This season’s Highflyer successes so far…
Highflyer Bloodstock specialises in sourcing the finest equine talent from across the world.
Having worked together for over 20 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, and sprint distance champion, Kingsgate Native as well as 19 Grade 1 winners at the last four Cheltenham Festivals. Once again the highlight of the latest Cheltenham Festival was Big Buck’s who won his fourth consecutive World Hurdle in his own indomitable style for the Stewart Family.
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.
With 57 victories in Graded/Listed races for Highflyer purchases, the latest NH season has been one of the company’s greatest ever.
Pride of place goes to the incredible Sprinter Sacre who won at all three of the big spring Festivals.
In addition, the team were also responsible for the winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Hennessy Gold Cup (Bobs Worth), Betfair Chase (Silviniaco Conti), King George VI Chase (Long Run) as well as top class Grade 1 winning hurdler, Zarkandar and The New One. A fitting finale to the season came with wins in both the Scottish National for Alan King and the Bet365 Gold Cup for Henry Daly on the last two Saturdays of the 2012-13 Season.
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Three winners on last day of the season
Highflyer purchased two winners at Sandown - Paul Nicholls' Ptit Zig won the handicpa hurdle and Henry Daly's Quentin Collonges took the Grade 3 handicap chase. Nicky Henderson's Oscar Hoof won at Market Rasen.
Sprinter Sacre wins at Punchestown
Nicky Henderson's Sprinter Sacre, purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock, takes his unbeaten run over fences to 10 with his victory in the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown (Grade 1).
A Scottish Grand National winner
The Scottish Grand National (Grade 3) worth £102,000 was won by Alan King's Godsmejudge who was purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock for 38,000 Guineas in 2011.
Four-timer on Day Two of Aintree
The Friday of Aintree saw Highflyer Bloodstock responsible for four winners, headed by Sprinter Sacre's win in the Grade 1 Melling Chase. His trainer Nicky Henderson was also responsible for the Grade 2 Novice Hurdle winner My Tent Or Yours, Triolo d'Alene who took the Grade 3 Topham Chase and Minella Forfitness, the winner of the Listed handicap hurdle.
Grade 1 treble on first day of Aintree
Highflyer Bloodstock purchases ruled the roost on the Thursday of Aintree, led by Paul Nicholls' Zarkandar's battling display to outgun another Highflyer buy, The New One in the premier Grade 1 of the day, the Aintree Hurdle. Nicky Henderson's Captain Conan ran away with the Grade 1 novices chase and the Alan King-trained 4yo filly L'Unique was an impressive winner of the Grade 1 juvenile hurdle - the 5th time in 6 years that Anthony Bromley has purchased the winner of that Championship race.
First and third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Highflyer Bloodstock were responsible for the purchase of the first and third in the Gold Cup, with Nicky Henderson's Bobs Worth and Long Run.
Notable treble on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival
Sprinter Sacre sprinted away to win the Grade 1 Champion Chase by 19 lengths for trainer Nicky Henderson, with Nigel Twiston-Davies' The New One running on strongly to take the Neptune Investment Novices Hurdle (Grade 1). The third leg of the Highflyer-purchased treble was Alan King's Medinas, who won the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3).