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  • BRISTOL DE MAI - winner of the 2017  Betfair Chase at Haydock by a world-record distance for a Grade 1 race of 57 lengths. Bought for his owners as a 3yo in France.
  • 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 2017-18 Season

TOTAL

35

Listed

11

Grade 3

6

Grade 2

9

Grade 1

9

 

2017-18 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 2016-17

The latest 2016/2017 N.H. season was a record-breaking one for Highflyer as the team’s purchases won a staggering 84 Graded or Listed races with 16 of these being at Grade 1 level. Buveur d’Air’s Champion Hurdle victory at Cheltenham surely ranks highest but the performances of the likes of Arkle winner Altior, RSA Chase winner Might Bite, French Champion Hurdle victor L’Ami Serge and dual Gr. 1 winner Yanworth were other big highlights for the Company. With 6 Cheltenham Festival winners plus another 7 winners at the Aintree and Punchestown Festivals, it was a season to remember.

 

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

December 8

AROA Jumps Awards

The Annual ROA Awards in London on 7th December saw Many Clouds emotionally scoop the Outstanding Chaser Award for owner Trevor Hemmings and trainer Oliver Sherwood. Other Highflyer purchases to be successful during the evening were Buveur D’Air (Outstanding Hurdler) and Altior (Outstanding Novice Chaser). It was a particularly fitting time for owner JP McManus to collect his award for Buveur D’Air as it came only five days after he was an effortless winner of the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on his seasonal reappearance.

November 28

A Highflying weekend

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, Highflyer purchases won an astonishing 18 races in the UK and France for their owners. These included 6 Graded/Listed races for 2 particular clients Simon Munir and Isaac Souede.
Pride of place obviously goes to the 57 length victor of the Grade 1 Betfair Chase, BRISTOL DE MAI, trained by Nigel Twiston Davies who had also trained the winner of the previous Saturday's big race with another Highflyer buy SPLASH OF GINGE. Bristol de Mai is now being targetted at the £1millon Triple Crown Bonus and will next be seen in the King George VI chase at Kempton on Dec 26.
The Grade 2 win by TOP NOTCH at Ascot, marked him as a serious contender for next March's Ryanair Chase and he could go next for the Gr2 Peterborough chase at Huntingdon. EDWARD D'ARGENT put himself in line to be crowned the Champion 4yo chaser in France with his 10th victory from 14 career starts in the Gr3 Prix Morgex chase at Auteuil and SAINT GOUSTON BLUE was an easy winner of the Gr3 Compeigne Champion Hurdle.

November 6

November fireworks

November has dawned and Highflyer-bought horses have been putting up some sparkling displays. The big two-day Auteuil weekend saw two Grade 1 races go to Alex De Larredya (winning his second consecutive Grand Prix d’Automne for Simon Munir and his trainer Francois Nicolle) and Master Dino in the French Champion 3yo Hurdle for Isaac Souede and Simon Munir. These leading owners also won the Listed Fondeur Chase with Saint Goustan Blue over the weekend and they also own the Grade 2 Charlie Hall Chase winner Bristol De Mai who now goes for the £200,000 Betfair Chase on 25 November. These big successes mean that at this early stage of the 2017/2018 NH season, Highflyer-purchased horses have won 14 Graded/Listed races. A number of smart novice chase prospects have been strutting their stuff recently too, with a couple of Tessa Greatrex’s winning purchases, Keepers Hill and Willoughby Court being two names to watch out for in the coming months along with a couple of Anthony Bromley’s buys, Sceau Royal and Yanworth.

September 18

Flat successes

Long-standing client Henry Ponsonby has had a flat season to remember in 2017. Led by 18,000 Guineas purchase On To Victory who has won 3 races so far and over £54,000, he has been ably supported by the smart Scarlet Dragon (narrowly denied in the Gr 3 September Stakes at Kempton in September), dual winner Just In Time, plus the 100-rated pair of First Mohican and Who Dares Wins (winner of the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket as well as being placed at Royal Ascot and in the Chester Cup this season) along with the 2yo winners Royal Household and Running Cloud. Three new yearlings have recently been purchased for Henry by Anthony Bromley at the Deauville and Doncaster Sales and please contact Henry direct (01488 638718) for information on joining the Racing Partnerships in any of these new horses.

July 27

Summer jumpers

The Listed Summer Plate at Market Rasen, the biggest and most valuable Steeplechase of the UK Summer Season, went the way of another Highflyer purchase Alcala last Saturday. Ireland's most prestigious Summer Chase, the Galway Plate, now beckons on August 2 for the Paul Nicholls-trained grey who is another to originate from the Macaire Academy in France. It was a particularly good weekend for the colours of Owners Group, led by syndicate manager Dan Downie because as well as Alcala's victory, they also owned the unbeaten novice chaser Bagad Bihoue, who extended his sequence to 4 from 4 by easily winning at Newton Abbot.

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).

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