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Nicolas Lefevre joins Astute Bloodstock as a form analyst

6 Jan 2016 9:29 PM -

After a 6 months trial period as an assistant, Nicolas has showed great passion, enthusiasm and work ethic to assist Louis in every aspect of running a boutique bloodstock agency.

Nicolas has a Master degree in business from the...

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2 wins in a row for Nouvelle Again

6 Jan 2016 7:12 PM -

Nouvelle Again wins all the all the way at Sandown for Lindsay Park Racing.

Congratulations to the owners Andrew Bostock, Tim Carey, Chris Atkins, Gerard Sheahan, Mark Hinkley, John Row, Anthony Dhilone.

The mare was purcha...

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My Country impresses on debut

6 Jan 2016 6:07 PM -

My Country (Poet's Voice - Bells Will Ring / Danehill) won impressively on debut at Gosford last week. Congratulations to Snowden Racing and the owners Peter & Vesna James, Michael Santangelo, Sam Circosta...

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Head shave for charity this Christmas

22 Dec 2015 1:40 PM -

I think I am pretty fortunate and Christmas is a good time to think about those who aren't.

So after copping a lot of abuse for a terrible hair cut I decided to shave it all off providing that I could raise a minimum of $5000 for the Salv...

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Nouvelle Again wins easily

22 Dec 2015 11:33 AM -

After a series of poor runs, David Hayes and Tom Dabernig decided to train the mare from a paddock as well as tweaking a few things with her feet. Since the change of environment the mare started to work better in the morni...

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PILOTE D’ESSAI a smart European import

29 Oct 2015 6:07 PM -

Bred in the purple, Pilote d’Essai (Oasis Dream) is destined for great things. Half-brother the Gr1 winner Planteur (2 millions GBP in prize-money) Pilote d’Essai is also closely related to champion Policy Maker and Champio...

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Rainbow Lace wins easily on debut.

7 Oct 2015 11:02 PM -

Congratulations to owner trainer Harold Norman for 3yo filly Rainbow Lace’s impressive win on debut. The filly was bought by Astute Bloodstock as a weanling. It was by far our worst ever pinhooking result but at least the f...

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Kind Heart wins again

24 Sep 2015 5:09 AM -


Congratulations to trainer John Thompson, Jockey Brenton Avdulla and owner Peter Horwitz for an impressive winning performance from Kind Heart yesterday at Warwick Farm.

Hats off to Sha...

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Royal Amati wins by 6 lengths.

28 Aug 2015 10:56 PM -


Congratulations to the owners Silvertail Racing and trainer Matthew Dale as Royal Amati wins impressively today over 2000m. Mat has the best winning strike rate in the country. The mare was bought private...

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Brilliant trail for Magic Diamond

5 Aug 2015 6:03 AM -

Unlucky fourth in the Kindergarten Stakes Gr3 last April MAGIC DIAMOND trailed exceptionally well this morning for the Snowden Team. The little filly is ready for a big spring !

Good luck to all the owners: Miss Lor...

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Why do European horses perform so well in Australia?

30 Jul 2015 10:03 PM -

· Most of the time, they have been bred to stay.

· They are generally lightly raced as 2yo.

· They have been trained to stay from day one.

· Track work over long rising gallops without turni...

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Welcome to the magnificent training centre of Chantilly !

16 Jul 2015 4:28 AM -

While we reflect on the influence of European horses in Australia, I invite owners to join me as we are about to secure tomorrow leading stayers.

Cl...

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Royal Ascot 2yo stakes winner born and bred at Haras du Buff

21 Jun 2015 7:21 PM -

The 2yo colt Suits You dominated the Royal Ascot Chesham Stakes LR on Saturday in a sensational performance. The colt is now unbeaten in 2 starts and Trainer Eoghan O’Neill said he is a very smart horse with a bright future...

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Nouvelle Again wins two maidens…

30 Apr 2015 12:04 PM -

Purchased by Astute Bloodstock for $30 000 at the 2013 Melbourne Premier sales, 3yo filly Nouvelle Again (Von Costa de Hero – Flurry’s Gem) ran a good second at her first starts at Geelong last August. She then had a few ave...

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Fox hunting at the Easter Yearling sales

24 Apr 2015 2:23 PM -

In this current market, looking for a superior athlete by a top stallion at the Easter sales is very hard to achieve with less than $500000.

So we had to take a punt on a young stallion and it turns out that both yearlings that c...

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