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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 2016-17 Season





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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 55 winners at the Cheltenham Festival (29 of these at Grade 1 level).
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.



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.



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 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.

February 7

Flawless start to February

The first weekend of February saw Highflyer-bought horses win 12 races including the first five races on Musselburgh’s Trials Day on Sunday, 5th February. However, the most prestigious winner of the dozen won Top Notch is the Gr.1 Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown – this was the third consecutive victory in this race for the owners (Simon Munir and Isaac Souede) and for jockey Daryl Jacob, following other Highflyer-bought victors Bristol De Mai and Gitane Due Berlais. The other big winner on the Sandown card was another Anthony Bromley purchase, namely Buveur D’Air who has since shot to prominence in the Champion Hurdle betting and may even go off as favourite on the big day in March. Highlights for the Musselburgh 2-day Festival include Frodon, Lough Derg Spirit and Minella Charmer who will all be seen next at the Cheltenham Festival.


January 30

The Great Many Clouds

Cheltenham Trials Day was one of very mixed emotions as we lost the amazing Many Clouds after a ding-dong tussle to beat the Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack in the Gr.2 Cotswold Chase. Bought by David Minton as a foal for his owner Trevor Hemmings, Many Clouds had had many other big days in the sun previously for the Oliver Sherwood stable including the 2014 Hennessy Gold Cup and the 2015 Grand National. He had 12 career victories and had earned almost £1 million in prizemoney for his devoted team. His loss overshadowed what else had been a great day for Highflyer, with seven winners being sourced by the buying team, of which four were in Graded/Listed events. Wholestone and Constantine Bay won both the Grade 2 novice hurdles at Cheltenham and Doncaster and will now head for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Festival on March 17. Whilst Ziga Boy’s second consecutive victory in the Skybet Chase at Doncaster should hopefully pave a way for him to contest the Grand National in April now.

January 23

January stars

January has so far proven to be a good month for Highflyer-sourced horses despite a number of high-profile abandonments due to the weather. Bristol De Mai and The New One notched up a smart Grade 2 double over fences and over hurdles at Haydock on Jan 21. Indeed, Bristol De Mai thrust himself firmly into the Gold Cup picture with a demolition display to win the Peter Marsh Chase by 22 lengths. He could next go for the Grade 1 Ascot Chase on 18 Feb. The New One, bought as a 3yo store by David Minton for €25,000, was gutsy in taking the Haydock Champion Hurdle Trial for the third time and whether he goes for the Champion or the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, his backers will know they will get a great run for their money as he is a real battler. Willoughby Court was a hugely impressive Grade winner over hurdles at Warwick on Jan 14 and he was a €48,000 store purchase by Highflyer’s Tessa Greatrex. He is Cheltenham-bound now for either the Neptune or the Albert Bartlett.

January 3

Fabulous festive period

Christmas week saw Highflyer-bought horses win 29 races for their owners from Boxing Day through to New Year’s Day. The highlights were undoubtedly Yanworth’s impressive victory in the G1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and Altior’s facile win in the G2 Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase at the same track. Messire Des Obeaux’s Grade 1 success in the Challow Hurdle on New Year’s Eve was owner Simon Munir’s 101st victory of 2016, with the 100th winner coming courtesy of Missy Tata when she easily took the listed hurdle at Limerick on Dec 28. New Year’s Day at Cheltenham saw a Highflyer 1-2 in the G2 Dipper Novices’ Chase with Whisper narrowly denying the promising 5yo Clan Des Obeaux. Whisper’s victory was the 41st Graded/Listed win by Highflyer purchases this season in what looks like being a record-breaking one for the agency.

December 13

Red Letter Day at Cheltenham

The International Hurdle Day at Cheltenham on Dec 10 saw Highflyer-buys scoop 4 of the big races on the card. Led by the indomitable The New One in the £130,000 Hurdle, the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained superstar was winning this actual event for the third time in a row. Frodon, at the other end of the age range being only a 4yo, was a terrifically game winner of the prestigious Caspiar Gold Cup for Paul Nicholls, whilst former Festival Hurdles winner Whisper came back to something like his best when a decisive winner of the Novices Chase. To cap a great day for Anthony Bromley's purchases, Wholestone saw off all challengers to win the Gr2 Albert Bartlett novices hurdle and took owner Simon Munir and Isaac Souede's tally of winners in the calendar year to an astonishing 96.e

November 28

Another prolific weekend

With 13 winners sourced by Highflyer, the weekend of 25-27th November was another good one for the firm. Many of the highlights were at Newbury’s 2-day Winter Festival with the likes of Clan Des Obeaux (Gr.2), Who Dares Wins (Listed), Jenkins all winning very impressively. At Newcastle some young stars of the future made winning UK debuts in the shape of Domperignon Du Lys and Calett Mad, whilst Keeper Hill, bought by Tessa Greatrex, looked a particularly promising prospect when winning at Bangor for her husband and owner Max McNeill. Earlier in the week another of Tessa’s buys Surtee Du Berlais took the Listed mares’ hurdle at Kempton – she was shrewdly picked up for only €5,000 when purchased as a 3yo store at the Fairyhouse August Sales.