About us


Established in 2013, Astute Bloodstock is a thoroughbred talent scout specialized in buying fast horses for top people.

We have 20 years of worldwide experience in the bloodstock industry and our core values are based on horsemanship, expertise, passion for the sport and transparency in every transaction.

Based in Sydney, we are active buying horses at all the premium Australasian thoroughbred sales as well as some auctions in Europe. 

Our number one strategy is to only buy or sell what we would be happy to own ourselves.

 

Delivering top performers!


At the yearling sales, we have an impeccable record having purchased 100% winners and 20% group performers during the Magic Millions sales of 2014, 2015 & 2016 as well as the Easter sales of 2015 & 2016.

Some of our best purchases include:

HARLEM winner of the Australian Cup Gr1, THUMP multiple Gr2 winner, VENTURA STORM Gr1 performer, PILOTE D”ESSAI multiple Listed winner, MY COUNTY 2yo Listed winner and Gr3 place getter as well as WOLF CRY and FIXETTE both winners who performed in Group races during their 2yo careers.

With the assistance of form analyst Nicolas Lefevre, we successfully import European horses to Australia and exports Australian and European horses to Hong Kong.


On the breeding side

We have a close business relationship with a few select breeders such as Arrowfield Stud, Haras d’Etreham, and Cressfield Stud. We also consult to a few boutique farms who seek our expertise to purchase broodmares as well as providing mating plans and farm management advice. 

 

Our services include:


Yearling acquisition at auction 

Broodmare acquisition at auction and privately

Racehorse acquisition at auction and privately

Private sales of stallions and stallion shares  

Mating Advice and valuation

Our fee is 5% of the transaction price.

 

It has to be fun!

Importantly, we believe that horse ownership should be a fun and an uplifting experience. Throughout the year, we organize serval gatherings for owners to meet, such as stud tours, lunches at the races, dinners as well as an annual post-Royal Ascot VIP tour of the Chantilly training center and the stud farm of Normandy.