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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There can be no higher achievement for a racehorse owner than their horse winning the Award for Racehorse Of The Year which is voted by their peers within the ROA and in 2013 the recipient was Mrs Caroline Mould for her outstanding chaser Sprinter Sacre, who was bought by David Minton of Highflyer Bloodstock. He was also responsible for purchasing the Outstanding Novice Hurdler of the Year in The New One who beat another Highflyer purchase My Tent Or Yours for the award.
Highflyer horses on fire
A sizzling hot Newbury Hennessy meeting yielded an amazing 10 successes for the Highflyer Team with Triolo d'Alene's win in the Hennessy Gold Cup (Gr 3) and Celestial Halo's Gr 2 Long Distance Hurdle victory leading the way. Other winners included the smart novice chasers Wonderful Charm (Gr 2) and Valdez, as well as leading novice hurdlers Calipto, Wilde Blue Yonder and Volnay De Thaix. The first Gr 1 hurdle of the UK jumps season went to the Highflyer-purchased My Tent Or Yours in Newcastle's Fighting Fifth Hurdle for trainer Nicky Henderson with the agency having also purchaed Grumeti who ran a great race to reach the frame in the same race for the Alan King stable. Both were making their seasonal debuts and look to have big seasons ahead of them.
Highflyer/Million In Mind 4yo Chase
Highflyer and Million In Mind are sponsoring the £12,000 4yo Chase at Warwick on 20 November. Previous winners have included Voy Por Ustedes and Nadiya De La Vega.
News came from Australia that the Highflyer-purchase King Of Dudes had won a £50,000 flat race for his trainer Aaron Purcell. Meanwhile in the UK, Highflyer were responsible for 7 winners today - with trebles at Bangor Allerton (Fergal O'Brien), Herdsman (Sue Smith) and A Vos Gardes (Charlie Longsdon)) and at Exeter Ballyculla (Warren Greatrex), Smad Place and Valdez (both Alan King's). On the flat, Nigel Twiston-Davies' Golden Jubilee won at Kempton's evening meeting.
Big weekend for Paul Nicholls/Highflyer
Led by Ptit Zig's impressive Grade 1 victory in France's Champion 4yo Hurdle, the Nicholls/Bromley buying team had a weekend to remember. They also combined to win the Grade 2 Rising Stars Chase at Wincanton with Wonderful Charm and a hot novices chase at Sandown with Hinterland, who now goes for the Grade 2 Henry VIII Novices Chase at Sandown.
Highflyer purchases accounted for five winners today - with Uttoxeter scorers Raya Star and Wilde Blue Yonder (both for Alan King) and wins at Wetherby for Rally (Nicky Henderson), Orange Nassau (Charlie Longsdon) and Cyrien Star (Henry Daly).
Quality to the fore
The New One's sensational win in the Listed Hurdle at Kempton was clearly the highlight of the weekend for Highflyer, who purchased him for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies for the bargain price of 25,000eurs as an unraced 3yo. In addition to the new Champion Hurdle joint- favourite they were also responsible for 5 other winners at both Kempton and Cheltenham over the weekend incl the smart 4yo's Sametegal and Lac Fontana.
Highflyer were responsible for four winners today with a treble at Chepstow (Keltus, Balder Succes and Al Co) and a flat winner at York with Running Deer.