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 2022 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



Magic MillionsGold CoastYearling Sale11th-17th January
InglisSydneyClassic Yearling Sale6th-8th February
Magic MillionsPerthYearling Sale22nd-23rd February
InglisMelbournePremier Yearling Sale27th February-1st March
Magic MillionsAdelaideYearling Sale15th-16th March
InglisSydneyEaster Yearling Sale

5th-6th April

InglisSydneyAustralian Weanling Sale4th-5th May
Inglis SydneyChairman's Sale6th May
InglisSydneyAustralian Broodmare Sale8th May
Magic MillionsGold CoastNational Weanling Sale19th-20th May
Magic MillionsGold CoastNational Broodmare Sale24th-26th May