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  • MYSLIV…Winner of the 1994 Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival
  • GARDE CHAMPETRE… Winner of the G2 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree
  • TRICKY TRICKSTER… Winner of the 2009 National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival
  • MILLION IN MIND… in the Winners’ Enclosure

Million in Mind Partnership


The first Million in Mind Partnership began in 1990 with the single racehorse called Million In Mind and it has grown since, with the members enjoying more than 160 successes on 41 different racecourses including 11 victories at jump racing’s headquarters at Cheltenham.

The best horses to have run in their colours are:

MYSILV – Triumph Hurdle winner at the Cheltenham Festival

TRICKY TRICKSTER – Cheltenham Festival winner in 2009



Milion in Mind is an annual racing partnership which aims to give the members a “real feel” of racehorse ownership with usually five horses in training with some of the top jumps trainers in Great Britain. Members, of which there is a ceiling of 200, pay one all-in figure which covers all the expenses of purchasing, training, insuring etc of the horses. All the horses are sold at the Doncaster May Sales at the end of the jumps season and net proceeds are divided up pro-rata among the members.

Latest News

February 1

Winners galore

Four of the Partnership’s six horses have won this season. Most recently, Dream Au Grand Val was an easy winner by 10 lengths at Fontwell on 27 January and Millarville also won well at the same track on 14 January. Earlier in the season both Trio For Mio and Dr Sanderson were comfortable winners for the Partnership too. All six horses are entere4d up to run again this month.

July 16

New recruits for the new season

Last season’s Million In Mind horses went through the sales ring at Doncaster earlier this summer with Canelo topping the draft at £110,000 to the bid of J P McManus, who has done well with former Million In Mind horses including the likes of Le Prezien, Garde Champetre and Uxizandre (all subsequent Cheltenham Festival winners).
This season’s new recruits are currently holidaying at Juliet Minton’s Mill House Stud in Shropshire but will be joining their trainers during August. Details on the horses are listed on the left hand column.

April 23

Canelo and Peter at the double

Some better ground at the end of April saw some fine winning performances from PETER THE MAYO MAN (at Southwell) and CANELO (at Fontwell). The former was a very facile winner of his 2nd novices chase in a time only 2 seconds off the course record. He will race again shortly (possibly at Kempton on 14 May). CANELO stayed on resolutely to also win well in a 2m5f novices hurdle at Fontwell and he will next be seen in public at the Million In Mind Annual Dispersal Sale at Goffs UK in Doncaster on Wednesday 23 May.

February 22

Canelo on target

Alan King and Wayne Hutchinson scored a first victory with Canelo at Doncaster in a competitive EBF Hurdle Qualifier and all roads now lead to the £75,000 Grade 3 EBF FInal at Sandown on March 10 for him. Also this week Clash Of D’Titans made the odds-on favourite Fleminport pull out all the stops at Lingfield, losing nothing in defeat and a maiden first success under rules appears to be just around the corner for the inmate of Warren Greatrex.

January 26

The Vocalist hits her high notes

Nicky Henderson saddled The Vocalist to an impressive hurdles win at Huntingdon on January 12 on just her second outing over jumps and her next start is likely to be at Carlisle on 7 February. Clash Of D Titans made an encouraging hurdles debut during January for Warren Greatrex, finishing 3rd at Leicester.

December 19

Impressive Peter

The Paul Nicholls’ trained Peter The Mayo Man was a facile winner of his steeplechase debut at Doncaster on Friday, 15th December for the Partnership. The plan is for the now 142-rated horse to go for a similar novices’ chase at Doncaster on 9 January, with a possible tilt at the Scottish Future Champions Novices’ Chase at Musselburgh on 3rd February over 2m4f after that.

December 5

A busy December in store

Canelo with two second places from two starts for the Partnership is due out again around Christmas over 2m4f. Peter The Mayo Man is due to make his chase debut at Ascot on Friday, 22 December for Paul Nicholls. The Vocalist (Nicky Henderson) is pencilled in to run at Fontwell on 11 December whilst Clash Of D Titans (Warren Greatrex) will now go over hurdles during the holiday period, having run a promising 5th in his bumper on 2 December. Toberdowney (Oliver Sherwood) is being aimed at a mares’ handicap hurdle at Fontwell on 26 December.

September 25

Our season kicks off at Perth

Our season looks like kicking off at Perth this week with recent purchase Woodfort running in the 0-140 handicap hurdle there for Nigel Twiston-Davies.

