Highflyer Bloodstock
  • NEPTUNE COLLONGES… Winner of 16 races and £1.3 million including 2012 Grand National and three Grade 1 chases in Ireland
  • SPRINTER SACRE… Outstanding 2-mile chaser in 2011-12 season with multiple graded victories including G1 Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival
  • BOBS WORTH… Dual Cheltenham Festival winner in 2011 and 2012 winning Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Hurdle and Grade 1 RSA Chase. Bought for £20,000
  • RIVERSIDE THEATRE… Triple Grade 1 winner over fences winning 2012 Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham Festival and the Betfair Ascot Chase in 2011 and 2012. Bought for £44,000
  • 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 the last five years
  • BINOCULAR… Winner of 2010 Champion Hurdle and G1 Christmas Hurdle in 2010 and 2011
  • LONG RUN… Winner of five G1 races including 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup

Highflyer News Archive

 

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

November 14

November Fireworks

November has begun brilliantly for Highflyer-sourced horses. On Bonfire weekend alone, 12 of their buys were in the Winners Enclosure incl a terrific treble at the Auteuil International 48hr Festival led by ALEX DE LARREDYA (Gr1) and French Champion 3yo Chaser EDWARD D'ARGENT. Other Graded winners that weekend were FRODON (Rising Stars Nov chase) and SCEAU ROYAL (Elite Hurdle).
The latest November weekend (12th-13th) has seen the Graded wins continue with TAQUIN DU SEUIL (Betvictor Gold Cup), LE PREZIEN (Arkle Trial) and Gr3 Irish hurdles winner MISSY TATA. Highflyer buys have already won 22 individual Graded/Listed races over jumps this season which is well on the way to breaking the Agency's own Seasonal record.

October 31

Highflying start to UK NH Season

Owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede have had a sparkling October with 8 winners in the UK and Ireland, including the impressive SCEAU ROYAL (in the £35,000 Masterson Hurdle at Cheltenham) as well as promising novice hurdle winners, WHOLESTONE, LASER LIGHT AND EL TERREMOTO. Other Anthony Bromley purchases this month to have done well include HARGAM (Listed winner at Kempton) and SILSOL (gutsy winner of the Gr 2 West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby).

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.

December 30

Excellent end to the year

December 29 was a Red Letter Day for the Highflyer buying team as they were responsible for a treble at Newbury (inc. Gr.1 Challow Hurdle winner Barters Hill) and also a treble at Doncaster (inc. Listed mares’ chase winner Ma Filleule). This capped a great festive period for their clients with Gr.2 victories for the likes of Sprinter Sacre and Yanworth as well as a plethora of smart juvenile hurdle winners during December including Who Dares Wins (Gr.2), Sceau Royal, Gibralfaro, Clan Des Obeaux and Fixe Le Kap to name just a few. Along with impressive older novices like Bristol de Mai over fences and Altior over hurdles, 2016 promises to be another big year for Highflyer.

December 1

Hennessy hero

SMAD PLACE, purchased by Anthony Bromley as a 3yo from France for his owners Peter and Trish Andrews, ran out a hugely impressive winner of the Hennessy Gold Cup at the weekend. He is now one of the favourites for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March and his next outing is likely to be the Cotswold Chase on Trials Day at Cheltenham, towards the end of January. It capped a great Hennessy Festival for Highflyer with 6 winning purchases during the meeting. In particular, keep an eye out for BUVEUR D’AIR, ALOOMOMO and FLY DU CHARMIL who all look to have big races within their sights this season.

November 19

Sprinter Sacre sizzles

The Champion Chaser of 2013, SPRINTER SACRE, bounced back to winning ways in no uncertain terms at the Paddy Power Open meeting at Cheltenham when sauntering to a 14l success in the Gr.2 Scloer Chase on Nov 15. Bought by David Minton for the Mould family, this was his 15th career victory and brought his earnings up to £820,000. Other Minton-purchased winners on the same card were Alitor (Grade 2 win) and Ballyandy (Listed win), who cost £16,000 as a foal.

