Highflyer Bloodstock | Racehorse Bloodstock Agents | Sprinter Sacre and The New One
Highflyer Bloodstock
  • 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

3

Listed

2

Grade 3

1

Grade 2

0

Grade 1

0

 

2018-19 Season

Aintree Results

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 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 67 winners at the Cheltenham Festival (36 of them at Grade 1 level). In the latest 2018 Festival, they purchased 6 winners including the Champion Hurdle winner, BUVEUR D’AIR (for the second time), the Champion Chaser, ALTIOR (his 3rd successive victory at the Festival) and FOOTPAD (Arkle Trophy).
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.

For full season stats click here »

 

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.

For full season stats click here »

LATEST NEWS

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.

February 14

February Trials

The big pre-Cheltenham Festival Trials are going well for Highflyer-sourced horses. Altior led the way by posting a brilliant reappearance effort to easily win the Gr 2 Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on 10 February beating fellow Highflyer buys Politologue and Valdez into 2nd and 3rd. The 1st two are set for a re-match in next month’s Queen Mother Champion Chase now. Earlier this month Footpad won his second successive Gr 1 novice chase in Ireland when decisively taking the Irish Arkle and all roads now lead to the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham on the first day of the Festival. Terrefort recorded a Gr 1 success over 2m4f at Sandown on the same day for the same owners, Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, and in so doing it meant that Highflyer buys had won the last 4 runnings of the Gr 1 Scilly Isles Novices Chase all in the same owners’ colours, namely Gitane Du Berlais (2015), Bristol De Mai (2016), Top Notch (2017) and of course Terrefort (2018).

January 26

Jewels in January

2018 has started well for Highflyer purchases with The New One leading the way by taking his 4th consecutive Grade 2 Haydock Champion Hurdle Trial to move his career earnings to comfortably over £1 Million. He was bought as a 3yo store at Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sales for 25,000 Euros. Mr Whipped marked himself as a leading staying novice hurdler when winning Warwick’s Grade 2 Leamington Novices Hurdle for owners Mike Grech and Stuart Parkin, whilst his trainer Nicky Henderson also trained the two big January handicap hurdle winners, William Henry (Lanzarote hurdle, Kempton, January 13) and Jenkins (Holloway Hurdle, Ascot, January 20) who were both bought as youngsters by David Minton for their owners Dai Walters and Paul Sandy respectively.

January 5

Festival glory

Highflyer purchased had a successful time of it over the holiday period. Grade 1 victories were achieved by Buveur D’Air (Christmas Hurdle), Might Bite (King George VI Chase) and Footpad (Racing Post Novices’ Chase) with other black-type wins by Politologue (Desert Orchid Chase), Gold Present (Silver Cup), Claimantakinforgan (Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle), Yanworth (Dipper Novices’ Chase) and Wholestone (Relkeel Hurdle). This brings the running tally of Graded/Listed races won by Highflyer buys this season to 47.

December 19

Two Grade 1 winners and 4 Grade 2 winners

In a matter of 7 days, Highflyer purchases won 2 Grade 1 Chases and 4 Grade 2 events in the U.K. for their owners. The brace of Grade 1 victories came at Sandown on 9 December with Politologue (for owner John Hales) in the Tingle Creek (the 9th winner of this race bought by Anthony Bromley) and Sceau Royal in the Henry VIII Novices Chase. The Grade 2 wins were led by My Tent Or Yours in the International Hurdle at Sandown (in the process beating another David Minton buy in The New One), Peterborough Chase winner Top Notch, along with We Have A Dream in the Summit Juvenile Hurdle and Keepers Hill (bought by Tessa Greatrex for her trainer-husband Warren) in the Grade 2 December Novices Chase at Doncaster.

READ MORE