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  • BUVEUR D’AIR – Winner of the 2017 Champion Hurdle (Gr1) at Cheltenham as well as the 2016 Top Novices’ Hurle (Gr1) at Aintree
  • Altior – dual Cheltenham Festival winner – 2016 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and 2017 Arkle Chase. Bought for €60,000 as a 3yo
  • 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 (3 times. Purchased for €25,000
  • SPRINTER SACRE… The outstanding 2-mile chaser of recent times – dual Queen Mother Champion Chase winner at Cheltenham in 2013 and 2016
  • 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 10 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

Graded/Listed winners 2016-17 Season

TOTAL

84

Listed

23

Grade 3

15

Grade 2

30

Grade 1

16

 

2016-17 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 since 2008 for 61 winners at the Cheltenham Festival (33 of them at Grade 1 level). In the latest 2017 Festival they purchased 4 Grade 1 winners via BUVEUR D’AIR (Champion Hurdle), ALTIOR (Arkle Trophy), MIGHT BITE (RSA Chase) and WILLOUGHBY COURT (Neptune Novices’ Hurdle).
Anthony, David and Tessa 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 2015-16

The highlights of the latest 2015-16 season were SPRINTER SACRE’s unbeaten sequence culminating in a second Queen Mother Champion Chase and ALTIOR’s exceptional victory in the Gr 1 Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham. Other Grade 1 wins have been achieved by the likes of BARTERS HILL, BRISTOL DE MAI, FOOTPAD and SILVINIACO CONTI, and another high point was the unforgettable victory of SMAD PLACE in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

 

SEASON SUMMARY 2014-15

A record-breaking season for Highflyer saw 71 Graded/Listed races over jumps going the way of Highflyer-sourced horses, with 16 races being at Grade 1 level. SILVINIACO CONTI won a second consecutive King George VI Chase (which meant Highflyer purchases have now won the last 9 runnings of this prestigious steeplechase following on from KAUTO STAR and LONG RUN) as well as his 3rd Betfair Chase and 2nd Betfred Bowl. David Minton’s buy MANY CLOUDS put up a huge weight-carrying performance to win the Grand National, adding to his earlier wins in the Hennessy Gold Cup and the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham.

Alan King scored at the top level over fences with both UXIZANDRE and BALDER SUCCES and over hurdles THE NEW ONE was the top English 2 mile hurdler. COLE HARDEN ruled the roost at 3 miles in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham, beating fellow Highflyer buys SAPHIR DU RHEU and ZARKANDAR into the places but himself was beaten into second by another Highflyer purchase WHISPER in the Gr 1 Liverpool Hurdle subsequently.

The novice divisions over both hurdles and fences were a happy hunting ground for Highflyer recruits in the latest season: Gr 1 victories over fences going the way of SAPHIR DU RHEU, GITANE DU BERLAIS and VIBRATO VALTAT whilst over hurdles PEACE AND CO, L’AMI SERGE, BRISTOL DE MAI and ALL YOURS all won at the highest level. Interestingly, 18 different trainers handled the winners of the 71 Graded/Listed race winners showing the great diversity of the Highflyer Team.

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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

June 21

Flat sizzlers

The first day of Royal Ascot saw a couple of Highflyer buys reach the frame in the shape of the Alan King-trained pair Who Dares Wins and Rainbow Dreamer. There are a number of our other buys entered to run during the week but the firm ground may mean some of the horses are kept for other targets this summer. Highflyer bought 2yo’s have been going well this month with impressive victories being notched up by debutants Great Prospector (on his Nottingham debut for Richard Fahey) and Running Cloud (for Eve Johnson Houghton) as well as Lynn’s Memory(at Bath) and Royal Household (a Goodwood winner for Henry Ponsonby and Richard Hannon).

June 14

Champions at Auteuil

The end-of-season Championship weekends at Auteuil in May and June have reaped rich rewards for Highflyer-purchased horses in the silks of clients Simon Munir and Isaac Souede. Indeed of only 4 Grade One jumps races to have been run in France in 2017, three of them have been won by the enthusiastic duo, namely the Grade One 4yo Hurdle with Prince Ali, the Grade One 4yo Chase with Srelighonn as well as an historic 1-2 in the Grade One Grande Course de Haies (French Champion Hurdle) with L’Ami Serge and Alex De Larredya on June 11.

May 3

Record-breaking aseason

The 2016/2017 NH Season has been a record-breaking one for Highflyer with horses sourced by the team winning some 84 Graded or Listed races in the UK, Ireland and France, with 46 of these races being at Grade 1 or 2 level. This betters the compan’ys previous record of 71 races which was set in the 2014/2015 campaign. With 6 Cheltenham Festival winners and another 7 Aintree and Punchestown Festivals, it was a season to savour with the likes of multiple Grade 1 winners Altior, Buveur D’Air, Yanworth, Willoughby Court and Might Bite flying the flag for the buying team of Anthony Bromley, David Minton and Tessie Greatrex.

