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  • MANY CLOUDS – winner of the 2015 Crabbies Grand National – the third winner of the race for owner Trevor Hemmings – all 3 bought by Highflyer’s David Minton. Also winner of the 2014 Hennessy Gold Cup
  • 2015 Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle – 1st, 2nd and 3rd clean sweep for Highflyer buys. 1st Peace And Co, 2nd Top Notch and 3rd Hargam
  • COLE HARDEN winning the Grade 1 World Hurdle at 2015 Cheltenham Festival – sourced by HIghflyer’s Tessa Greatrex for her husband Warren
  • SILVINIACO CONTI – Winner of 5 Grade 1 events: 2013 and 2014 King George VI Chase, 2012 and 2014 Betfair Chase, Haydock as well as the 2014 and 2015 Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree
  • THE NEW ONE – Grade 1 winner of Neptune Investments Novices’ Hurdle, Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Hurdle as well as the International Hurdle, Cheltenham (twice). Purchased for €25,000
  • SPRINTER SACRE… The outstanding 2-mile chaser in 2012-13 season with Grade 1 victories in Tingle Creek, Victor Chandler Chase, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Melling Chase and Irish Champion Chase at Punchestown
  • BOBS WORTH… Triple Cheltenham Festival winner – 2013 Gold Cup, 2012 RSA Chase and 2011 Albert Bartlett Hurdle. Purchased by Highflyer for £20,000 as a 3yo
  • LONG RUN… 14 victories and over £1.5 million including 6 wins at Grade 1 level including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the King George VI Chase twice
  • ZARKANDAR – winner of 9 Graded events over hurdles including Gr1 Prix D’Automne Hurdle at Auteuil
  • NEPTUNE COLLONGES… Winner of 16 races and £1.3 million including 2012 Grand National and three Grade 1 chases in Ireland
  • BALLABRIGGS… Winner of 2011 Grand National and 2010 Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Purchased for €32,000
  • KAUTO STAR… Winner of two Cheltenham Gold Cups and five King George VI Chases
  • MASTER MINDED… Winner of 16 races including Queen Mother Champion Chase twice and more than £1 million in prize money
  • BIG BUCK’S… Winner of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Also a winner at the Aintree Festival for five consecutive years

Highflyer successes

TOTAL

70

Listed

17

Grade 3

11

Grade 2

26

Grade 1

16

 

2014-15 Season

Welcome to
Highflyer Bloodstock

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 5 Grand National winners, Many Clouds (in 2015), 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. In addition to these great jumpers the Highflyer team of David, Anthony and Tessa Greatrex have also been responsible for 43 winners at the last 7 Cheltenham Festivals (26 at Grade 1 level). The highlights of the latest 2014-15 season were the Grade 1-winning exploits of Silviniaco Conti, Whisper, Cole Harden, Uxizandre and the clean sweep of the 1-2-3 in the Triumph Hurdle with Peace And Co leading home from Top Notch and Hargam.

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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LATEST NEWS

April 20

Sizzling in Scotland

The Ayr Scottish National meeting yielded 5 winners for the Highflyer Buying Team. Pride of place goes to David Minton forhis 2nd Grand National winner inside one week as Wayward Prince romped away with the Scottish version, just 7 days after Many Clouds’ stunning victory at Aintree. Both winners were purchased as foals for their owners by David. Other smart winners up at Ayr were Top Gamble (Gr2), Different Gravey, William Henry and Puffin Billy. All look to have big futures.

April 12

Astonishing Aintree again

The Grand National meeting at Aintree oncemore proved a happy hunting ground for Highflyer purchases with 7 victors over the 3 days. Leading the way was the Grand National winner Many Clouds bought by David Minton. However there were 4 Grade 1 winners in the form of Saphir Du Rheu, All Yours, Silviniaco Conti and Whisper as well as Friday's Grade 3 winner Theinval and Tessie Greatrex's purchase Barters Hill in the Gr2 Champion Bumper. This took the firm's seasonal tally of Graded/Listed wins to a whopping 69.

More Grand National success

MANY CLOUDS' victory in the Crabbies Grand National was the third Winner in 5 years of the World's Greatest Steeplechase to be bought by Highflyer. This was also the 3rd winner of the race to be owned by Trevor Hemmings with all 3 being bought by David Minton following on from the successes of Hedgehunter (2005) and Ballabriggs (2011). Many Clouds recorded the second fastest National in history and carried the highest weight to victory since Red Rum in 1974. A great achievement from the horse, jockey Leighton Aspell, and trainer Oliver Sherwood.

March 16

Cheltenham glory

Highflyer buys won 5 races at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival with Grade 1 victories being supplied by Peace And Co, Uxizandre and Cole Harden. Indeed the buying team were actually responsible for the 1-2-3 in both the World Hurdle and the Triumph Hurdle as well as the 1-2 in the Ryanair Chase. Cole Harden’s was Tessie Greatrex’s first Cheltenham Festival winner and the other 2 winners at the meeting bought by Anthony Bromley were Aux Ptit Soins (Coral Cup) and Cause Of Causes (NH Chase). As well as the 5 winners the team also bought 22 others who earned placed prizemoney during the great 4-day Festival.

 

March 6

More pre-Cheltenham successes

Highflyer-purchases have been continuing their winning ways in the top races over the past fortnight, led by the all-the-way Graded winner, Gitane du Berlais at Auteuil in France, who earned her owners a whopping €60,000. Irish Saint was a facile winner of the Gr 2 Pendil Novices’ Chase at Kempton whilst Kilcooley beat another Highflyer buy, Silsol, in the Gr 2 National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell. Different Gravey won a Listed hurdle and other impressive recent winner include Inner Drive, Chosen Well and the Grimthorpe Chase winner, Wayward Prince.

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