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  • Altior – Cheltenham Festival winner for 3 consecutive years – winer of 2016 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle; 2017 Arkle Trophy and in 2018 the Queen Mother Champion Chase
  • BUVEUR D’AIR – Multiple Grade 1 winner and dual Champion Hurdle winner at the Cheltenham Festival in 2017 and 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 2018-19 Season

TOTAL

59

Listed

17

Grade 3

15

Grade 2

14

Grade 1

13

 

2018-19 Season

Welcome to
Highflyer Bloodstock

Highflyer Bloodstock specialises in sourcing the finest equine talent from across the world.

Having worked together for over 30 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 chasers of recent times, trained by Nicky Henderson, SPRINTER SACRE and ALTIOR. In addition to these great jumpers, David, Anthony and Tessa Greatrex have also been responsible Since 2008 for 72 winners at the Cheltenham Festival (40 of them at Grade 1 level). In the latest 2019 Festival, they sourced 5 individual winners including Champion Chase winner ALTIOR (his fourth consecutive victory at the Festival), Ryanair Chase victor FRODON and the RSA Chase winner TOPOFTHEGAME. They also purchased the Champion 4yo hurdler PENTLAND HILLS who was a dual Grade 1 winner at both Cheltenham (Triumph Hurdle) and at Aintree. At the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, 6 of their buys were successful most notably the dual Champion Hurdle winner BUVEUR D’AIR.
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 2017-18

The 2017/18 season broke all records for the Highflyer team with 26 Grade 1 victories being notched up by their purchases. This bettered the previous-best of 19 winners achieved in the 2008/09 season. This astonishing haul was made possible by the likes of top-class performers ALTIOR, BUVEUR D’AIR, MIGHT BITE, POLITOLOGUE, BRISTOL DE MAI and L’AMI SERGE, along with tip-top novices such as FOOTPAD, TERREFORT and WE HAVE A DREAM.

 

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

April 10

A successful Aintree Festival

PENTLAND HILLS managed the rare feat of winning both Grade 1 juvenile hurdles at Cheltenham (Triumph Hurdle) and the Anniversary 4yo Hurdle at Aintree for Owners Group and trainer Nicky Henderson. In doing so, he made himself Champion 4yo of Britain and Ireland and being still unbeaten he now looks a possible contender for the 2020 Champion Hurdle. He was the Highflyer highlight of the most recent Grand National Meeting at Aintree although the likes of THE GLANCING QUEEN (a decisive winner of the Champion Mares Bumper (Grade 2)), the hugely impressive AUX PTITS SOINS in the opening Grade 3 on Grand National Day plus the very progressive KILDISART in the Listed Betway Chase kept the Agency’s banner to the fore throughout the 3-day meeting

March 16

Pulsating Cheltenham yet again

Highflyer purchases had a great week at Cheltenham winning 5 races including 4 Grade 1 events.

These were led by the incredible ALTIOR who was bought as a youngster at the Goffs Land Rover for the Pugh’s and Nicky Henderson by Highflyer’s David Minton. His winning streak goes on and on and amazingly this was his 4th consecutive victory at the Festival having win a Supreme, an Arkle and now 2 Champion Chases.
FRODON’s victory in the Gr1 Ryanair Chase under the indomitable Bryony Frost , nearly took the roof off the stands on the Thursday. Brought to Ditcheat as a 3yo by Anthony Bromley after placing in the French Champion 3yo Chase for Guillaume Macaire, he has been a winning machine for Paul Nicholls ever since and is still only 7 years old.
In winning this year’s RSA chase TOPOFTHEGAME stamped himself a serious Gold Cup contender for next season and this Bromley buy from the Irish point to point field (from Monbeg Stables at the Goffs Uk Aintree sale) is one of the tallest horses in training and should have more improvement to come.
PENTLAND HILLS’ impressive win Friday’s Triumph Hurdle was Nicky Henderson’s 7th success in the race with David Minton or Anthony Bromley being responsible for buying all 7 of them.
The 5th victory of the Festival under the Highflyer banner was WILLIAM HENRY in the Gr3 Coral Cup for long-time client Dai Walters and Nicky Henderson.
There were a lot of 2nds and 3rds from the Team’s purchases all week but the pick of the achievements was to have sourced the 1st 3 hime in the Champion Chase with ALTIOR coming home in front from POLITOLOGUE and SCEAU ROYAL.

