Blog: Meet BT’s New Intern, Stephen O Connor

June 7, 2012

  My name is Steve O Connor and I am currently a member of the 2011 – 2013 Darley Flying Start. Last week I was lucky enough to begin my US work placement with leading bloodstock sales agency Bradley Thoroughbreds, based no further then across the hallway from the Flying Start office in Lexington, Kentucky…. Read the Rest »

BT Buys Empire Maker Filly at F-T Midlantic

May 23, 2012

  Empire Maker’s exportation to Japan essentially assured his remaining U.S. crops would be filled with stars. On Friday, In Lingerie followed in the hoofsteps of Royal Delta to become the second consecutive daughter of Empire Maker to capture the GII Black-Eyed Susan S. at Pimlico, and later in the card another sophomore daughter, Coup, won the $100,000 Hilltop S…. Read the Rest »

Miss Liberty Becomes Stakes Placed In 2nd U.S. Start

May 17, 2012

Miss Liberty (FR) garnered her first U.S. black type in her second State side start on Saturday in the $85,000 Genuine Devotion Stakes at Belmont Park. Purchased in France by Bradley Thoroughbreds on behalf of owners George Bolton and Peter Leidel, Miss Liberty was a twice listed stakes winner in France. On Saturday she showed… Read the Rest »

Meet BT’s Newest Trainer Michelle Nihei

May 15, 2012

  Bradley Thoroughbreds is launching a “Girl-Power” driven racing venture emphasizing the fun and competition of Thoroughbred racing. This group will buy two to three fillies and put them in training with Michelle Nihei. Michelle began training on her own in 2007 after being an exercise rider and assistant to Todd Pletcher for 5 years. During her… Read the Rest »

Hierro Wins the Derby Trial

May 8, 2012

The Hard Spun colt Hierro showed great promise as a juvenile last year, first selling for $350,000 at OBS March to Stonestreet Stables, then earning TDN Rising Star status with an eye-catching 5 1/4-length maiden win under the Twin Spires in November. On Apr. 28, the Steve Asmussen-trained 3-year-old lived up to that promise in… Read the Rest »

Blog: Big Weekend for Bradley Thoroughbreds

May 2, 2012

  Other than my son, Henry’s graduation last year I haven’t missed the Kentucky Derby in 15 years! But for an unprecedented 2nd year in a row instead of the Derby, I’m headed to New York to cheer on two horses from the Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Racing Ventures. Ninety Degrees runs in a tough maiden special weight… Read the Rest »

A Look Back at Dayatthespa’s Win

April 25, 2012

Full Race Replay of the [G3] Appalachian Stakes Interview with Trainer Chad Brown and Jockey Javier Castellano Trophy Presentation After the Win!   Dayatthespa resting in her stall after her victory

Dayatthespa Never Looks Back in Appalachian

April 20, 2012

Favored Dayatthespa spoiled the Keeneland return of Somali Lemonade with a dominating front-running victory the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths on the turf April 19.Ridden by Javier Castellano, Dayatthespa won for her third stakes in as many tries this year while completing the one-mile test for 3-year-old fillies in 1:36.08 over… Read the Rest »

Pink Lollipops Wins Again at Santa Anita

April 17, 2012

Arnold Zetcher LLC’s PINK LOLLIPOPS (Silver Deputy) collected her second win in five starts with another stylish victory at Santa Anita today. The BT program graduate, who broke her maiden sprinting six panels in 1:08 1/5 in a Santa Anita maiden special in December, was the crowd’s 2-5 choice to double up in a tough… Read the Rest »