Longwood Thoroughbred Farm (LTF) is thrilled to announce the expansion of its operations base in North East Victoria. LTF has entered into a long term lease arrangement with the new owner of the recently purchased Lauriston Park (now known as Longwood Park) which adjoins its current property in Longwood East, Victoria. LTF will now comprise almost 500 acres of prime thoroughbred land in the heart of Victoria’s thoroughbred country.
The expansion will be seamless as both properties were previously part of one farm – the Victorian base of Vinery Stud with state of the art infrastructure and equipment.
LTF, owned and operated by Michael Christian along with wife Siobhan and brother Brad, was launched in 2018 and offers a comprehensive broodmare and rearing service to clients along with racehorse spelling opportunities for trainers.
Christian said, “we have some wonderful facilities and outstanding staff and by doubling our acreage we can now offer our high quality care & service to a broader array of clients. Whether it’s foaling down with our around the clock foal watch team, mare reproductive services, weaning, weanling and yearling sales preparation we pride ourselves on our great care and attention to detail”.
He added, ”we also have nearly 40 specifically designed spelling paddocks for racehorses looking to have a break in our beautiful climate”
LTF also has its own small band of broodmares with Christian already responsible for breeding a raft of stakes winners including Unpretentious, Hallowell Belle, Fuddle Dee Duddle, Eloping, Of The Brave, Fuhryk and of course last Saturdays Group 3 How Now winner, Bella Nipotina.
LTF is enjoying an exciting year with a yearling colt (bred in partnership with Widden Stud) out of Fuddle Dee Duddle selling for $1m and a yearling filly (bred in partnership with Segenhoe Stud) out of Eloping selling for $900k at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale in January. The farm also purchased on behalf of clients Group 1 winning mare Volpe Veloce for $1.9m and multiple Group 3 winning mare Rimraam out of the Shadwell draft for $1.5m at the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale in May.
“We’re all looking to the future with great excitement and welcome you to join us for the ride” says Christian.
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