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Founded in 1976 by its present Managing Director, James Wigan, LTS has established itself as a leading international 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 2008 Champion 2 Year Old Filly, RAINBOW VIEW, 2008 Eclipse Award & Breeders’ Cup winner, FOREVER TOGETHER and Gr 1 winning filly MOONLIGHT CLOUD in 2011; Waddesdon Stud purchasers of the Group 1 winning mares, FRIZZANTE, MAGICAL ROMANCE, ANGARA and SPINNING QUEEN, as well as the outstanding broodmare MAGNIFICENT STYLE; Derry Meeting Farm breeders of the dual Group 1 winning filly, MRS LINDSAY.

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, SHARPO, INCHINOR, ROBELLINO, PHARLY, PURSUIT OF LOVE, YOUNG GENERATION, SLIP ANCHOR, SHANTOU, DENON, ACT ONE, etc.  

Although primarily involved in flatracing, LTS have also bought or sold the highly successful NH stallions PRESENTING, FLEMENSFIRTH, OLD VIC and OSCAR and are now greatly looking forward to the progeny of popular young sire LUCARNO proving themselves on the racecourse.

Mares purchased include ANNIE EDGE (dam of 6 Stakes winners, including Champion Miler SELKIRK), REIKO (dam of 2 Gr 1 winners, TIKKANEN – Breeders’ Cup Turf Gr 1 & Turf Classic Gr 1 - & TURGEON), MASSKANA (dam of 4 Stakes winners, including Gr 1 winner & French Champion 2 Year Old SULK & Gr 1 winner, EAGLE MOUNTAIN), HEARTBREAK (dam of Gr 1 winners, CORRAZONA & THIRTY SIX RED), EXACTLY SO (dam of Gr 1 winner EXACTLY SHARP), THIMBLERIGGER (dam of Gr 1 winner, MISTER BAILEYS), MARIE D’ARGONNE (dam of Gr 1 winner, POLAR FALCON), KRAKOW (dam of 3 Stakes winners, including Gr 1 winner BRAASHEE), SOPHONISBE (dam of Gr 1 winner ZAGREB), LOUELLA (dam of Gr 1 winner, LEADERSHIP), MAGNIFICIENT STYLE (dam of 7 Stakes winners, including Gr 1 winners, PLAYFUL ACT, NATHANIEL and GREAT HEAVENS), VENTURA (dam of multiple Gr 1 winner MOONLIGHT CLOUD), and Green Noon, dam of Green Moon winner of the 2012 Melbourne Cup Gr 1.

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, GREEN NOON, 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 Gr 1 to the world record priced mare, MAGICAL ROMANCE at 4,600,000 guineas.

LTS has 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 & PEINTRE CELEBRE.

A new venture for LTS over the last few years has been its involvement with a major racing and breeding operation in Russia and the revival of Voskhod Stud, the most famous stud in Russia.

In 2012 LTS purchased a dozen horses from the UK and Russia for the newly formed Mongolian Jockey Club.


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