November 3

Vibrato Valtat makes impressive return

Highflyer buys had a lucrative weekend and this trend has continued into the early part of the week too. On Saturday the team were responsible for 6 winners, most notably Ptit Zig and Tessie Greatrex’s purchase Kilcooley, both winning Grade 2 events for connections. On Sunday, Saphir Du Rheu took a Listed chase in bloodless fashion, whilst on Monday at Kempton, Smad Place did likewise – both horses are now bound for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. On Tuesday (November 3), Vibrato Valtat made an impressive return to action by winning the Haldon Gold Cup (Gr.2) by 4 lengths, to add to the rising tally of Highflyer-bought Graded/Listed winners this season.

October 2015

Cesarewitch stunner

On October 10, Highflyer purchase Grumeti added the prestigious BetFred Cesarewitch at Newmarket to his impressive tally of big-race wins for the McNeill family, which includes the Grade 1 Aintree 4-y-o hurdle and the Grade 2 Dovecote Hurdle at Kempton. He has won career earnings of over £320,000. Over the same weekend, jump racing stepped up a gear and Highflyer buys were once more to the fore with a treble at Chepstow (through Cocktails At Dawn, Drop Out Joe and Altior) and a Grade 3 Chase winner at Auteuil in Kobrouk who goes for the Grade 1 French Champion 4yo Chase next in early November.

September 24

Flat 2015

Highflyer buys have been having another successful year ‘on the level’. High-profile handicap successes have been supplied by the likes of the 100-rated trio of Carry On Deryck and John Reel and Chatez, who won the Doncaster Spring Mile as well as Big Thunder and hat-trick scorer Who Dares Wins. The 2yos have been flying the flag too for the agency with dual winner Essenaitch, Peak Hill, Jim Dandy, Inn The Bull and Scarlet Dragon all looking to be progressive performers who will continue to improve into 2016. The great Highflyer stalwart Kingsgate Native still continues to add to his tally despite his rising years and won another 5f Listed event in 2015, taking his career earnings to over £840,000 – not bad for a 20,000 gns yearling purchase.

May 11

2014/15 NH Season

The latest N.H. season has been the best-ever for the Highflyer-buying team. A record-breaking 71 Graded/Listed races were won during the season by horses purchased for their owners by the Highflyer agents, Anthony Bromley, David Minton and Tessie Greatrex. Interestingly, these 71 winners were trained by 18 different trainers.

The highlights were undoubtedly three Grade 1 victories for Silviniaco Conti in the King George VI, Betfair and Betfred Bowl Chases and the Grand National/Hennessy Gold Cup winner, Many Clouds, who gave his owner Trevor Hemmings his third Grand National winner (all 3 of which were bought by David Minton). The Cheltenham Festival saw Highflyer purchases filling the 1-2-3 positions in the Triumph Hurdle (Peace And Co, Top Notch and Hargam) as well as the 1-2 in the World Hurdle (Cole Harden and Saphir Du Rheu) and the Ryanair Chase (Uxizandre and Ma Filleule). In total 16 Grade 1 races were won by Highflyer buys, with 4 of these coming at the Aintree Grand National Meeting.

April 20

Sizzling in Scotland

The Ayr Scottish National meeting yielded 5 winners for the Highflyer Buying Team. Pride of place goes to David Minton forhis 2nd Grand National winner inside one week as Wayward Prince romped away with the Scottish version, just 7 days after Many Clouds’ stunning victory at Aintree. Both winners were purchased as foals for their owners by David. Other smart winners up at Ayr were Top Gamble (Gr2), Different Gravey, William Henry and Puffin Billy. All look to have big futures.

April 12

Astonishing Aintree again

The Grand National meeting at Aintree oncemore proved a happy hunting ground for Highflyer purchases with 7 victors over the 3 days. Leading the way was the Grand National winner Many Clouds bought by David Minton. However there were 4 Grade 1 winners in the form of Saphir Du Rheu, All Yours, Silviniaco Conti and Whisper as well as Friday's Grade 3 winner Theinval and Tessie Greatrex's purchase Barters Hill in the Gr2 Champion Bumper. This took the firm's seasonal tally of Graded/Listed wins to a whopping 69.

More Grand National success

MANY CLOUDS' victory in the Crabbies Grand National was the third Winner in 5 years of the World's Greatest Steeplechase to be bought by Highflyer. This was also the 3rd winner of the race to be owned by Trevor Hemmings with all 3 being bought by David Minton following on from the successes of Hedgehunter (2005) and Ballabriggs (2011). Many Clouds recorded the second fastest National in history and carried the highest weight to victory since Red Rum in 1974. A great achievement from the horse, jockey Leighton Aspell, and trainer Oliver Sherwood.

March 16

Cheltenham glory

Highflyer buys won 5 races at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival with Grade 1 victories being supplied by Peace And Co, Uxizandre and Cole Harden. Indeed the buying team were actually responsible for the 1-2-3 in both the World Hurdle and the Triumph Hurdle as well as the 1-2 in the Ryanair Chase. Cole Harden’s was Tessie Greatrex’s first Cheltenham Festival winner and the other 2 winners at the meeting bought by Anthony Bromley were Aux Ptit Soins (Coral Cup) and Cause Of Causes (NH Chase). As well as the 5 winners the team also bought 22 others who earned placed prizemoney during the great 4-day Festival.

March 6

More pre-Cheltenham successes

Highflyer-purchases have been continuing their winning ways in the top races over the past fortnight, led by the all-the-way Graded winner, Gitane du Berlais at Auteuil in France, who earned her owners a whopping €60,000. Irish Saint was a facile winner of the Gr 2 Pendil Novices’ Chase at Kempton whilst Kilcooley beat another Highflyer buy, Silsol, in the Gr 2 National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell. Different Gravey won a Listed hurdle and other impressive recent winner include Inner Drive, Chosen Well and the Grimthorpe Chase winner, Wayward Prince.

February 15

More glorious Graded wins

The last 2 weekends have yielded another 4 Graded and Listed winners for Highflyer purchases to take their Seasonal tally to a record 50 wins. The Grade 1 Ascot Chase sits on top of the tree with a Highflyer 1-2 in the shape of Balder Succes and Ma Filleule. Both will now renew rivalry in Cheltenham's Ryanair Chase on March 12. Vibrato Valtat and Ainsi Fideles took Grade 2 novice chases at Warwick (Kingmaker) and Ascot (Reynoldstown) and now go for Grade 1 contests at Cheltenham and Aintree respectively. Other impressive recent winners include Top Notch, Barters Hill, Arpege D'Alene, Opening Batsman and Masters Hill.

February 1

Highflying weekend

Another very successful weekend for Highflyer purchases with Grade 1-winning mare Gitane Du Berlais leading the way and booking herself a trip to the big Spring Festivals with an easy all-the-way victory in the prestigious Scilly Isles novices chase at Sandown. Ned Stark (Gr2 chase), Hargam (Listed Scottish Triumph Hurdle), and Silsol (Welsh Champion Hurdle) were other notable winners along with Dawalan, Aigle de la See and Pain Au Chocolat.

January 26

More graded successes

Highflyer buys won five Grade 2 events on Saturday 24th January bringing the company’s tally of Graded/Listed winners this season to 43, which is well on the way to breaking our record of 57 victories in the 2012-13 season. Saturday’s winners were Many Clouds, Saphir Du Rheu, Peace And Co, Caracci Apache and Ordo Ab Chao. These five horses were trained by four different trainers and all now head for the Cheltenham Festival.

January 19

Highflyer continues good run into 2015

Highflyer buys, The New One (Gr2), Bitofapuzzle (Gr2) and Balder Succes (Listed) have continued the company’s good run into 2015. Other recent winners with Festival aspirations include Josses Hill, Top Notch, Brook, Top Gamble, Surgar Baron and Grumeti.

January 4

A very happy new year for Highflyer

The festive period was a gloriously successful one for Highflyer purchases, with three Grade 1 and six Grade 2/3 winners. Top of the tree was undoubtedly Silviniaco Conti’s second victory in the King George VI Chase and this represented the ninth consecutive winner of the race to be bought by Anthony Bromley following Kauto Star (5 wins) and Long Run (2). The other Grade 1 winnners over the holiday period were Bristol De Mai and L’Ami Serge who are now very prominent in the betting for the Cheltenham Festival and over fences Ptit Zig and Vibrato Valtat ruled the roost at 2m4f and 2 miles.

December 14

Amazing run continues

The last two weekends have seen Highflyer purchases to the fore yet again with another 7 Graded/Listed winners being sourced by the team. Most notable was the Champion Hurdle joint favourite, The New One’s win in the International Hurdle but Vibrato Valtat’s Grade 1 novice chase victory put him firmly into the Arkle Trophy picture. Other Grade 2 victories were achieved by Vyta Du Roc, Virak and Peace And Co who leapt to Triumph Hurdle favouritism after an impressive win at Doncaster

December 1

Highflyer Hennessy Festival

Another Big Racing Festival and another big haul of winners for Highflyer buys with 8 winning horses at Newbury's Hennessy meeting. Top of the shop was undoubtedly Many Clouds' brilliant win in the showpiece race but other top winners were Medinas (Gr2), L’Ami Serge (Listed) and the valuable handicap winner Silsol. Other winners to follow from the meeting include Ned Stark, Yanworth and Different Gravey.

