Longwood Thoroughbred Farm Expands

Media Release - Tuesday September 28

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.

Click to visit Longwood Thoroughbred Farm website.


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.

Bella Nipotina is part of the Longwood Thoroughbred Farm success story - image Racing Photos.

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.

News from Longwood Thoroughbred Farm.

More Reading...
Leading Sire and Trailblazing Sprinter Choisir Passes Away at Age 22
It is with great sadness that Coolmore announces the passing of Choisir at the age of 22.
Wow! Nicconi Mare Graceful Girl Explodes to Win $1million G1 Winterbottom
Bob and Sandra Peters have bid farewell this year to two of their Group I superstar mares in Arcadia Queen and Celebrity Queen, both sold at broodmare sales for a combined total of $5.7million, but they have an able replacement in brilliant sprinter Graceful Girl.
Expensive Almanzor Colt Ready for Stakes Debut
High-priced youngster Andalus hasn’t been troubled by the unexpected rigours of the past week and trainer Stephen Marsh can’t fault the colt ahead of his delayed debut on Saturday.
Second Win for Blue-Blood Mare
Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud paid $1.6million for blue hen Lipari at the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and her latest winner is Too Much Lippy, who scored her second victory and first in the metropolitan area at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Deep Field 2YO Colt Wins on Debut
Eligible for the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, promising Deep Field colt California Deeply made a winning debut at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Kingstar 2YO’s Up and Running
The star inside the crown brand of Kingstar Farm is rapidly gaining recognition as a symbol to respect at yearling sale time with last season’s Champion 2YO Stay Inside putting this boutique Hunter Valley stud well and truly on the map and a new crop of juveniles poised to make their mark.
Sires With Winners - Wednesday December 8
Here is the full list of 40 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Breednet Track First Season Sires at the Trials
At this time of year there is great interest in the progeny of first season sires stepping out at the trials so Breednet are tracking them and producing a weekly report which features seven first season sires with trial winners in the pipeline including one that bears close watching.
Inglis Nursery Produces Future Stars
December might be the month when Magic Millions contenders are the talk of the town, but the $400,000 Inglis Nursery (1000m) to be run at Randwick this Saturday has produced some top class winners in the past so with a big field of 15 engaged it’s well worth a closer look at these untapped babies.
Williams Racing Stable Expansion
Last Saturday’s Day 2 of the Ascot Masters saw Team Williams dominate yet again with Graceful Girl taking out the G1 Crown Winterbottom Stakes in barnstorming fashion.