20 years of worldwide experiences with thoroughbreds

Louis Le Metayer with Lindsay Park team (L to R David Hayes, Louis, Tony McEvoy, Sam Hayes)
Auctioneer, Emirates Arabian Horse Society
Louis grew up riding horses
Haras Du Buff


Prior to launching Astute Bloodstock in 2013, Louis worked in the bloodstock and marketing office under John Messara at Arrowfield Stud, from 2009 to 2012.

"After all my hands-on experience with horses, the time at Arrowfield taught me to understand the industry through a more analytical approach. This experience added immensely to my knowledge of pedigrees, stallion management, marketing as well as industry issues.”

In 2005 Louis joined Lindsay Park as a track rider during David Hayes' triumphant return from Hong Kong. After a few months in the saddle, Louis moved into the bloodstock team for a total of 4 years

Louis grew up at Haras Du Buff in Normandy, France, a boutique broodmare farm managed by his mother. Louis' late father was a bloodstock agent who pioneered the exporting business of French National Hunt horses to England and Ireland.

"By the age of 18 years old I had already foaled down dozens of mares and broken-in close to 60 yearlings with my brother”

Other experiences include:

·       Bachelor in equine science and farm management.

·       8 years of freelance auctioneering with Agence Francaise and Goffs France from 1999 until 2007

·       United States - one year in Kentucky working as an intern for Keeneland Sales while riding track work for champion trainer Todd Pletcher

·       England - one year working as a stable hand and track rider for Paul Webber and champion NH trainer Paul Nichols

·       France - one year as pupil assistant in Chantilly with dual Arc winning trainer John Hammond

·       South Africa - 8 months with Cape Town's leading trainer Glen Kotzen