Merv Griffin’s former retreat in La Quinta has sold for $7 million.
The 39-acre equestrian compound includes a racetrack, a 5,000-square-foot Moroccan-style main house, four casitas, three one-bedroom staff quarters and apartments at both ends of the 16-stall stables for a total of 14 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
The estate was developed by L.A.-based Griffin in 1986 as a desert retreat for entertaining and work. He raised Arabian horses and, later, thoroughbreds. Other features include an infinity pool and a 2.5-acre fishing lagoon.
Griffin, who died in 2007 at 82, was a singer, talk show host and television producer. He helped create game shows including "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune."