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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

Graded/Listed winners 2015-16 Season





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2015-16 Season

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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.



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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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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February 8

Another winning weekend

The big wins continue to come for Highflyer purchases as both Footpad and Bristol De Mai gained Grade 1 honours on Saturday 7 February. Both horses are now being aimed at Grade 1 events at the Cheltenham Festival for owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede. On Sunday 8 February three other purchases booked their places at Cheltenham with Tommy Silver and Gitane Du Berlais winning Listed races and O O Seven taking a valuable staying novices’ hurdle at Musselburgh.

February 1

Highflying performances

January finished on a real Highpoint for Highflyer with 7 Graded/Listed winners over the last 2 weekends of the month. Top performances were registered at Grade 2 level by Smad Place (who beat another Highflyer buy Many Clouds into 2nd), Yanworth (now a 3-1 fav for the Neptune Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival) and Barters Hill (a Tessa Greatrex purchase who remains the unbeaten winner of all 7 of his career starts) The Juvenile hurdle division is once again proving a strong one for the Company and Anthony Bromley's buys filled the 1-2-3-4 in the Gr2 Finesse Hurdle at Cheltenham on Trials day with Protek Des Flos leading the way from Clan Des Obeaux. The year older Buveur D’Air who is in the same ownership as that pair of 4yo's (Potensis Bloodstock) maintained his high position in the Supreme Novices Hurdle with a smooth victory at Huntingdon and Bristol De Mai now holds the second favourite's spot for the JLT novices chase at the Festival after routing a decent field in the Gr2 Altcar Novices chase at Haydock.

January 18

New Year delights

2016 has started well for the Highflyer buying team with big-race Saturday wins coming courtesy of Mountainous (Welsh Grand National) and the two Listed race scorers Polly Peachum and Triolo D’Alene. Plenty of Cheltenham prospects have been showing class in their trials, most notably L’Ami Surge (with two victories this month), Sceau Royal, Bouvreuil and Le Prezien (one of six consecutive winners for the owners, Million In Mind Partnership).

December 30

Excellent end to the year

December 29 was a Red Letter Day for the Highflyer buying team as they were responsible for a treble at Newbury (inc. Gr.1 Challow Hurdle winner Barters Hill) and also a treble at Doncaster (inc. Listed mares’ chase winner Ma Filleule). This capped a great festive period for their clients with Gr.2 victories for the likes of Sprinter Sacre and Yanworth as well as a plethora of smart juvenile hurdle winners during December including Who Dares Wins (Gr.2), Sceau Royal, Gibralfaro, Clan Des Obeaux and Fixe Le Kap to name just a few. Along with impressive older novices like Bristol de Mai over fences and Altior over hurdles, 2016 promises to be another big year for Highflyer.

December 1

Hennessy hero

SMAD PLACE, purchased by Anthony Bromley as a 3yo from France for his owners Peter and Trish Andrews, ran out a hugely impressive winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup at the weekend. He is now one of the favourites for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March and his next outing is likely to be the Cotswold Chase on Trials Day at Cheltenham, towards the end of January. It capped a great Hennessy Festival for Highflyer with 6 winning purchases during the meeting. In particular, keep an eye out for BUVEUR D’AIR, ALOOMOMO and FLY DU CHARMIL who all look to have big races within their sights this season.

November 19

Sprinter Sacre sizzles

The Champion Chaser of 2013, SPRINTER SACRE, bounced back to winning ways in no uncertain terms at the Paddy Power Open meeting at Cheltenham when sauntering to a 14l success in the Gr.2 Scloer Chase on Nov 15. Bought by David Minton for the Mould family, this was his 15th career victory and brought his earnings up to £820,000. Other Minton-purchased winners on the same card were Alitor (Grade 2 win) and Ballyandy (Listed win), who cost £16,000 as a foal.

November 3

Vibrato Valtat makes impressive return

Highflyer buys had a lucrative weekend and this trend has continued into the early part of the week too. On Saturday the team were responsible for 6 winners, most notably Ptit Zig and Tessie Greatrex’s purchase Kilcooley, both winning Grade 2 events for connections. On Sunday, Saphir Du Rheu took a Listed chase in bloodless fashion, whilst on Monday at Kempton, Smad Place did likewise – both horses are now bound for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. On Tuesday (November 3), Vibrato Valtat made an impressive return to action by winning the Haldon Gold Cup (Gr.2) by 4 lengths, to add to the rising tally of Highflyer-bought Graded/Listed winners this season.

October 2015

Cesarewitch stunner

On October 10, Highflyer purchase Grumeti added the prestigious BetFred Cesarewitch at Newmarket to his impressive tally of big-race wins for the McNeill family, which includes the Grade 1 Aintree 4-y-o hurdle and the Grade 2 Dovecote Hurdle at Kempton. He has won career earnings of over £320,000. Over the same weekend, jump racing stepped up a gear and Highflyer buys were once more to the fore with a treble at Chepstow (through Cocktails At Dawn, Drop Out Joe and Altior) and a Grade 3 Chase winner at Auteuil in Kobrouk who goes for the Grade 1 French Champion 4yo Chase next in early November.

September 24

Flat 2015

Highflyer buys have been having another successful year ‘on the level’. High-profile handicap successes have been supplied by the likes of the 100-rated trio of Carry On Deryck and John Reel and Chatez, who won the Doncaster Spring Mile as well as Big Thunder and hat-trick scorer Who Dares Wins. The 2yos have been flying the flag too for the agency with dual winner Essenaitch, Peak Hill, Jim Dandy, Inn The Bull and Scarlet Dragon all looking to be progressive performers who will continue to improve into 2016. The great Highflyer stalwart Kingsgate Native still continues to add to his tally despite his rising years and won another 5f Listed event in 2015, taking his career earnings to over £840,000 – not bad for a 20,000 gns yearling purchase.