Watsdachances Prevails by Neck in P.G. Johnson

August 30, 2012

  SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. –  Trainer Chad Brown pinpointed Wednesday’s $100,000 P.G. Johnson Stakes for Watsdachances almost from the moment the Irish-bred got off the plane and arrived at his barn earlier this summer,  then had her fit and ready to deliver a game neck decision over Broken Spell in the first turf stakes for… Read the Rest »

Big Week For BT and Partners at the Spa

August 28, 2012

    Trainer Chad Brown has already proven adept at developing a top-flight turf filly. Maram, in 2008, and More Than Real, in 2010, each won her debut at Saratoga and went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, although More Than Real was sold and won it for somebody else. In Watsdachances,… Read the Rest »

Three More Purchases for the BT Pinhook Venture

August 17, 2012

The Fasig-Tipton Sales in New York got off to a slow start on day one with 63 yearlings selling for an average of $236,349 and a median of $185,000. BT sat idle with no purchases the first night. The second night seemed like a different sale with 55 yearlings selling for an average of $334,727… Read the Rest »

The 2012-2013 Pinhook Venture is Off to a Fast Start

July 20, 2012

The one-day Fasig-Tipton July Sale kicked off the yearling sales season for 2012 and Bradley Thoroughbreds started with a bang! BT purchased four yearlings to start this years Pinhook Venture. Last year’s Venture purchased 18 yearlings and resold all of them as two-year-olds. The first purchase was made on Hip 131, a filly by the… Read the Rest »

BT Buys Tapit Colt for $280,000

July 11, 2012

  Last fall, Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Pete Bradley signed for a son of Hard Spun–Lucky Lavender Gal for $200,000 at Fasig’s Eastern Fall Yearling in Maryland. Five months later, he resold the colt to Darley’s John Ferguson for $870,000 at the sale company’s Florida Sale. It was a dynamite pinhook, and Bradley sees similar potential in… Read the Rest »

First Purchase for the Ladies First Racing Venture

June 28, 2012

  On Tuesday June, 19th Bradley Thoroughbreds, LLC made their first purchase for the new Ladies First Racing Venture. Hip # 53 a filly by Flashy Bull out of Karaka in of the OBS June Sale for $28,000. She is a beautiful gray filly with a big reach and stride on her as you can… Read the Rest »

Desert Blanc Retired

June 25, 2012

    Desert Blanc, winner of the Grade 1 Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park on June 9, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury, his connections announced Sunday. Trainer Chad Brown said he noticed some inflammation in the 4-year-old Desert Blanc’s tendon about a week after the Manhattan and an ultrasound “revealed… Read the Rest »

A Look Back at Desert Blanc’s G1 Victory

June 15, 2012

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 is a day the co-owners of Desert Blanc (GB) will never forget. There are only 117 Grade 1 races run in the U.S. each year and to win one is to have reached the pinnacle of  the sport of racing. The Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap was inaugurated in 1887… Read the Rest »

Desert Blanc Wins Manhattan Stretch Duel

June 10, 2012

  Making his second start in the U.S., Desert Blanc prevailed by a nose in a  deep stretch duel with Papaw Bodie to capture the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (gr. IT) on the June 9 Belmont Stakes card. In a race lacking any early speed, Hudson Steele took the lead from his outside post under Javier Castellano, with… Read the Rest »

Desert Blanc Has a Big Shot in the G1 Manhattan H.

June 8, 2012

Bradley Thoroughbreds’ French import Desert Blanc (GB) will make his 2nd U.S. start on Saturday against some serious company in the G1 Manhattan Stakes. This 1 mile and 1/4 event will be the third time he has competed at this distance in his career. Both times he put in good efforts, breaking his maiden and… Read the Rest »