Highflyer Bloodstock specialises in sourcing the finest equine talent from across the world.
Having worked together for over 25 years in the horseracing industry, co-directors, Anthony Bromley and David Minton have a proven track record of buying quality winners for their clients. High-profile successes include Grand National winners, Ballabriggs, Party Politics, Hedgehunter and Neptune Collonges, five-time King George Chase winner, Kauto Star, Champion Staying Hurdler Big Buck’s plus the incredible 2-mile chaser Sprinter Sacre as well as 23 Grade 1 winners at the last six Cheltenham Festivals. The highlights of the latest National Hunt season were the Grade 1 winning exploits of the likes of Silviniaco Conti, The New One, Bobs Worth and My Tent Or Yours.
Together Anthony and David provide their clients with formidable insight into all aspects of the thoroughbred world. As well as finding racehorses, they can assist with trainer selection, and will provide ongoing advice throughout the horse’s career if required. They can also use their vast experience to purchase young untried stock for clients wishing to resell to both the Flat and Jumping Markets. They are also the masterminds behind the well known and hugely successful Million in Mind Partnership.
SEASON SUMMARY 2013-14
An impressive tally of 50 Graded/Listed winners were sourced by the Highflyer team during the latest NH Season. Fourteen of these victories came at Grade 1 level and top of the shop was probably SILVINIACO CONTI who took both the King George VI Chase at Kempton and the Betfred Bowl at Aintree. BOBS WORTH added the Lexus Chase to his big-race tally whilst over hurdles, THE NEW ONE took the Aintree Hurdle and MY TENT OR YOURS won a brace of Grade 1 events and finished a very close second in the Champion Hurdle itself.
The novice divisions proved strong hunting grounds for Highflyer-purchased horses. Over fences BALDER SUCCES proved to be one of the very best two-mile novice chasers around with a number of impressive wins culuminating in the Aintree Grade 1. TAQUIN DU SEUIL, UXIZANDRE and HINTERLAND were other Grade 1 winning novices for Highflyer. Whilst over hurdles, JOSSES HILL, ROYAL BOY and LAC FONTANA all won Grade 1 novice hurdles during the season.
Big handicap winenrs over fences included Triolo D’Alene (Hennessy Gold Cup), Al Co (Scottish National), Mountainous (Welsh National) and Ma Filleule (Topham Trophy), and over hurdles, the winners were Splash of Ginge (Betfair Hurdle), Whisper (Coral Cup) and Lac Fontana (County Hurdle), were all sourced by the team at Highflyer.
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A Highflying weekend
Ten winners over the weekend were purchased by the Highflyer team, with six of them doing so in Graded/Listed contests. Pride of place falls to Zarkandar with his 5 length victory in the 370,000 euro Gr.1 Prix D’Automne at Auteuil. On the same day Kobrouk won the 200,000 euro Champion 3yo Chase by 8 lengths at Auteuil. What A Warrior (a 17,000 euro store purchase) won the Gr.3 Chase at Ascot and three Listed races were won by Ulck Du Lin, Many Clouds (6,000 euros as a foal) and Aurore D’Estruval.
Potential stars on show
Some impressive performances in the last few days have been posted by Highflyer buys. Unanimite thrust himself to the front of the early betting market for the 2015 Triumph Hurdle with a bloodless victory at Market Rasen. Son Du Berlais was a facile winner at Newton Abbot and now heads for the Grade 2 Persian War Novices’ Hurdle at the end of October. Ainsi Fideles on September 25 won his fifth consecutive chase at Perth and could now go for a £20,000 novice chase at Cheltenham on October 18.
Stellar 2013-14 season
Another great season for Highflyer purchases with 50 graded/listed winners for the team headed by King George VI winner Silviniaco Conti, Aintree Hurdle winner The New One, Christmas Hurdle victor My Tent Or Yours and Lexus Chase winner Bobs Worth as well as numerous big handicap winners like Triolo D’Alene (Hennessy), Ma Filleule (Topham), Lac Fontana (County) and Whisper (Coral Cup). The pinnacle of the season was no doubt the purchase of 10 winners (6 at Grade 1 level) at the Aintree Grand National meeting.
Flying high in Scotland
The prestigious two-day Ayr National Meeting saw six Highflyer purchases reach the Winners' Enclosure. The most notable achievement was buying the 1st and 2nd in the Premier race the Scottish National with French import Al Co winning from last year's victor Godsmejudge. Two smart hurdle winners for Paul Nicholls at the meeting are certainly worth remembering for next season when they go chasing in the shape of Brother du Berlais and Vivaldi Collonges.
An outstanding Aintree
The Highflyer Team purchased TEN winners over the 3-day Meeting. This
included 6 at Grade 1 Level with only one coming in a handicap (and that was
the £120k Topham Chase winner Ma Filleule). The New One and Whisper took the top honours on the Hurdling front winningthe two Championship races at 2m4f and 3m, whilst Silviniaco Conti won the Blue Riband Steeplchase of the meeting – the Betfred Bowl. The best novice hurdles went to the Bromley-purchased pair of Josses Hill and Lac Fontana and in the novice chase division over the same distances, Balder Succes and Uxizandre ruled the roost for Alan King. The other Highflyer winners at the Festival were the very recently purchased duo of Warne (Foxhunters) and Ballybolley who took the last race on National Day – the Champion Bumper for Nigel Twiston-Davies. This brought up the 10 winners (48% of the races run) of which nine were Graded events for five different trainers.
Memorable Newbury meeting
Highflyer purchases were certainly ruling the roost at Newbury's two-day March meeting with an astonishing seven winners to their name. High-class performances were posted by both Volnay De Thaix and My Wigwam Or Yours on the Friday before three impressive victories from Pepite Rose, Aldopicgros and the DBS Sales Bumper winner Gaitway continued the same trend on Saturday. All these winners appear to have big futures and are horses to follow into next season and beyond.
Another successful Cheltenham Festival with 3 winning purchases. Grade 1 scorer Taquin Du Seuil led the way in the JLT Novices Chase with the other Graded winners being Lac Fontana (County Hurdle) and Whisper (Coral Cup). There were a number of near misses too with 9 Highflyer horses finishing 2nd - six of them at Grade 1 level, including My Tent Or Yours in the Champion Hurdle and Smad Place in the RSA Chase.