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 and sprint distance champion, Kingsgate Native as well as 22 Grade 1 winners at the last five Cheltenham Festivals. The two big highlights of the latest National Hunt season for the Highflyer team have been the unbeaten campaigns of the Champion 2-mile chaser Sprinter Sacre and the Champion Stayer/Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth.
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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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.
Grade 2 double at Kempton Park
Two decisive victories for Highflyer purchases at the last recognised Cheltenham Trials meeting at Kempton came in the shape of Activial (trained by Harry Fry) in the Grade 2 Adonis Hurdle and Balder Succes (Alan King) in the prestigious Grade 2 Pendil Novices Chase. Whilst both hold strong Grade 1 entries at Cheltenham, they might well just wait for Aintree instead.
Long Run wins
Long Run was in the winners enclosure at Kelso earlier this week when taking the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase. Today's action saw three Highflyer-purchased successes with A Vos Gardes at Ascot and Minellahalfcentury and Aldopicgros at Wincanton.
Listed race winner
Paul Nicholls' Vibrato Valtat, purchased by Highflyer took the Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices Hurdle at Exeter today.