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Laurel Oak Bloodstock is hiring

We need help at Laurel Oak, so we are hiring. This is an opportunity to work in the thoroughbred industry with the prospect of turning it into a long-term career.

The position can be best described as Assistant Bloodstock Agent.

Laurel Oak Bloodstock are Bloodstock Agents, and the successful applicant will be assistant to principal Louis Mihalyka. The business currently employs four people, and manages forty to fifty horses of racing age, and fifteen to twenty-five broodmares at any one time.

The successful applicant will receive training to be able to assist in all aspects of the business. This will include:

  • Client liaison – engaging with and developing Laurel Oak’s client base.
  • Yearling and bloodstock selection
  • Office administration.

The position will be based in Laurel Oak’s office in north-west Sydney. Hours are flexible and will be based around normal office hours with the flexibility to work on nights and weekends to attend races, yearling and other sales, racing and client-related social functions etc, with the flexibility for interstate and overseas travel.

Principal job requirements – Working in the thoroughbred industry is not a 9 to 5 job and requires passion and enthusiasm for the industry; the ability to engage with the Laurel Oak client base, trainers and studs; willingness and ability to learn about the industry; computer skills – apart from using computers in basic day-to-day operations, the ability to be innovative with the use of computers would be an asset.

Personal requirements – the ability to engage with clients and other members of the Laurel Oak team – you have to like them, and they have to like you. Great communication skills, both verbal and written, is also a key requirement. As we operate in a Home Office environment, you will need to be double-vaccinated for Covid.

Applicants who are interested in applying for this position should send their resume to: –

If you have a question regarding the position, you can contact Chris at CCR Consulting, on: – 0417460661