November 25

Betfair brilliance

Silviniaco Conti became Highflyer’s sixth winner of the £200,000 Grade 1 Betfair Chase on November 22, following in the hoof prints of the great Kauto Star. He goes next for Kempton’s King George VI Chase over Christmas and will try to make it nine consecutive wins on the bounce for Highflyer purchases in that great race. Other notable winners for the team over the Betfair weekend were The New One, Vasco Du Ronceray, Midnight Shot and Virak.

November 21

Paddy Power successes

Highflyer purchases won 6 of the races over the Paddy Power Open Festival at Cheltenham with 5 of the successes coming in Graded/Listed events. The highlight was Caid Du Berlais’ victory in the Paddy Power Gold Cup but there were other impressive performances put up by Sam Winner (Gr3), Vyta Due Roc (Gr2), Uxizandre (Listed) and Bitofapuzzle (Listed).

November 4

A Highflying weekend

Ten winners over the weekend were purchased by the Highflyer team, with six of them doing so in Graded/Listed contests. Pride of place falls to Zarkandar with his 5 length victory in the 370,000 euro Gr.1 Prix D’Automne at Auteuil. On the same day Kobrouk won the 200,000 euro Champion 3yo Chase by 8 lengths at Auteuil. What A Warrior (a 17,000 euro store purchase) won the Gr.3 Chase at Ascot and three Listed races were won by Ulck Du Lin, Many Clouds (6,000 euros as a foal) and Aurore D’Estruval.

September 29

Potential stars on show

Some impressive performances in the last few days have been posted by Highflyer buys. Unanimite thrust himself to the front of the early betting market for the 2015 Triumph Hurdle with a bloodless victory at Market Rasen. Son Du Berlais was a facile winner at Newton Abbot and now heads for the Grade 2 Persian War Novices’ Hurdle at the end of October. Ainsi Fideles on September 25 won his fifth consecutive chase at Perth and could now go for a £20,000 novice chase at Cheltenham on October 18.

May 12

Stellar 2013-14 season

Another great season for Highflyer purchases with 50 graded/listed winners for the team headed by King George VI winner Silviniaco Conti, Aintree Hurdle winner The New One, Christmas Hurdle victor My Tent Or Yours and Lexus Chase winner Bobs Worth as well as numerous big handicap winners like Triolo D’Alene (Hennessy), Ma Filleule (Topham), Lac Fontana (County) and Whisper (Coral Cup). The pinnacle of the season was no doubt the purchase of 10 winners (6 at Grade 1 level) at the Aintree Grand National meeting.

April 12

Flying high in Scotland

The prestigious two-day Ayr National Meeting saw six Highflyer purchases reach the Winners' Enclosure. The most notable achievement was buying the 1st and 2nd in the Premier race the Scottish National with French import Al Co winning from last year's victor Godsmejudge. Two smart hurdle winners for Paul Nicholls at the meeting are certainly worth remembering for next season when they go chasing in the shape of Brother du Berlais and Vivaldi Collonges.

April 7

An outstanding Aintree

The Highflyer Team purchased TEN winners over the 3-day Meeting. This
included 6 at Grade 1 Level with only one coming in a handicap (and that was
the £120k Topham Chase winner Ma Filleule). The New One and Whisper took the top honours on the Hurdling front winningthe two Championship races at 2m4f and 3m, whilst Silviniaco Conti won the Blue Riband Steeplchase of the meeting – the Betfred Bowl. The best novice hurdles went to the Bromley-purchased pair of Josses Hill and Lac Fontana and in the novice chase division over the same distances, Balder Succes and Uxizandre ruled the roost for Alan King. The other Highflyer winners at the Festival were the very recently purchased duo of Warne (Foxhunters) and Ballybolley who took the last race on National Day – the Champion Bumper for Nigel Twiston-Davies. This brought up the 10 winners (48% of the races run) of which nine were Graded events for five different trainers.