April 25

Vicente victorious

Vicente was the Toast of Scotland last Saturday when taking his second consecutive Scottish National for trainer Paul Nicholls. Originally bought as a youngster from France by Anthony
Bromley for owners John Hales and Ian Fogg, he was bought by Trevor Hemmings in March this year in another deal brokered by Anthony. Vicente actually led home a 1-2-3-5 in the
£200,000 race for Highflyer purchases and capped a great day for the team which saw their buys fill the 1-2-3-4 in the Gr 2 Future Champions Novices’ Chase led by Cloudy Dream.
These two Graded winners took the Highflyer tally of Listed/Graded winners for the season to a record-setting 78 races.

April 12

Aintree successes help smash record

Highflyer sourced another 5 winners at the Aintree Grand National Festival of which 4 were at Grade 1 level. The highlight of the meeting for the team was the 1-2-3 clean sweep of the Gr 1 Aintree Hurdle with Buveur D’Air, My Tent Or Yours and The New One. Another back-to-back Cheltenham-Aintree scorer was the top novice chaser Might Bite who again beat the Highflyer-purchased Whisper into 2nd in the Gr 1 Novices Chase over 3 miles. The Liverpool Stayers Hurdle went to Yanworth, who was purchased as 3yo store for £16,000 and this marked his 4th Graded success of the season and his 2nd at the highest level. San Benedeto was the other Gr 1 winner bought by Anthony Bromley when notching up his 6th victory of the campaign. This brought Highflyer’s seasonal tally of Graded/Listed winners to a record-breaking 74 and there are still 3 weekends of the season still to go.

March 29

Record in sight

Highflyer’s record tally of 71 Listed/Graded races won in a single season (established in the 2014-15 NH season) is in grave danger of being beaten in the current 2016-17 season. Currently Highflyer-sourced horses have won 69 Graded/Listed races with 11 of them at Grade 1 level including Buveur D’Air’s Champion Hurdle, Altior’s Arkle, Might Bite’s RSA Chase and Willoughby Court’s Neptune Novice Hurdle. There is a strong team of Highflyer buys heading for Aintree next week, so hopes are high that a new record will be set during the Grand National meeting.

March 16

Spectacular results at Cheltenham

After the first two days of the Cheltenham Festival, Highflyer-sourced horses have already notched up five victories and 15 places for 12 different trainers. The buying team have been responsible for the 1-2 in the Gr1 Champion Hurdle (Buveur D'Air and My Tent Or Yours), the Gr1 Arkle (Altior and Cloudy Dream), the Gr1 RSA chase (Might Bite and Whisper), plus the 1-3 in the Gr1 Neptune Novices Hurdle (Willoughby Court and Messire Des Obeaux). Indeed the Champion Hurdle was a particularly noteworthy one as Highflyers buys filled 6 of the first 7 home.

March 13

Cheltenham Festival 2017

The Festival dawns with about 90 horses sourced by the Highflyer Team due to run over the 4-day Festival.

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See Racing Post article featuring Highflyer’s team Click here

February 27

Kempton Krackers

Betbright Day at Kempton on Saturday 25 February was a special one for Anthony Bromley as he was responsible for the first four winners on the card including 3 Graded events. All four victors could now be heading for the Cheltenham Festival – River Frost (Martin Pipe Hurdle), Master Blueyes (Triumph Hurdle), Frodon (JLT Novices Chase) and River Wylde (Supreme Novices Hurdle). These 3 Graded winners took Highflyer’s seasonal tally of Graded/Listed winners to 60 and the company’s record of 71 in a season (2105) now looks under threat.

February 21

Grade 2 double

Many of the Cheltenham Trials continue to go the way of Highflyer-sourced horses as both Yanworth (Gr 2 Kingwell Hurdle) and Zarkandar (Gr 2 Rendlesham Hurdle) took the honours on the weekend of 19 February. Indeed, Zarkandar led a 1-2 for Highflyer buys as he beat Aux Ptits Soins at Haydock and Yanworth was pushed hard by Sceau Royal who is now also Champion Hurdle-bound, whilst the smart chaser Saphir Du Rheu booked his place in the Gold Cup line-up with a smooth victory in the Ivan Straker Chase at Kelso.

February 13

Awesome Altior

With 10 winners over the weekend, Highflyer-bought horses are continuing to set the pace in the run-up to the Cheltenham Festival. The shining star was undoubtedly Altior, who sauntered to victory against his elders in the Gr.2 Game Spirit Chase at Newbury. He is now a heavily odds-on favourite for the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham. Other smart prospects to win over the last four days included Daphne Du Clos (Listed bumper), Ballyandy (Gr.3 Betfair Hurdle), Politologue and Impulsive Star – all of which head to Cheltenham with high hopes in their respective races there.

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