June 14

New Million in Mind Partnership launched soon

As usual the Goffs UK May Sales at Doncaster marked an end to the latest Million In Mind Partnership with the horses being sold there. Boagrius made £40,000 and joins Tom George, Toberdowney returned to her trainer Oliver Sherwood for £36,000 whilst Top Ville Ben made £32,000 (to Philip Kirby) and Contre Tous realised £35,000 (to Brian Ellison). The new 2017/2018 Partnership will be launched shortly and please contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list for shares. We are delighted with the horses we have bought for the new season.

April 12

Contre Tours follows up

Contre Tours won over course and distance again at Market Rasen on Sunday 9 April for Paul Nicholls and jockey Sean Bowen. This marks the 7th winner of the campaign for the Partnership and he will run again during April. Top Ville Ben looked the winner when falling in the straight at Chepstow on Saturday 8 April and thankfully is fine after the tumble.

April 3

Victory for Contre Tours

Contre Tours’ victory at Market Rasen on Monday 27 March was the Partnership’s 6th winner of the season and means that 4 of the team’s 6 horses have now won this season. Indeed even the maiden Timoteo ran a blinder, albeit in defeat, when a close 2nd in the £40,000 juvenile hurdle at Newbury on 25 March. He goes for a £50,000 juvenile hurdle at Sandown next on 29 April.

February 7

Ben stays unbeaten

Top Ville Ben notched his 3rd victory of the campaign with a gutsy win over hurdles at Towcester on February 2nd. He has yet to be beaten in all four career starts now and will have to have his sights upped next time, which should be in early March.

January 12

Top Ville Ben remains unbeaten

Another all-the-way win for Top Ville Ben at Leicester on January 12, saw him keep his unbeaten tag in no uncertain terms. He has now won a 4yo Irish point-to-point, a Ludlow bumper and now a Leicester novices’ hurdle. He will be out again for Nicky Henderson in early February.

January 3

December treble for the Partership

Toberdowney’s victory over hurdles at Wincanton on Boxing Day was the Partnership’s third winner io 13 days, following hot on the heels of the two impressive first time out bumper winners Top Ville Ben (Ludlow, 21 December) and Boagrius (Catterick, 13 December). All three will be out again shortly during January.

December 2016

Boagrius wins on debut

The Partnership’s newest trainer, Warren Greatrex, introduced his Million In Mind horse at Catterick on Tuesday, 13 December and Boagrius made all the running to win his bumper impressively by 12 lengths. This former winning English point-to-pointer will now go straight over hurdles and will be seen again early in the New Year.

July 2016

Stunning Six for the season ahead

Last weekend the 6 new horses for the Million in Mind Partnership were unveiled to great acclaim at a Marqueed Lunch and Parade of Horses at Phil Rowley's pre-training establishment in Shropshire.
Over the next month the new recruits will head off to their new trainers, namely:
BISE D'ESTRUVAL - Nigel Twiston-Davies
BOAGRIUS - Warren Greatrex
CONTRE TOUS - Paul Nicholls
TIMOTEO - Alan King
TOBERDOWNEY - Oliver Sherwood
TOP VILLE BEN - Nicky Henderson
There are a handful of shares available for this season- please contact the Highflyer Office 01638 663436.

June 2016

A stellar season on the racetrack (eight winners) was crowned in no uncertain terms with a great end-of-season sale at Goffs UK at Doncaster. All five of the Partnership’s horses have to be sold and they were very well received with the top two, Le Prezien realising £290,000 and The Organist £260,000. Both were purchased by J P McManus who has enjoyed plenty of success with previous buys from Million In Mind in the shape of Uxizandre, Nadiya De La Vega and Garde Champetre.

The new Partnership launches in July 2016 and if you are interested in joining please contact 01638 663436 or email mail@highflyerbloodstock.com

April 14

Le Prezien ran a barn-storming race to finish 2nd in the Gr 1 Mersey Novices Hurdle at Aintree on Grand National Day, only narrowly beaten behind the Champion, Yorkhill. Le Prezien’s next public outing will be at the Goffs UK May Sales at Doncaster on 18 May in accordance with the Partnership Rules.

