The Australian breeding and racing industry has never been stronger; prize money has increased by more than 80% over the last 10 years and the flow-on effect is positively impacting every aspect of the business.

However, horses have become more expensive and therefore expertise every step of the way is even more important.



Astute Bloodstock is a thoroughbred talent scouting agency specializing in buying fast horses for top people. We focus on buying tomorrow’s top performers at the yearling sales, the horses in training sales and privately. We also import top stayers from Europe and we sell well-performed racehorses to Hong Kong.



Louis grew up on a broodmare farm and has 25 years of worldwide experience with Thoroughbreds, including 4 years with Arrowfield Stud. Louis is ideally placed to assist breeders with buying the right mares and selecting the right stallions.

Astute Bloodstock also consults to a handful of breeders and farm owners who are building a commercial broodmare band. As well as buying mares and advising on mating plans, Astute Bloodstock consults on farm management matters, marketing, and yearling sales strategy.  



  • Yearling acquisition at auction 
  • Weanling acquisition at auction and privately
  • Broodmare acquisition at auction and privately
  • Racehorse acquisition at auction and privately
  • Private sales of stallions and stallion shares, including brokering stallion shuttle deals. 
  • Mating advise and stallion booking
  • Farm consulting
  • Our brokerage fee is generally 5% of the transaction price
  • Farm management consulting




Auction Calendar


In 2019 Astute Bloodstock will be active at all the following sales. Feel free to call Louis on 0408 666 251 if you wish to seek our expertise to purchase or get involved in a good horse.


Magic Millions January Yearling Sales9-JanGold Coast
New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales27-JanKaraka
Inglis Classic Yearling sales9-FebSydney
WA Yearling Sales18-FebPerth
Inglis Premier Yearling Sales3-MarMelbourne
Easter Yearling Sale8-9 AprilSydney
The Chairman Sale2-MaySydney
Inglis Broodmare3-MaySydney
Magic Millions Broodmare Sales28 May -1 JunGold Coast
Arqana July Sales 2&3rd July2 & 3 JulyDeauville France
Tattersales July Sales 9-12 JulyNewmarket UK
Arqana August Yearling Sales17-19 AugDeauville Fr
Ready to Race11-OctSydney
NZB Breeze Up Sales20 - 21 NovKaraka NZ
Horses in training Sales28-1 NovNewmarket, UK
Tattersalls Breeding Sales2 -5 NovNewmarket, UK
Arqana Breeding Sales7 - 10 DecDeauville Fr



Five minutes with... Louis Le Metayer
Five minutes article published on TDN AusNZ
The pursuit of top horses continues in Europe this spring.

Group Performers purchased by Astute Bloodstock
Interview on BRED TO WIN april 2019