, and Challedon. At the end of the 1950s, the state removed the horse track and its race and betting rights were purchased by Pimlico.
Today, Vignon lies approximately 5 miles East of I-95 and offers a short 45 mile drive south to Pimlico Race Course, which today is Baltimore's premier destination for horse racing, and home of Preakness Stakes. While heading north on I-95, approximately 37 miles away, you will find Delaware Park Thoroughbred Race Track in Newark, DE. For those who need quicker access, the Harford County Airport is a mere 3.84 miles away at 3538 Aldino Rd, in Churchville, MD.
Situated less than 5 miles to the downtown historical area of Havre De Grace, which is located at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of the Chesapeake Bay, this stunning property is advantageously placed providing access to many superb restaurants and retailers, interesting antique and specialty shops, and multiple waterfront activities. Marinas and service operators dot the shore line.
Havre de Grace is teeming with history beginning with its role in the war of 1812 to the local growth of decoy carving. The City currently enjoys popular recreation and tourism stops such as the Concord Point Lighthouse, the Maritime Museum and the waterfront promenade for a 1/2 mile boardwalk to the City Yacht Basin and Tydings Park for a breathtaking view of the Chesapeake Bay.
Present day improvements on the equine property include an indoor track with a two-story observation area. The judging review area is located on the first floor, behind climate controlled glass, and a small living quarter is located on the second level. In addition, the current improvements boast a heated 36-stall barn with six washing stalls, a lunch room, a tack room, medicine room, multiple storage areas and two bathrooms. Two outdoor riding rings and large tracks of vinyl clad white fences surrounding the pastures, a tenant house, and outbuildings for large equipment storage add to the options.
In addition to all of this, there is the potential for 14 one-acre housing parcels located on the farm. These parcels can be utilized for management and staff to guarantee 24-hour care to your horses and grounds, or if you desire, or these parcels can be sold to individual buyers. The wooded southeast property line of this beautiful farm backs to Susquehanna State Park and conversation land. Assisting with the tranquil setting, the area's many rivers, creeks and waterways make for a beautiful natural setting. This property is truly for someone who genuinely lives the equestrian lifestyle. So, if you are looking to position yourself to train the next “Seabiscuit” or house your Dressage, this could be your suitable property.
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