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 2020 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.

Next Auction

Inglis Breeze Up Sales


22nd October
Magic Millions January Yearling Sales8 - 14 JanGold Coast
New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales26 -28 Jan Karaka
Inglis Classic Yearling Sales9 - 11 FebSydney
Magic Millions Yearling Sales17 - 18 FebPerth
Inglis Premiere Yearling Sales1 - 3 MarMelbourne
Magic Millions Yearling sales10 -11 MarAdelaide
Inglis Easter Yearling Sales7 -8 AprSydney
Inglis Weanling Sales6 - 7 MaySydney
Inglis Chairman sales8 MaySydney
Inglis Broodmare Sales10 - 11 MaySydney
Inglis Easter Yearling Sales Round 25 JulSydney
HTBA Scone Yearling Sale5 JulSydney
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale8 JulSydney
Inglis Great Southern Sale9 JulSydney
Magic Millions National Broodmare & Weanling Sales 20 - 24 JulyGold Coast
Magic Millions National Yearling Sale28 - 30 JulyGold Coast
Inglis Breeze up Sales22OctSydney



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