March 4

Cheltenham Trials

The Trials have gone really well for Highflyer buys. Festival Grade 1 favourites to have smoothly come through their recent prep races including BUVEUR D’AIR (goes for Champion Hurdle), ALTIOR (Champion Chase) and CLAN DES OBEAUX (Gold Cup). Some smart recent wins by AL DANCER (favourite for the Supreme Novices Hurdle), FRODON (Ryanair Trophy) and TOP NOTCH (Ryanair or Stayers Hurdle) have also cemented their positions in the ante-post market for the big Festival. Others to keep an eye out for are Mister Fister (Supreme), Verdana Blue (Champion Hurdle), TOPOFTHEGAME (RSA Chase), KILDISART (JLT Chase), FOOTPAT (Ryanair Chase) plus MIGHT BITE and BRISTOL DE MAI in the Gold Cup.

Janury 3

Festive winners

Kempton on Boxing Day has always been a happy hunting ground for Highflyer purchases over the years and this year was no exception. CLAN DES OBEAUX’s victory in the Gr 1 King George VI Chase was Highflyer’s 11th winner of the race since 2006. VERDANA BLUE’s narrow defeat of fellow Highflyer-purchase BUVEUR D’AIR in the Gr 1 Christmas Hurdle was another highlight of the holiday period. Other Black type winners included those of VALTOR at Ascot, LAKE VIEW LAD at Wetherby and ALTIOR’s scintillating victory in the Gr 2 Desert Orchid Chase on 27 December

December 18

Graded winners galore!

The 2018/2019 NH Season has been a stellar one already for our clients with recent Grade 1 victories being recorded by ALTIOR, BUVEUR D’AIR, MASTER DINO (in France) and BRISTOL DE MAI. Improving stars who could make into Grade 1 winners later this season include the likes of Gr 2 scores FRODON, ALSA MIX, VERDANA BLUE, SCEAU ROYAL and POLITOLOGUE and many of these horses are due to be seen out again over the Festive Period. Best of luck to all their connections.

April 30

Record-breaking NH season

Sandown on Saturday 28 April brought the curtain down on a record-breaking season for Highflyer Bloodstock. Four of the day’s big winners were purchased by the Highflyer team, with the stand out being this year’s Champion 2 Mile Chaser, ALTIOR, taking the Gr 1 Celebration Chase. This was the 26th Grade 1 winner of the season purchased by Highflyer and comfortably beat the company’s previous-best score of 19 Grade 1 victories in the 2008/09 season. Saturday’s meeting at Sandown also saw Grade 2 wins for Simon Munir and Isaac Souede’s TOP NOTCH and CALL ME LORD and those victories helped take these owners above Gigginstown Stud into the runners-up spot for the UK Owners Table with a UK string of 30 horses, all bought by Highflyer’s Anthony Bromley. On the same day in France, another purchase EDWARD D’ARGENT was a convincing winner of the top French Gold Cup Trial, the Gr 3 Prix Ingre, and is now one of the favourites for the Gr 1 Grand Steeplechase on Sunday, 20 May.

April 18

Awesome Aintree

Once again the Aintree Festival proved a rich hunting ground for Highflyer’s clients. With 7 winning purchases over the 3 days, it was a particularly good Festival for Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson and owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede. They joined together to win 3 of the Grade 1 contests with L’Ami Serge (Aintree Hurdle), We Have A Dream (4yo Hurdle) and Terrefort (Manifesto Novices Hurdle). However the highest-rated performance at the meeting was that of Might Bite, who led home a 1-2-3 in the Gr 1 Betway Bowl for Highflyer buys with Bristol De Mai (2nd) and Clan Des Obeaux (3rd). The other Gr 1 success for the Highflyer buying team was Anthony Bromley’s purchase, Politologue who bravely denied Min in the Gr 1 Melling Chase and that win has now seen his rating rise to the lofty mark of 169. Not to be outdone, Highflyer agent Tessie Greatrex got on the scoresheet with her husband’s Portrush Ted who took the Gr 2 Aintree Champion Bumper in decisive style.

March 20

Dazzling Cheltenham Festival

Nicky Henderson very nearly pulled off the unprecedented treble of training the winners of the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and Gold Cup at Cheltenham last week. Buveur D’Air kicked it all off with his second consecutive victory in the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday, Altior made it a 3rd Festival win in as many years when easily taking the Champion Chase on Day 2 and Might Bite gave his all when an exceptionally gallant close 2nd in the Gold Cup. All 3 were purchased by Highflyer and helped make it a great week for the Company who helped source 6 winners there for their connections. As well as the aforementioned, Footpad was supreme in taking the Gr 1 Arkle whilst Missed Approach (bought by Tessa Greatrex for her husband Warren to train) also got on the scoresheet along with the Paul Nicholls-trained duo of Pacha Du Polder and the former Million In Mind-owned Le Prezien, who was the decisive winner of the Gr 3 Grand Annual Chase.

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