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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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Radio interview with Shane Anderson from RSN

15 Apr 2015 7:39 PM -

RSN Racing ahead
Following our blog on the paradox of Australian staying races, Shane Anderson and Louis continue the discussion on air.

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The paradox of Australian staying races

26 Mar 2015 2:00 PM -


I often hear racegoers saying, "Why don't we start breeding stayers in Australia to win our own feature races instead of importing all these expensive European gall...

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Good start for Magic Diamond

12 Mar 2015 4:23 PM -

Despite a very wet and chopped up track the 2yo filly Magic Diamond (NASD – Jolie) won her second trail easily this morning. The filly has always shown good speed at track work and she is now set to make her debut at Warwick Farm on the 25th o...

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Kind Heart shows some ticker

11 Mar 2015 4:27 PM -

The lightly raced 3yo filly Kind Heart (Shamardal – Natural Woman) came from far and wide to swamp the field in a few strides and won convincingly today at Royal Randwick over 1100m.

Congratulations to the tra...

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Half Brother to Astute purchase wins Group 1

15 Feb 2015 4:42 PM -

Congratulations to Richard Gibson and Goldin Farms for Gold Fun’s impressive win yesterday in the HKJC Chairman’s Sprint Prize, HK-1.

It was an outstanding training performance for the horse’s first ever start over 120...

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A Good Weekend for Astute Bloodstock

14 Feb 2015 4:29 PM -

Stakes performances are the benchmark for measuring success in racing and it was pleasing to cheer on two Astute Bloodstock purchases who did very well for their connections over the weekend.

  • Wolf Cry (out of Street C...

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