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After successful completion of the Diploma Of Horse Studies (Breeding), where awarded the Vanuatu Betting Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, Sheamus started his career working hands on with horses at Chatswood Stud and later Dreelburn Stud.

Using this time to expand his pedigree knowledge, he then landed a role producing articles on all aspects of thoroughbred breeding for the Breeding Scene section of the Truth racing paper.

This lead to Sheamus successfully managing 4 Victorian based jockeys which he did for more than three years and enabled him to gain a valuable insight into form analysis, studying race replays and horses actions etc.

From there Sheamus was offered the role as Marketing & Bloodstock manager for Chatswood Stud before managing a large pool of racehorses and mares for a private client.

Rounding out his ‘education’ Sheamus was then offered the role as Racing Manager for leading trainer Mick Price at Caulfield where he worked alongside many of the industries most prominent participants.

This experience has been complimented with significant time spent overseas to establish a large pool of contacts throughout New Zealand, Asia, the USA and Europe.

Please enjoy the site and feel free to contact us at any stage should you have any questions about any area of the bloodstock industry.

Sheamus Mills Bloodstock is a member of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia Limited and abides by their strict code of ethics. In 2013 he was elected as Vice President of that organisation.


TESTIMONIALS



I have known Sheamus for the best part of a decade and we have done many deals in conjunction both here and in the US. I have always found him to be a straight shooter that I not only trust but also respect, as he has the ability to assess and evaluate bloodstock extremely accurately.

- Glenn Burrows, Willow Park Stud, Scone (NSW)


Sheamus has been instrumental in Two Bays Farms positioning in the bloodstock market and in particular the breeding position we have sought to establish as a commercial breeder. Sheamus has also been effective in soucring quality young broodmares in line with our approach. Additionally, Sheamus has a great sense of the positioning for each of the commercial stallion options and his advice has been useful in the tricky business of making mating decisions with a view to producing commercial yearlings with outstanding type and pedigree. Two Bays Farm has traded several mares and foals with good results and we take our first yearling draft of 6 yearlings to sale - all going to the prestigious Sydney Easter Yearling Sale in 2014.

- Ross Ferris, Two Bays Farm, Flinders (VIC)


I first came in contact with Sheamus around ten years ago, when he was working with Mick Price at Caulfield. I had been racing with Mick for quite a while, with some excellent results, so developing some nice broodmares seemed only a matter of time. I decided that I would like to have Sheamus on the team for advice on bloodstock, and to be involved in starting up our breeding operation.

We have had some very good outcomes in the sales ring, as a result of good matings, detail to pedigrees, and mares throwing “good types”. Now some nice families are developing, from mares we have raced successfully on the track – Gallica and Tremezzo, just to name a couple.

Sheamus has arranged the purchase and importation of bloodstock for us from the USA, UK, and more recently France.

The stallion Bullbars was successfully purchased from Darley in 2012, and is standing at Highview Stud in New Zealand. His first crop has received great reviews on type and will be seen at Karaka in 2015.

- Robert L. Harding, Robhar Breeding & Racing (VIC)


Sheamus purchased two weanlings I offered at the 2016 Karaka Mixed Bloodstock sale. I was impressed by his professional approach to his sale selections and would recommend him to any parties wishing to purchase or breed bloodstock. Sheamus was interviewed at Karaka for a future NZ television show to be broadcast on Country TV and his comments were very interesting from a young professional who understands his craft.

- Chris Luoni, Chairman of the NZ Racing Hall of Fame. (New Zealand)