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5 wins in 3 weeks for Astute purchase

12 Jan 2016 1:05 PM -


(Street Cry - Starfish) $320 000 @ MM 2014
Impressive winner by 3 length of the Magic Millions $230 000 3yo race at the Gold Coast

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Our favourite filly from Magic Millions joins Team Hawkes

10 Jan 2016 11:27 AM -

After inspecting more than a thousand yearlings at Magic Millions, we bought one of our favourite fillies in the sale for $200 000 on spec.


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Wolf Cry starts the year with a bang!

9 Jan 2016 6:22 PM -

Wolf Cry (Street Cry - Starfish) won the $230 000 Magic Million 3yo in tremendous style for Snowden Racing and jockey Blake Shinn.

Congratulations to the owners John & Cath Murray, Robert & Barbara McClure, ...

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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.


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