RECENT SUCCESS FOR LTS

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Founded in 1976 by its present Managing Director, James Wigan, LTS has established itself as a leading bloodstock agency. In particular, it has built up a reputation for providing a personal service to breeders and has helped in the establishment of high-class portfolios of breeding stock for a number of top international breeders, including George Strawbridge owner of Champion 2 Year Old Filly RAINBOW VIEW; Eclipse Award and Breeders’ Cup winner, FOREVER TOGETHER; 6 times Gr1 winner, MOONLIGHT CLOUD; St Leger winner LUCARNO; Prix de l’Opéra winner WE ARE; JOURNEY Champion Fillies & Mares Gr1 and WITH YOU Prix Rothschild Gr1 2018. Waddesdon Stud; breeders of Gr1 winners, NATHANIEL, GREAT HEAVENS, THISTLE BIRD, etc.  Derry Meeting Farm breeders of the dual Group 1 winning fillies, MRS LINDSAY and DAME DOROTHY. Denford Stud, breeders of dual Group 1 winning mare CORONET, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Gr1 and Prix Jean Romanet Gr1 in 2019.

A comprehensive service includes purchases/sales both privately and at auction worldwide of racehorses and breeding stock, stallion syndication/management, advice on matings, insurance, transport, valuations, etc.

Amongst the successful stallions syndicated and managed by LTS have been KRIS, SELKIRK, INCHINOR, ROBELLINO, PHARLY, PURSUIT OF LOVE, YOUNG GENERATION, SLIP ANCHOR, NATHANIEL, etc.  

Although primarily involved in flat racing, LTS have also bought or sold the highly successful NH stallions PRESENTING, FLEMENSFIRTH, OLD VIC and OSCAR.

Mares purchased include ANNIE EDGE (dam of 6 Stakes winners, including Champion Miler SELKIRK), REIKO (dam of 2 Gr1 winners, TIKKANEN – Breeders’ Cup Turf Gr1 & Turf classic Gr1 - & TURGEON), ANOTHER STORM (dam of 4 Stakes winners including dual Gr1 winner ORDER OF ST GEORGE), MASSKANA (dam of 3 Group 1 winners, including French Champion 2 Year Old SULK, EAGLE MOUNTAIN and Eclipse Award Winner, DANK), HEARTBREAK (dam of Gr1 winners, CORRAZONA & THIRTY SIX RED), EXACTLY SO (dam of Gr1 winner EXACTLY SHARP), THIMBLERIGGER (dam of Gr1 winner, MISTER BAILEYS), MARIE D’ARGONNE (dam of Gr1 winner, POLAR FALCON), KRAKOW (dam of 3 Stakes winners, including Gr1 winner BRAASHEE), SOPHONISBE (dam of Gr1 winner ZAGREB), LOUELLA (dam of Gr1 winner, LEADERSHIP), MAGNIFICIENT STYLE (dam of 8 Stakes winners, including Gr1 winners, GREAT HEAVENS, NATHANIEL and PLAYFUL ACT), GREEN NOON (dam of Melbourne Cup Gr1 winner, GREEN MOON), BELLARIDA (dam of 3 Stakes winners, including IN CLOVER dam herself of three Gr1 winners, WE ARE, WITH YOU and CALL THE WIND) and DARKOVA (dam of Champion European 3 Year Old ALMANZOR).

Other leading horses bought or sold include PITCAIRN, TARGOWICE, REALM, YOUNG GENERATION, ARTAIUS, ARCH SCULPTOR, BITTY GIRL, NASSIPOUR, DEAD CERTAIN, SECRETO, CACOETHES, DOULAB, GOLDEN PHEASANT, BE EXCLUSIVE, RODRIGO DE TRIANO, ERHAAB, TIKKANEN, FITZWILLIAM PLACE, LYPATIA, AIR DE RIEN, SEATTLE DANCER, ZALAZL, MARK OF DISTINCTION, BEYROUTH, KOOL KAT KATIE, LATICE, VALENTINE WALTZ, DESERT PRINCE, MARGARULA, CREAKING BOARD, FRIZZANTE, DENON, ANGARA, SPINNING QUEEN, FANTASIA, etc.

LTS’s successful bloodstock purchases cover a wide range of values from the bargain buy DEAD CERTAIN who was purchased as a foal for only 5,800 guineas and went on to win the Cheveley Park Stakes Gr1 to then European record priced mare, MAGICAL ROMANCE at 4,600,000 guineas.
 
LTS have always been a leader in the Japanese market, for which it has been instrumental in the purchase of many top stallions and broodmares from Europe, USA and Australia. LTS has also arranged the lease to Japan of top stallions such as DANEHILL, LAST TYCOON, THUNDER GULCH, SPINNING WORLD, HENNESSY and PEINTRE CELEBRE.

Since 2017 LTS have been closely involved in the revival of the Thoroughbred enterprise at Erdenheim Farm in Pennsylvania, USA. This beautiful and historic property just outside Philadelphia was previously owned by the Widener family, who raced many famous Thoroughbreds, including ARISTIDES who won the first Kentucky Derby in 1875 and IROQUOIS, the first American-bred to win the Epsom Derby. JAIPUR, winner of the Travers and Belmont Stakes, is one of the famous horses buried on the farm. Erdenheim has been saved from development and completely restored to its former glory since its purchase by the McCausland family and the first foals of mares recently purchased have been born on the farm in 2020.


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