Lanwades Stud near Newmarket is one of the most successful thoroughbred studs in Europe. It's one of the few studs left in England which are run by its owner. Since 1999 Lanwades has bred winners of more than 1.200 races, including 110 winners of Group and Listed races. The owner, Kirsten Rausing, has continuously bought more land. The stud has now more than 400 hectare pasture land plus 100 boxes. Lanwades is the home of five stallions SEA THE MOON, ARCHIPENKO, AUSSIE RULES, LEROIDESANIMAUX and SIR PERCY. They are well sought after in the whole of Europe.
Harzburg stud was founded in 1413 and is the oldest stud in Germany. It's owned by the federal state of Lower Saxony. It now concentrates completely on breeding thoroughbreds and has a small racing stable on its own. The backbone for its breeding success is the herd of ten broodmares and its stallions ADLERFLUG, AMICO FRITZ and KALATOS. It has 50 hectare of pasture land and 150 boxes. Harzburg plays an important role for retired horses and is central for the racing festival at Bad Harzburg every summer.
Röttgen stud in Heumar near Cologne is part of the agricultural and forestry companies Röttgen. It was founded in 1924 by Peter Paul Mülhens. His daughter Maria Mehl-Mülhens has continued his work with great passion as her life work. She led the stud into a foundation. Röttgen has 30 broodmares and two stallions KALLISTO and RELIABLE MAN. On its beautiful grounds of 100 hectare of pasture land several Group 1 winners grew up: Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero STAR APPEAL, STERNKÖNIG, KALLISTO, WAUTHI, LORD UDO, PRINCE IPPI, NAGOYA, UNGARO, WELL MADE, ENORA and plenty more.
German Thoroughbred Marketing GmbH (GTM)
The German Thoroughbred Marketing GmbH (GTM) is based in Cologne and is a 100 per cent daughter of the owners association for thoroughbred breeding and racing (BV). It is its purpose to market German racing and breeding overseas. Every year there is a German race day held at Newmarket in England. Leading German studs and racetracks use this opportunity to present itself. Furthermore GTM is running several information platforms about German breeding for an international market and is partner for all international transactions regarding breeding and racing.