March 22

Memorable Newbury meeting

Highflyer purchases were certainly ruling the roost at Newbury's two-day March meeting with an astonishing seven winners to their name. High-class performances were posted by both Volnay De Thaix and My Wigwam Or Yours on the Friday before three impressive victories from Pepite Rose, Aldopicgros and the DBS Sales Bumper winner Gaitway continued the same trend on Saturday. All these winners appear to have big futures and are horses to follow into next season and beyond.

March 14

Cheltenham glory

Another successful Cheltenham Festival with 3 winning purchases. Grade 1 scorer Taquin Du Seuil led the way in the JLT Novices Chase with the other Graded winners being Lac Fontana (County Hurdle) and Whisper (Coral Cup). There were a number of near misses too with 9 Highflyer horses finishing 2nd - six of them at Grade 1 level, including My Tent Or Yours in the Champion Hurdle and Smad Place in the RSA Chase.

February 22

Grade 2 double at Kempton Park

Two decisive victories for Highflyer purchases at the last recognised Cheltenham Trials meeting at Kempton came in the shape of Activial (trained by Harry Fry) in the Grade 2 Adonis Hurdle and Balder Succes (Alan King) in the prestigious Grade 2 Pendil Novices Chase. Whilst both hold strong Grade 1 entries at Cheltenham, they might well just wait for Aintree instead.

February 15

Long Run wins

Long Run was in the winners enclosure at Kelso earlier this week when taking the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase. Today's action saw three Highflyer-purchased successes with A Vos Gardes at Ascot and Minellahalfcentury and Aldopicgros at Wincanton.

February 9

Listed race winner

Paul Nicholls' Vibrato Valtat, purchased by Highflyer took the Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices Hurdle at Exeter today.

February 8

Betfair Super Saturday

Highflyer had a Super Saturday to remember with a treble at Newbury and the winner of the Kingmaker Novices Chase at Warwick in the shape of Balder Succes. Highlight of the day was the £20,000-purchase Splash Of Ginge, who made much of the running to take Europe's most valuable jumps handicap, the Betfair Hurdle. Highflyer's two other winners on the card could well be making their own headlines come March at Cheltenham, namely Calipto (Triumph Hurdle) and Smad Place (RSA Chase).

January 25

Grade 2 double

At Doncaster today Highflyer purchased had two Grade 2 winners - with Alan King's Valdez winning the Lightning Novices Chase and Malcolm Jefferson's Urban Hymn taking the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle. At Cheltenham, Lac Fontana took the valuable handicap hurdle for Paul Nicholls' stable.

January 19

More Graded success

Highflyer buys Irish Saint, Taquin Du Seuil and Gitane Du Berlais all comfortably won Grade 2 events in the UK and Ireland over the weekend. In addition, another Highflyer purchase won the £50,000 handicap chase at Ascot, in the shape of Bury Parade. Big spring targets are on the agenda for all four of them now.

January 11, 2014

New Year - Same story

A Highflyer hat-trick at Kempton plus 1-2-3 in the Graded Hurdle at Warwick continued the great run of the team's purchases this season. Highlight of the day was the 1-2 of Royal Boy and Josses Hill in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle plus Saphir du Rheu's romp in the Lanzarote and Tessie Greatrex's buy Deputy Dan's impressive graded win at Warwick.  

December 29

More Grade 1 success

Bobs Worth was the toast of Ireland when taking the Grade 1 Lexus Chase at Leopardstown catapulting him back to clear favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Another big chase winner on the day for Highflyer was Mountainous (a £50,000 buy at DBS) who courageously took the prestigious Welsh National at Chepstow for trainer Richard Lee and owners James Potter and Dai Walters. Two other good winners to keep an eye out for the rest of this season were Deputy Dan (bought by Highflyer's Tessie Greatrex) and Stand To Reason who remains unbeaten over hurdles for Nicky Henderson.

December 26

Historic Highflyer heroes

A sensational Grade 1 double for Highflyer buys saw Silviniaco Conti take the King George VI Chase and My Tent Or Yours win the prestigious Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on the course's biggest day of the year. In fact, the Christmas Hurdle was actually a 1-2-3 for the Highflyer team as they also purchased The New One and Sametegal. However, more importantly Silvianico Conti's victory marked the 8th consecutive win in the King George for Anthony Bromley's purchases following Long Run (2 wins) and Kauto Star (5 wins).

