John Brunetti, owner of the Hialeah Park Race Track, sold more than 600 acres of land near a golf and equestrian club in Ocala for $13 million.
Brunetti’s development company Golden Meadows of Ocala LLC sold the 678.3-acre site to a wealthy investor named Larry Roberts.
Roberts made a fortune as the founder of R + L Carriers, an interstate trucking company based in Ohio, and company called RLR Investments LLC
Roberts plans to develop the land as a dual-purpose property with a 200-acre equestrian complex and 400 acres of high-end residential development.
Roberts’ purchase was his latest property acquisition in a recent series, mostly parcels south of the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club.
The Ocala Star Banner reported that Roberts has paid $28.74 million since last summer to acquire about 1,600 acres. [Ocala Star Banner] – Mike Seemuth