March 14

Le Prezien was a comfortable winner of the prestigious Grade 2 Premier Novices Hurdle for the Partnership at Kelso on Sunday 13 March. He now heads to Aintree for the Grade 1 Mersey Novices Hurdle on Saturday, 9 April. This is the same race won by the Partnership’s Garde Champetre in 2004 before he sold for 530,000 Guineas at the Doncaster Spring Sales that May. Le Prezien will also head to Doncaster for the sales after his next run.

March 10

The Organist was a decisive winner of the £30,000 Listed hurdle at Doncaster on 5th March on her first try over 3 miles for the Partnership. Ridden as usualy by the dual Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell. She always travelled like the winner and stayed on resolutely up the straight. She could go next for another Listed hurdle at Cheltenham in April. In other news, Le Prezien runs in the Grade 2 hurdle at Kelso on March 13 for Paul Nicholls.

January 18

The Partnership have had a record-breaking time of it of late, winning 6 races on the bounce with The Organist (2 wins), Pemba (2 wins) and Le Prezien (2 wins). All 3 will have entries at the Cheltenham Festival and their next races will see them all putting their Cheltenham credentials on the line. The Partnership now have a 5th horse in training, namely Ballycash, a 5yo gelding by Kalanisi who is in training with Nigel Twiston-Davies. He will run in a bumper shortly.

December 30

The Partnership horses have hit a rich vein of form over the last few weeks and have onw four consecutive races between them. The Organist has won twice including at Fontwell (by 28 lengths on Boxing Day) and remains unbeaten in her career. Pemba won a juvenile hurdle at Doncaster by an astonishing 82 lengths on Dec 29 and Le Prezien was an easy winner at Ludlow on Dec 16. All three have bigger targets on the horizon now.

December 1

Oliver Sherwood’s Million In Mind horse, The Organist, was a convincing winner of her first hurdles start at Huntingdon (by 15 lengths) for the Partnership.

November 19

Two of the new recruits have now debuted for the partnership and both have covered themselves with glory. Pemba was a very promising 2nd against geldings at Warwick in early November and this run will have put her spot on for her first main target of the season, the Listed 3yo fillies hurdle at Aintree on December 5. Le Prezien put up a tremendous display to finishing a close-up 2nd to odds-on favourite Yanworth on his British debut at Warwick on Nov 18. A very promising effort and he is felt sure to progress a lot from this first run and a victory is surely just around the corner.


Four new horses for this season

The four new horses for the 2015-16 NH Season are all in strong work at their respective trainers who are all thrilled with how they are going at this stage. They are all looking to be running during October or November. They are:

Le Prezien – 4yo gelding trained by Paul Nicholls

Pemba – 3yo filly with Alan King

Pokora Du Lys – 4yo gelding with Nicky Henderson

The Organist – 4yo filly with Oliver Sherwood


Pain Au Chocolat fetches £135,000

Once again for the third consecutive year, a Million in Mind-owned horse realised 6 figures at the annual end of season dispersal sale at DBS. This year Pain Au Chocolat fetched £135,000 and will now be trained by Dan Skelton. Hopes are high that he can emulate the Alan King/Million in Mind horse who was sold for £100,000 through the same DBS ring in May 2013. That was Uxizandre who subsequently won a Grade 1 novices’ chase at Aintree in 2014 and the Grade 1 RyanAir Chase at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival.


Pain Au Chocolat

Pain Au Chocolat weakened after the second last in the Triumph Hurdle but was found to be under the weather subsequently. He has been treated since the race and is now being targeted for the Grade 1 Irish Champion 4yo Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday, May 2. Got The Nac was a good second in a Uttoxeter novices’ chase and should run again before going to the DBS May Sales along with all this season’s partnership horses.

February 2

Pain Au Chocolat

Alan King’s Million In Mind juvenile stormed to victory at Sandown on Saturday (31 January), putting in a very stylish jumping performance under stable jockey Wayne Hutchinson who had also partnered him to his Plumpton success earlier in the month. He has now booked his place in the Grade 1 Triumph Hurdle field on Friday, 13 March at Cheltenham and all roads now lead to Gloucestershire for him.

January 5

Two holiday winners

Two impressive winners for Million in Mind over the holiday period with Got The Nac easily making all at Lingfield just before Christmas and Pain Au Chocolat readily accounting for a field of older novices at Plumpton’s big Sussex National meeting in the New Year. Pain Au Chocolat will now run in recognised Triumph Hurdle Trial in February and will hopefully be Cheltenham Festival-bound after that.