December 16

Another successful weekend

THE two-day Cheltenham International meeting did not disappoint and Highflyer purchases were once again to the fore. The headline race saw a Highflyer 1-2 with The New One (a €25,000 purchase) beating Zarkandar. Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge continues to be the clear Champion Hurdle favourite and he goes next for the Gr 1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on 26 December. Sam Winner put himself in line for one of the top Cheltenham Festival novice chases after an emphatic win whilst Black Thunder did likewise with a good display of jumping to win the Gr 2 novice chase at Lingfield.

December 12

Five winners at Huntingdon and Taunton

TODAY saw Highflyer responsible for five winners at Huntingdon and Taunton, the highlight of which was the victory of Riverside Theatre in the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon.

December 7

Another Saturday Highflyer Haul

ANOTHER seven winners for the Highflyer Team today was led by a show-stopping 1-2-3 in the Grade 1 Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown. Hinterland led the way from two other previous Grade 1 winners, Grandouet and Taquin Du Seuil to give their buyer Anthony Bromley a clean sweep. He was also responsible on the day for the two Listed winners at Aintree, Unioniste and Gitane Du Berlais as well as the promising youngsters Saphir Du Rheu and Splash Of Ginge.

December 5

ROA Accolades

THERE can be no higher achievement for a racehorse owner than their horse winning the Award for Racehorse Of The Year which is voted by their peers within the ROA and in 2013 the recipient was Mrs Caroline Mould for her outstanding chaser Sprinter Sacre, who was bought by David Minton of Highflyer Bloodstock. He was also responsible for purchasing the Outstanding Novice Hurdler of the Year in The New One who beat another Highflyer purchase My Tent Or Yours for the award.

November 30

Highflyer horses on fire

A sizzling hot Newbury Hennessy meeting yielded an amazing 10 successes for the Highflyer Team with Triolo d'Alene's win in the Hennessy Gold Cup (Gr 3) and Celestial Halo's Gr 2 Long Distance Hurdle victory leading the way. Other winners included the smart novice chasers Wonderful Charm (Gr 2) and Valdez, as well as leading novice hurdlers Calipto, Wilde Blue Yonder and Volnay De Thaix. The first Gr 1 hurdle of the UK jumps season went to the Highflyer-purchased My Tent Or Yours in Newcastle's Fighting Fifth Hurdle for trainer Nicky Henderson with the agency having also purchaed Grumeti who ran a great race to reach the frame in the same race for the Alan King stable. Both were making their seasonal debuts and look to have big seasons ahead of them.

November 14

Highflyer/Million In Mind 4yo Chase

Highflyer and Million In Mind are sponsoring the £12,000 4yo Chase at Warwick on 20 November. Previous winners have included Voy Por Ustedes and Nadiya De La Vega.

November 13

Winners Galore!

News came from Australia that the Highflyer-purchase King Of Dudes had won a £50,000 flat race for his trainer Aaron Purcell. Meanwhile in the UK, Highflyer were responsible for 7 winners today - with trebles at Bangor Allerton (Fergal O'Brien), Herdsman (Sue Smith) and A Vos Gardes (Charlie Longsdon)) and at Exeter Ballyculla (Warren Greatrex), Smad Place and Valdez (both Alan King's). On the flat, Nigel Twiston-Davies' Golden Jubilee won at Kempton's evening meeting.

November 10

Big weekend for Paul Nicholls/Highflyer

Led by Ptit Zig's impressive Grade 1 victory in France's Champion 4yo Hurdle, the Nicholls/Bromley buying team had a weekend to remember. They also combined to win the Grade 2 Rising Stars Chase at Wincanton with Wonderful Charm and a hot novices chase at Sandown with Hinterland, who now goes for the Grade 2 Henry VIII Novices Chase at Sandown.

November 1

Five winners

Highflyer purchases accounted for five winners today - with Uttoxeter scorers Raya Star and Wilde Blue Yonder (both for Alan King) and wins at Wetherby for Rally (Nicky Henderson), Orange Nassau (Charlie Longsdon) and Cyrien Star (Henry Daly).

October 20

Quality to the fore

The New One's sensational win in the Listed Hurdle at Kempton was clearly the highlight of the weekend for Highflyer, who purchased him for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies for the bargain price of 25,000eurs as an unraced 3yo. In addition to the new Champion Hurdle joint- favourite they were also responsible for 5 other winners at both Kempton and Cheltenham over the weekend incl the smart 4yo's Sametegal and Lac Fontana.

