Bradley Thoroughbred’s, LLC was founded in 1995 by Peter R. Bradley, III. Since then the company has flourished, trading top quality racehorses, broodmares, stallion shares and stallion prospects. BT has grown into a full service provider, offering expertise in all facets of the industry. We believe that our wide base of knowledge and experience is essential in advising our clients on their equine decisions. BT can assist with everything from matings and stallion shares, to insurance, broodmare purchases and pinhooking. BT has averaged approximately 17 percent profit to its pinhooking investors during the past 19 years.
Peter R. Bradley III has been acknowledged as one of the top bloodstock agents in America. Pete grew up on a cattle ranch in Northern California and attended the University of California at Davis. Soon his passion for racing would lead him to Hollywood Park, where he got his start, like most, walking hots. He quickly moved through the ranks on the Southern California circuit to become foreman and later assistant trainer to Gene Cleveland, where he worked with horses like Grade I winner Princess Karenda. Pete decided that his ultimate success in the thoroughbred industry would require a move to Kentucky. He accepted a position as farm manager for Brookdale Farm, and explored the business end of the industry during a four-year association with Cromwell Bloodstock Agency, where he was in charge of private sales. He was later lured away by world-renowned Lane’s End Farm, where he became the head of their Bloodstock Division. Since then Pete has cultivated his own business in the thoroughbred industry and has traded the world’s top horseflesh year after year. Bradley Thoroughbred’s has been a top performer with outstanding credentials since 1995, see accomplishments. Pete currently lives in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and has three children, Henry, Devon and Cavitt.
Devon Bradley joined the Bradley Thoroughbreds team in mid-June of 2018. She has a background in sales from her time at State Street Global advisors where she worked with financial advisors selling SPDR ETFs. She left SSGA and SPDR ETFs to follow her passion for horse racing. After three years on the racetrack as a traveling assistant for Shug McGaughey, she decided to take a look at the thoroughbred industry from a different lens. She will be helping find new stock for racing ventures in America and Europe, looking for broodmare and stallion prospects retiring off the track, and finding great new clients interested in getting involved with Bradley Thoroughbreds.
Aaron West joined Bradley Thoroughbreds in August of 2018 as our Racing Operations’ Manager after a two-year stint at the prestigious Lane’s End farm where he worked in the yearling, stallion, and broodmare divisions. Hailing from Little Rock, AR, Aaron fell in love with horse racing in Hot Springs going to Oaklawn Park while in college. He began a career in non-profits then moved to Kentucky to attend the North American Racing Academy and immerse himself in the Thoroughbred industry. Aaron will be managing Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Racing Ventures. He will work to improve our marketing strategies, social media presence, website, and be our all-around-can-do-client concierge.
A Hustonville, Kentucky native, now living in Nicholasville, KY, Vicky has a lifetime of experience in the breeding industry. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Animal Science and took her first job preparing Spendthrift Farm’s yearlings for the Keeneland July sale in 1979. After a similar stint at Gainesway, she moved on to Hill `n’ Dale Farm, where she managed the yearling fillies barn for ten years. Later she worked at Darby Dan Farm for eight years, where she rose to the position of yearling manager before becoming involved in the business end of the breeding operation. Vicky has worked with Pete for the past fifteen years, in research and administration
Cyndi is the newest member of the Bradley Thoroughbreds having joined the team in January 2017. A Barren county native Cyndi graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1983 with a degree in Management. She and her late husband moved to the Lexington area in 1989 and she began her career in the thoroughbred industry almost immediately. Cyndi’s duties include overseeing all office activities; accounting and bookkeeping; monitoring transactions for seasons, shares, and horses. When asked about the Thoroughbred business, Cyndi said, ‘I love the equine industry because it is dynamic, it’s always changing. It has terrific highs and terrible lows and all of the emotions in between. The horses are beautiful, powerful animals.’ Away from the office Cyndi volunteers with a local Georgetown Boy Scout troop, her own son, Chandler, is an Eagle Scout.