Highflyer Bloodstock's Anthony Bromley has been named bloodstock agent of the year for 2023 by the Federation of Bloodstock Agents (FBA).
Operating in both the Flat and National Hunt spheres, Bromley has been represented by the winners of 10 Group/Grade 1 races in England, Ireland and France this year. That record could yet be extended as one of the group, Impaire Et Passe (Fr), is set to run in Sunday's GI Hatton's Grade Hurdle.
The English and Irish Arkle winner El Fabiolo (Fr) is another flag-bearer in the 'double green' of Bromley's long-standing clients Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, while on the Flat the agent was behind the purchase of star stayer Trueshan (Fr), G1 King's Stand S. winner Bradsell (GB) and G2 Lowther S. victrix Relief Rally (Ire), who is catalogued to sell in next week's Sceptre Sessions as Lot 1798.
Geoffrey Howson, honorary president of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents, said, “I first met Antony through David Minton and the late Peter Calver – a good judge of horses and men. I can recall Peter telling me that 'Brains' as he called Anthony, would go far in the industry. Anthony's knowledge of English, Irish and French jumping form is phenomenal.
“I have always been impressed by Anthony's management of the Souede and Munir horses and his dealings with the media regarding their runners.”
Bromley said, “I am thrilled to receive this award and it is particularly rewarding to be given something by your peers. Whilst it has indeed been a great year on the track for some of my buys, I have to thank my numerous amazing owners who continue to keep the faith by giving me the chances and of course to the trainers and jockeys who are so consistently top class. I am only the agent and would be nothing without those good teams supporting me.”