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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

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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 since 2008 for 55 winners at the Cheltenham Festival (29 of these at Grade 1 level). The highlights of the latest 2015-16 season have been 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.
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.



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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August 25

Sizzling summer on the flat

Highflyer has had a great summer “on the level” with a number of inexpensive purchases winning at Blue Riband Meetings. Top of the list was Alan King’s first Royal Ascot winner Primotivo, a 10,000 Guineas yearling who is rated 105 and will race next in Hong Kong. At York’s Ebor Meeting two more of Anthony Bromley’s purchases were in the winners enclosure, namely Scarlet Dragon (30,000 Guineas a yearling for Henry Ponsonby and rated 99) and Oceane, who now goes for the Cesarewitch. Other prolific 3yo scorers this year have been Grapevine and Gunmetal for owners Chris and Jenny Powell, as well as Hong Kong-bound Istanbul Bey, plus a number of sharp two-year-olds who were purchased for owner Dai Walters, including Deningy and Smokey Lane. The evergreen Kingsgate Native (a £20,000 purchase) rolled back the years yet again when winning well at Nottingham this month and this former Group 1 Nunthorpe winner is still rated 105 at the age of 11. Anthony has been active at the recent Goffs UK Sales and will be attending further yearling sales in the months ahead.

June 24

Success at Royal Ascot

Anthony Bromley’s 10,000 gns yearling purchase Primitivo was the toast of Royal Ascot when easily winning the King George V Stakes on 16th June for Alan King. This represented his 4th consecutive victory and this 105-rated 3yo is now going to be aimed at the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

June 15

Highflyer purchases take both Auteuil Grade 1s

Both Grade 1 events at Auteuil on 12 June were taken by Highflyer purchases with Ptit Zig leading a 1-2 for Anthony Bromley’s buys in the French Champion Hurdle (Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil) with the Simon Munir-owned Alex De Larredya (already a Group 3 winner this Spring) a close-up second. The other Grade 1 event on what is one of France’s most prestigious days was won by Footpad, who is owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede and supplements his previous Grade 1 win in Ireland (February) and Grade 3 victory at Auteuil (21 May).

April 14

Happy hunting ground for Highflyer

The two top Jumps Festivals in the World, at Cheltenham and Aintree, have once again been a happy hunting ground for horses sourced by the Highflyer Buying Team. Top of the Shop this Spring has undoubtedly been the fabulous victory of Sprinter Sacre who rolled back the years when winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase some 3 years after taking it in 2013.

There were also high-class Grade 1 victories from both Altior (Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham) and Buveur D’Air (Top Novices Hurdle at Aintree) and they have both been earmarked for the Champion Hurdle route next season. David Minton purchased the first two home in the Gr 1 Cheltenham Champion Bumper in Ballyandy and Ballyfort, whilst Anthony Bromley purchased Solar Impulse (Gr 3 Grand Annual Chase) and Cause For Causes (Fulke Walwyn/ Kim Muir Chase)

March 22

Sprinter Sacre shines

Sprinter Sacre was the highlight of another great Cheltenham Festival and was one of 5 winning purchases during the week for the Highflyer buying team. Sprinter Sacre surged clear to record his 3rd Cheltenham Festival victory (following wins in the 2012 Arkle and the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase) and his 2016 Champion Chase win brought the house down with a record audience in attendance that day. David Minton was also responsible for purchasing Gr 1 Supreme winner Altior, as well as the 1st and 2nd in the Gr 1 Champion Bumper, Ballyandy and Battlefort. Anthony Bromley purchased Cause For Causes (winner of the Kim Muir Chase) and Solar Impulse (winner of the Grand Annual Chase) who were both sourced as three-year-olds in France. Interestingly Solar Impuluse was the 55th Cheltenham Festival winner in the last 8 years to have been purchased for their owners by the Highflyer Team.

March 14

Cheltenham Eve winners

Kelso’s rescheduled meeting on 13 March yielded 3 impressive winners for the Highflyer buying team with Many Clouds and Le Prezien taking the two top races on the card. Both head to Aintree next with Many Clouds now a clear 9/1 favourite to win his second Grand National and Le Prezien looking to take the Grade 1 Mersey Novices Hurdle over 2m4f on the same day. The latter race is one that the same owners (Million In Mind Partnership) also won with Garde Champetre in 2004 prior to breaking all sales records subsequently. Le Prezien will be heading to the same auction at Doncaster in May as per the Rules of the Partnership. The Cheltenham Festival begins tomorrow and It looks like over 80 Highflyer-sourced horses will be running for our clients. We wish them all luck.

March 11

Cheltenham Festival

It is now looking likely that over 80 horses bought by the Highflyer buying team of Anthony Bromley, David Minton and Tessie Greatrex will line up at the “Jumping Olympics” at Cheltenham next week. For all their runners during the Festival click here

March 10

Pre Cheltenham sizzlers

Highflyer purchases continue to win the big weekend races in the run-up to the Cheltenham Festival with the highlight being Sametegal easily winning the Grade 3 Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury and the Million in Mind-owned mare, The Organist, readily winning the Listed mares’ hurdle at Doncaster. Two other impressive winners at Doncaster in valuable handicaps who were bought by the team were Upsilon Bleu and Sugar Baron and they also have some big targets lined up for them this spring.

February 22

More Grade 1 success for Conti

Highflyer-buy Silviniaco Conti bounced back to form with a stunning victory in the £150,000 Grade 1 Ascot Chase on Saturday and in the process was notching up his 7th Grade 1 success, having previously won two King George VI Chases, two Betfred Bowls at Aintree and two Betfair Chases. It sounds like the Crabbies Grand National is next on his agenda. Other winners on Saturday’s card at Ascot were the Gr.2 Reynoldstown Chase with Vyta Du Roc, who may now head for the RSA Chase at Cheltenham and the very easy hurdles winner Different Gravey who is now being aimed at the Gr.1 Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree. At Haydock on Saturday, Frodon led home a 1-2-3 for Highflyer buys in the Victor Ludorum Hurdle and looks a serious Triumph Hurdle contender and earlier in the week Top Notch booked his place in the Champion Hurdle line-up by easily taking the Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso.

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.