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Sweet Acclaim surges in Ellis Park Turf

July 15, 2016

By Marty McGee Sweet Acclaim got the stakes victory her connections were seeking Saturday when she came through as an odds-on favorite to win the 12th $50,000 Ellis Park Turf in western Kentucky. Sweet Acclaim was coming off a near-miss in the Grade 3 Mint Julep at her home track, Churchill Downs, when finishing 1… Read the Rest »

Brown sweeps trifecta as Dacita wins New York Stakes

June 29, 2016

Dacita beat Sea Calisi and Guapaza in the Grade 2, $500,000 New York Stakes on Friday at Belmont Park, but the big winner was Chad Brown, who trains all three fillies. Dacita, with Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard, wins the New York Stakes by three-quarters of a length Friday. “Listen, all three horses ran terrific, so… Read the Rest »

Sweet Acclaim (Ire) Takes CD Allowance

May 17, 2016

Sweet Acclaim (Ire), third in the 2013 G3 Oh So Sharp S. at Newmarket and in the 2014 GIII Appalachian S. at Keeneland, was fifth in the 2014 Tenski S. at Saratoga in her final start for trainer Chad Brown. Benched for 19 months, she was transferred to Brad Cox and returned in a grassy… Read the Rest »

Wake Forest Surges Past Rivals in Man o’ War

May 17, 2016

Weaving through horses in the stretch under John Velazquez, Wake Forest displayed a powerful late kick to surge past rivals in the final furlong to win the $400,000 Man o’ War Stakes (gr. IT) May 14 at Belmont Park. In completing the 1 3/8-mile test on the inner turf in 2:12.94 on firm turf, Michael… Read the Rest »

The Adaptation of Peter Bradley

December 2, 2015

Using a variation on the “necessity is the mother of invention” proverb, Bradley Thoroughbreds emerged from the recession with a change in emphasis in its business that has yielded terrific results. While Peter Bradley’s Lexington, Ky. bloodstock agency has had plenty of success since it was established in 1995, the results of its racing partnerships–now… Read the Rest »

Watsdachances Sells for $900,000 at Fasig-Tipton

November 2, 2015

WATSDACHANCES (IRE) has been nothing short of a super star for Bradley Thoroughbreds and partners. She has been first or second in 11 of 20 starts with earnings of $1,171,294. She was imported by Bradley Thoroughbreds as a two-year-old after breaking her maiden in Ireland and went on to have a very successful year. She… Read the Rest »

Bradley Chases BC Filly and Mare Turf Double

October 25, 2015

Pete Bradley cut his teeth in the Thoroughbred business in his native California, first walking hots and eventually becoming an assistant trainer on the Southern California circuit, where he acquired a love for turf racing. That knowledge has stood him in very good stead in his second career as a successful bloodstock agent based in… Read the Rest »

Grade I Winner Watsdachances A Star At Fasig-Tipton

October 14, 2015

Watsdachances? As in, what are the chances a Grade 1-winning mare will have finished first or second in 11 of 19 starts, registered stakes wins at two, three and five, and earned over $1.1 million? Or, what are the chances a horse will be good enough to be second in a Breeders’ Cup race at… Read the Rest »

Strict Compliance Takes Grade 3 Boiling Springs

September 8, 2015

Strict Compliance got a stiff challenge from Isabella Sings in the stretch run of the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 5 at Monmouth Park, but found just enough in the final strides to earn her first graded score for trainer Chad Brown. Off as the 3-2 favorite, the 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief   sat… Read the Rest »

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