about us

 

Julian Blaxland & partner Kacy Fogden with Sunlight's 2018 $2m Magic Millions Classic trophy

Blue Sky Bloodstock Pty Ltd is an Australian based Bloodstock Agency and a member of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia. Since 2006 Julian Blaxland and his team have selected, advised and purchased high quality bloodstock on behalf of clients in Australasia, Europe and North America through private sale and at public auction. 

We specialise in purchasing quality thoroughbreds, as weanlings, yearlings and off the track to provide our clients with high class racing and breeding prospects that perform at the highest level. Blue Sky Bloodstock is a major buyer at auction and through private sale in Australasia and overseas for racing and breeding clients, consistently achieving stakes level success on the race track and commercial returns in the sales ring. Julian has built strong relationships with a range of major trainers and industry leaders across Australasia, Asia, Europe the US in his 17 years in the thoroughbred industry. 

 

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Our Story

 

Growing up with horses from a young age on New South Wales' Southern Tablelands, Julian Blaxland's passion for racing and breeding began when he first worked for champion trainer Gai Waterhouse as an 18 year old at Tulloch Lodge in Sydney. After university, Julian joined Magic Millions as a Bloodstock Consultant and auctioneer, learning his trade and gathering skills that would enhance his ability to select successful horses in the future. After a year in Ireland working with world renowned bloodstock agent Adrian Nicoll (of the BBA Ireland) attending sales in the UK, France and the US, Julian returned to Australia to form Blue Sky Thoroughbreds with partners in 2006, whilst remaining as a Premier Sale contract auctioneer with Magic Millions for a further 7 years.

SUNLIGHT (1st) and LEAN MEAN MACHINE (3rd) in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes cap off a wonderful 2018 Victoria Derby Day for Blue Sky Bloodstock yearling buys

Julian enjoyed early success with yearling purchases SHE'S MEANER (Stakes Winning 2yo and Magic Millions Classic runner up), MASTER ARCHIE (Stakes winning 2yo) and BLACK AND BENT (Twice Australian Champion Hurdler), quickly earning a reputation with peers and clients as an astute judge of horseflesh.

Keen to build on Julian's strong early strike rate selecting stakes performing horses as yearlings, Blue Sky was first to market with its unique Stallion Fund, produced annually with Arrowfield Stud from 2008. This unique product enabled small to medium sized investors to purchase equity in quality yearling stallion prospects whilst spreading their risk across a portfolio of horses purchased each year. Six years on, these Stallion Partnerships have amassed an enviable performance record with no less than five stallions standing at stud from colts purchased as yearlings, with several more stakes level sire prospects in the pipeline for future stud duties.

Since 2006, Julian Blaxland has personally selected and purchased numerous stakes winners the likes of SUNLIGHT, SHAMAL WIND (Private sale), RUNAWAY, FUNDAMENTALIST, INVINCIBLE STAR, GOLD STANDARD, PROMPT RESPONSE, SUPER EASY, ZELADY'S NIGHT OUT, SUNDANCE, DON'T DOUBT MAMA, PROMPT RETURN, GOOD BABY, PRIVATE STEER (Private Sale), COLAESCE, BETTER THAN READY, HAVANA, BENETEAU, SHRAPNEL, KEEP DE ROSE, PRESSING, BETTER BE THE ONE etc.

TOM SEYMOUR,  formerly of Godolphin Australia as Head of Marketing, is the agency's Business Development and Sales Manager, complementing Julian's extensive experience. His track record of managing and coordinating major thoroughbred events coupled with his brilliant client services skills ensures Blue Sky clients get the most from their experience racing and breeding horses with Blue Sky. 

 

TULLOCH LODGE - GAI WATERHOUSE & ADRIAN BOTT RACING

 

Gai Waterhouse and Blue Sky's Julian Blaxland at the sales

Whilst buying, selling and advising for individual clients, Blue Sky Bloodstock are the retained Bloodstock Agency for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing Stable, a member of Racing Hall of Fame and a household name in Australian racing. We are proud to be a part of the selection and buying team with Gai and Adrian and their brilliant team.

The partnership dominated the recent Melbourne Spring Carnival, finishing Cup Week as leading trainers with 5 winners, led by VRC Oaks heroine Pinot, a $200,000 Inglis Easter sale purchase. 

 

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breeding stock sales

 

In addition to servicing racehorse owners, Blue Sky Bloodstock selects and purchases quality breeding stock for a large number of breeders and stud farms in Australasia annually. Many of the country's biggest and most astute breeders such as Newhaven Park, Arrowfield Stud, Yarraman Park , Newgate Farm, Gilgai Farm and Highgrove Stud use Blue Sky to source and acquire fillies and mares to complement their broodmare bands.

OUR FUTURE

 

Tom Seymour, Julian Blaxland & Gai Waterhouse after the win of Prompt Response in the Yarraman Park Group 2 Breeders Stakes at Warwick Farm

"Our client's and their horses are everything to us and the ride these beautiful animals give us all along the way is why we get out of bed each day. Gary Player was right...The harder you work, the luckier you get."

Julian Blaxland