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My Country 2nd the Gr3 Thoroughbred Stakes

10 Oct 2016 8:23 PM -

Excellent run from My Country 2nd by a nose in the Thoroughbred Stakes Gr3. Congratulations to Team Snowden and all the owners.
The Poet's Voice filly was our only purchase at the 2015 Magic Millions sales.



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French stayer Darabad heads to Melbourne

1 Oct 2016 7:57 PM -

We are very exited with the new acquisition of the regally bred and emerging stayer Darabad. The 3yo colt is by champion sire Dansili out of Gr1 winning mare Daryakana. Darabad is also a half brother to Gr1 winner Dariyan. Bred and raced by The Ag...

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A Mist Opportunity wins on debut

31 Aug 2016 2:30 PM -

A Mist Opportunity (Foxwedge - De Lago Mist 3yo filly) won on debut today at Canterbury for Team Hawkes. Congratulations to the owners Peter Katelanis and Nicolas de Chambure.

John Hawkes liked ...

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Good pinhook for Astute Bloodstock

18 Aug 2016 1:22 AM -

Astute Bloodstock has realised a successful pinhook in the V2 Arqana yearling sale with lot #503, a superb filly by Wootton Bassett sold for 70.000€.

The filly was bought in December at Arqana breeding sale for 28.000€.

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Pilote d'Essai resumes in style

7 Aug 2016 12:55 PM -


European horses can take a while to adapt to the Australian pattern of racing, however, under the smart guidance of the Lindsay Park team, our first import Pilote d'Essai sta...

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Scissor Kick will shuttle to France from 2017 onwards

16 Jul 2016 3:34 AM -

Exciting times for French breeders with the arrival of Scissor Kick at Haras d'Etreham in 2017. Being a Gr1 colt by champion sire Redoute's Choice from the best Judmonte family, the stunning colt ticks all the boxes. The horse will shuttle to Fran...

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Fixette gets 2yo black type in France

14 Jun 2016 3:42 PM -

Another stakes performer for Astute Bloodstock purchase's is the smart 2yo filly Fixette (Kodiac) who ran 3rd in the Listed Prix La Flèche Saturday in Chantilly at her 3rd start. Trained by Francis-Henr...

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Astute Bloodstock is building a good strike rate at Magic Millions

13 Jun 2016 8:05 PM -

Our aim is to consistently secure top horses for top people and our work over the last 3 years is starting to pay off. With only 3 yearlings purchased in 2014 and one yearling purchased in 2015 all at Magic Millions, we have been abl...

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My Country wins the Lancaster Stakes

13 Jun 2016 5:54 PM -

What a thrill!

Despite her light pedigree and her unproven sire, My Country was our favourite filly at the Magic Millions Sales last year. Thanks to Peter James and his friends, we were able to purchase the stunning Poet’s V...

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My Country wins again

5 Jun 2016 1:14 PM -

Trained to perfection by Peter and Paul Snowden the stunning 2yo daughter of Poet’s Voice was able to win her 3rd start against older horses at Kembla Grange over 1100m.

From only 3 ...

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ASTUTE BLOODSTOCK joins the Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia Ltd.  (FBAA).

14 May 2016 11:16 AM -

The Federation of bloodstock agents bounds its members by its strict Code of Ethics which matches our ethos, values and business practices.

Therefore, it i...

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Skytrek wins again

6 May 2016 12:56 PM -


Stytrek (3yo gelding by Not a Single Doubt - Sky Cuddle) won impressively at Ipswich at his first start beyond 2000m. It was his 3rd win from 9 starts and hi...

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Valentia to stand at Cornerstone Stud

26 Apr 2016 3:08 PM -

Astute Bloodstock is thrilled to announce the acquisition of VALENCIA in association with Cornerstone Stud.

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Gunbarrel Highway wins 2 in a row

20 Apr 2016 8:16 PM -


I must admit that we thought this horse could have been our slowest purchase ever. Following the yearling sales, the horse hardly grew for a year. He was immature, lazy and he couldn't keep up in his trials.


Despite our doubts, p...

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