October 12

Four wins

Highflyer were responsible for four winners today with a treble at Chepstow (Keltus, Balder Succes and Al Co) and a flat winner at York with Running Deer.

September 27

Big Thunder wins his fifth race of the season

Highflyer-purchased Big Thunder has recorded his fifth flat win of the season from eight starts for his owners John Brown and Megan Dennis and his trainer Sir Mark Prescott.  

August 24

Ebor glory

Tiger Cliff was an emotional winner of Europe's richest handicap, the £155,000 Ebor at York. Bought by Anthony Bromley for 27,000 Guineas from Tattersalls Book 1 as a yearling for Sir Henry Cecil's great friend Henry Ponsonby, he now heads for the Cesarewitch.

May 25

Kingsgate Native wins the Group 2 Temple Stakes

Kingsgate Native, bought by Highflyer as a yearling for 20,000 Guineas wins the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock Park.

April 20, 2013

A Scottish Grand National winner

The Scottish Grand National (Grade 3) worth £102,000 was won by Alan King's Godsmejudge who was purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock for 38,000 Guineas in 2011.

April 6, 2013

Four-timer on Day Two of Aintree

The Friday of Aintree saw Highflyer Bloodstock responsible for four winners, headed by Sprinter Sacre's win in the Grade 1 Melling Chase. His trainer Nicky Henderson was also responsible for the Grade 2 Novice Hurdle winner My Tent Or Yours, Triolo d'Alene who took the Grade 3 Topham Chase and Minella Forfitness, the winner of the Listed handicap hurdle.

April 5, 2013

Grade 1 treble on first day of Aintree

Highflyer Bloodstock purchases ruled the roost on the Thursday of Aintree, led by Paul Nicholls' Zarkandar's battling display to outgun another Highflyer buy, The New One in the premier Grade 1 of the day, the Aintree Hurdle. Nicky Henderson's Captain Conan ran away with the Grade 1 novices chase and the Alan King-trained 4yo filly L'Unique was an impressive winner of the Grade 1 juvenile hurdle - the 5th time in 6 years that Anthony Bromley has purchased the winner of that Championship race.

April 1, 2013

Eight winners for Highflyer

There were a further 8 winners for Highflyer Bloodstock purchases over the Easter Weekend including the impressive winner Private Equity at Huntingdon for the Million In Mind Partnership, whose five horses this season have all won.

March 16, 2013

Six winners for Highflyer

Winners today at three meetings - with a treble at Kempton (Poungach, West Wizard and Salmanazar), a double at Uttoxeter (Hunters Lodge and Deputy Dan) and Mountainous winning at Ffos Las.

March 15, 2013

First and third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Highflyer Bloodstock were responsible for the purchase of the first and third in the Gold Cup, with Nicky Henderson's Bobs Worth and Long Run.

March 13, 2013

Notable treble on Day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival

Sprinter Sacre sprinted away to win the Grade 1 Champion Chase by 19 lengths for trainer Nicky Henderson, with Nigel Twiston-Davies' The New One running on strongly to take the Neptune Investment Novices Hurdle (Grade 1). The third leg of the Highflyer-purchased treble was Alan King's Medinas, who won the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3).

February 23, 2013

Graded race double at Kempton

A double at Kempton with Irish Saint taking the Adonis Hurdle (Grade 2) and the 10,000 Guineas purchase (Doncaster Spring Sales of 2010) Opening Batsman winning the Grade 3 Racing Plus Chase Handicap.

February 16, 2013

Cheltenham Pointers

The trials continue to go well for Highflyer buys. Today Zarkandar smoothly took the Gr 2 Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton and Far West quickened impressively at Ascot to cement their Festival chances in the Champion and Triumph Hurdles. At Haydock Two Rockers of Alan King's easily won the Gr 2 novices hurdle over 3 miles and is now being aimed at the Neptune at Cheltenham.

February 9, 2013

Super Saturday with 9 winners

Highflyer Bloodstock was responsible for 9 winners today, with 5 at Newbury – Chatterbox, Master Of The Sea, Silviniaco Conti (Gr 2), My Tent Or Yours (Gr 3) and Unioniste and 4 at Warwick – Ma Filleule (Gr 2), Molotof, Godsmejudge and Vice Et Vertu.