August 19

Fifth horse purchased

The final horse has now been acquired for this season’s Million in Mind team. She is Triumph Davis – a 5yo mare by Flemensfirth from immediate family of Violin Davis and Klairon Davis. She was a 5l winner of a 16-runner mares bumper at Limerick on her latest start in July and she joins Nigel Twiston-Davies.

August 10

Trainer allocation

Another great outing for the members this weekend as they saw all four of their horses under tack and in ridden exercise at Mel and Phil Rowley’s pre-training yard in South Shropshire. Hot-off-the press news for the members there were the trainer allocations for this season, namly:

CELESTINO (3yo) – Paul Nicholls

GOT THE NAC (5yo) – Oliver Sherwood

HERITAGE WAY (5yo) – Nicky Henderson

PAIN AU CHOCOLAT (3yo) – Alan King

A fifth horse will be purchased within the next six weeks and will go to Nigel Twiston-Davies.

July 8

Fabulous launch day at Ludlow

Four new recruits were paraded at the Annual Launch Day of the new Million in Mind Partnership. In glorious sunshine, the exciting new boys were shown to members including their soon-to-be trainers. The horses are currently summering at Mill House Stud in Shropshire and will return to training early next month. We have two ex-French juvenile hurdlers as well as two older geldings sourced from Ireland including the unbeaten Heritage Way.

June 6

New partnership up and running

The new partnership is up and four horses have been purchased. Please contact Anthony Bromley direct on 07802 219471 if you are interested in joining in on the fun as there are a small number of shares available.

May 20

The Annual Dispersal Sale

The annual dispersal sale of Million in Mind at the DBS Spring Sales was a huge success yet again. Top price of the five-strong string was £105,000 for the hat-trick scorer Aldopicgros, who was purchased by JP McManus, to return to his old trainer Paul Nicholls for next season. JP has bought a number of successful horses from the annual Million in Mind disperals in the past including Garde Champetre, Nadiya De La Vega and 2014 Grade 1 winner Uxizandre.

March 25

Second winner of the week

Nicky Henderson's Madame De Guise was the second winner of the week, when taking the Mares Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow by 2 lengths.

March 22

Runaway winner at Newbury

Paul Nicholls' Aldopicgros followed up his recent win at Wincanton with a 9-length runaway win over hurdles at Newbury this afternoon.

February 15

A second and a winner

Following on from Oliver Sherwood's Spirit Oscar second place at Fakenham yesterday on her chase debut, Paul Nicholls' Aldopicgros was a winner at Wincanton today for the Partnership.

December 26

Spirit Oscar - two out of two

Oliver Sherwood's Spirit Oscar wins again for the Partnership with an easy 9 length win at Fontwell Park over 2m4f  

Our Trainers

The 2018/2019 Partnership plan to have at least 5 horses in training with the following trainers:

TRIO FOR RIOWarren Greatrex
A really progressive Irish 5yo pointer last season, winning 2 of his last 3 starts on soft and yielding ground. He is by the hot young jumps sire Getaway out of an Oscar half-sister to Gr 1 placed Rio’s King

A good-looking, scopey French-bred 5yo gelding, he has shown smart form in his native country, placing 2nd and 3rd at Auteuil over hurdles last season. As a maiden under all codes he could go over both hurdles and fences this season.

A 5yo maiden hurdler who showed very useful placed form at Newbury, Bangor and Doncaster in the 2016/2017 season. He may go over both hurdles and fences this time around for Alan.

By the very sought-after sire, Jeremy, this 4yo gelding is unbeaten having won his only bumper against older, more experienced rivals at Carlisle at the end of March. The 5th horse has subsequently won and he looks an exciting novice hurdle prospect.

MILLARVILLEOliver Sherwood
Another promising performer sourced from the Crawford academy (following in the hoofprints of The Organist, Toberdowney and The Vocalist for the Partnership), this 5yo mare by Court Cave won her only Irish point-to-point at the end of January by 8 lengths. The well-beaten 3rd and 4th that day have both won point-to-points subsequently and this well-related mare may start in bumpers before going over hurdles.


TOWNSHENDNigel Twiston-Davies
A smart hurdler/chaser, formerly trained by Willie Mullins in Ireland, this attractive German-bred gelding should be able to mix hurdles and fences for the partnership. He seems versatile with regard to trip and will have a lot more choice of suitable races in the UK than he did for his former connections in Ireland.

To receive information on the Partnership contact Anthony at mail@highflyerbloodstock.com