LEADING Light was a top-class performer who won eight of his 12 lifetime starts and was the champion stayer for two seasons.

He stood his first stud season in 2015 as a National Hunt stallion at Coolmore’s Grange Stud in Co Cork and his first crop are now five-year-olds. Several are already winners, including Light Brigade (twice), Limestone Rock and Game Socks, with Zoom Zoom Zoe scoring twice in the USA.