February 3, 2013

Sametegal takes the Scottish Triumph Hurdle

Highflyer purchase Sametegal won the Scottish Triumph Hurdle at Musselburgh this afternoon.

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February 2, 2013

Captain Conan wins the Scilly Isles

The highlights of a day when Highflyer Bloodstock was responsible for six winners was the victory of Captain Conan in the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Chase at Sandown Park and Medinas winning the Welsh Champion Hurdle.

January 26, 2013

Cheltenham Trials Day double

With racing resuming at Cheltenham today after the freeze, Highflyer purchases Rolling Star took the opening Triumph Hurdle Trial (Grade 2) on his UK debut and Sprinter Sacre was awesome again today, winning the Grade 1 Victor Chandler Chase by 14 lengths

January 12, 2013

Four winners today

Highflyer Bloodstock purchased four winners today - Herdsman, Fourjacks, L'Unique and the Grade 2 Neptune Investment Novices’ Hurdle winner, The New One .

January 5, 2013

Listed winner at Sandown

Une Artiste wins the 32red.com Mares’ Hurdle (Listed Race).

May 19, 2013

Celestial Halo wins in France

Highflyer buy Celestial Halo won the prestigious Grade 2 Prix La Barka Hurdle at Auteuil to become Paul Nicholls' first winner in France. The victory, which saw him beat all the best French hurdlers as well as the reigning French Champion Thousand Stars, has earned him a deserved tilt at the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil on 9 June.

May 17, 2013

Flat season is off and running

Two excellent winners in big flat handicaps last week for Henry Ponsonby showcased the ability of Highflyer to buy value in the flat market too. First Mohican (15,000 Guineas) firstly won at the York Dante Meeting closely followed by Tiger Cliff (20,000 Guineas) in the £30,000 handicap at Newmarket. Motivado, another Highflyer-purchased yearling, recently won a Gr 3 race in Australia.

April 28, 2013

Three winners on last day of the season

Highflyer purchased two winners at Sandown - Paul Nicholls' Ptit Zig won the handicpa hurdle and Henry Daly's Quentin Collonges took the Grade 3 handicap chase. Nicky Henderson's Oscar Hoof won at Market Rasen.

April 23, 2013

Sprinter Sacre wins at Punchestown

Nicky Henderson's Sprinter Sacre, purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock, takes his unbeaten run over fences to 10 with his victory in the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown (Grade 1).

December 29, 2012

Double at Newbury

Highflyer Bloodstock purchased two winners at Newbury, with Chatterbox taking the Introductory Hurdle and Taquin Du Seuil winning the Challow Hurdle (Grade 1) .

December 27, 2012

Three more winners at Kempton

A treble of Highflyer Bloodstock purchases won at Kempton today with Sanctuaire taking the Grade 2 Desert Orchid Chase, Irish Saint winning the juvenile hurdle and Bourne the handicap hurdle.

December 26, 2012

Gutsy win for Long Run to win the King George

The Highflyer Bloodstock-purchased Long Run, ridden by Sam Waley-Cohen, won his second King George (Grade 1) at Kempton Park today. A win by Charlie Longsdon's Loose Chips secured a double at Kempton for Highflyer purchases.

December 22, 2012

Four winners at the Ascot meeting

Highflyer Bloodstock were responsible for three winners on the Saturday of Ascot, with Paul Nicholls' Ulck Du Lin and Cedre Bleu in addition to Gordon Elliott's Cause Of Causes' victory in the valuable Labroke Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race). Oliver Sherwood's Puffin Billy took the Grade 2 hurdle on the Friday of the meeting.

December 17, 2012

Another super Saturday

Zarkandar, Unioniste and Far West were the toast of Cheltenham on December 15 for Paul Nicholls and all three were sourced by Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock. Incidentially, the firm also found the big race runners-up too in the shape of Grandouet and Walkon. All five look to have enhanced their chances for the main festival in March with their weekend exploits.

December 10, 2012

Outstanding Saturday… again

An astonishing 11 winners on Sat 8 December were purchased by Highflyer Bloodstock for their clients led by Gr.1 Tingle Creek winner Sprinter Sacre and Gr.2 novice chase winner Captain Conan. In fact, six of the seven winners on the Sandown card were purchased by Anthony and David. This was in addition to the impressive Gr.2 winner at Sandown on the Friday of the two-day meeting, Taquin Du Seuil.