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





Why should you buy horses through Astute Bloodstock? 


  • A completely independent perspective 
  • An extremely selective approach with a strong commitment to quality 
  • No  compromise on quality for the purpose of filling the stables 
  • 25 years of international experience in the industry 
  • A specific understanding of training with 6 years “in the saddle” working for some of the best trainers in the world such as Todd Pletcher USA, Paul Nicholls UK, John Hammond FR, Glen Kotzen SAF, David Hayes AU. 
  • No BS 
  • An in-depth understanding of pedigree 
  • Access to a very sophisticated homemade large database including a proven rating system 
  • A phenomenal strike rate over 10 years as an independent yearling and broodmare buyer 



         Auction Calendar 2024


In 2023 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.

Sales Dates

                            Sales dates 2024

 Sale Company      Sale Dates
 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale 9-15 of Jan
 NZB Book 1 28 - 30 Jan
 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale 11 - 13 Feb
 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale 22 - 23 Feb
 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale  3 - 5 March
 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling sale 18 - 19 March  
 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale 7 - 8 April
 Inglis Chairman's Sale 5 May
 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale 6 - 7 May
 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale 8 May
 Magic Millions Gold Coast weanling sales 18 - 19 June
 Magic Millions Gold Coast broodmare sales TBA
 Inglis Great Southern Sale 13 - 14 July
 Arqana Summer Sale TBA
 Tattersalls July Sale TBA
 Arqana August Yearling Sales TBA
 Arqana Arc Sales TBA
 Tattersalls Horses In Training sales TBA
 Arqana Autumn sales TBA
 Tattersalls December mare sales TBA
 Arqana December mare sales TBA





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