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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Secluded Colorado Ranch, Once Home to Denver Broncos’ Arabian Mascot, Asks $23 Million
Football fans and equestrians take note: This sprawling horse ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado was the long-time summer training grounds of Thunder, a gray, purebred Arabian horse that serves as the Denver Broncos’ live mascot.
Thunder (technically Thunder III) is no longer in residence at the ranch—he has relocated to the owners’ family compound in southeast Denver, where his successor, Thunder IV is currently in training—but aficionados can now lay claim to the property his hooves have been all over.
The owners, horse breeder and philanthropist Sharon Magness Blake and her husband, Ernie Blake, a retired attorney, bought the property in 2003.
They are asking $23 million for the 255-acre property known as Triple Creek Ranch. It first entered the market on June 30, said listing agent Jack Wolfe, of LIV Sotheby's International Realty.
The secluded, private ranch on Triple Creek Ranch Road in Silverthorne, Colorado, is located about a 90-minute drive west of Denver, 30 minutes from the Kremmling airport and just 10 minutes to I-70. Skiing is also not far—the ranch is a 30-minute drive to the Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Loveland and Arapahoe Basin resorts.
The property also has miles of its own trails for skiing, riding, and using all-terrain vehicles. For those who enjoy fly-fishing, there are seven stocked ponds from which to choose...MORE