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 »

Interview with Jockey Kendrick Carmouche

September 4, 2015

Kendrick Carmouche was considered “the king” of Parx Racecourse in Bensalem, Pennsylvania with five riding titles from 2008 to 2013. He has been informed that he will be inducted in to the Parx Racing Hall of Fame next year joining eight other jockey’s in this honor. At 31 years old Carmouche and his agent “Kid”… Read the Rest »

Dacita Takes Ballston Spa

August 31, 2015

Jockey Javier Castellano continued his role as the upset king at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29 in the $400,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT), which he won on 7-1 South American invaderDacita over heavily favored Tepin. The Ballston Spa immediately followed Castellano’s ground-shaking ride on longshot winner Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes… Read the Rest »

Delightful Joy Wins Monmouth Oaks

August 25, 2015

Delightful Joy brought smiles to the faces of her connections in her stakes debut on Saturday, Aug. 22, using a powerful stretch run to score a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3) at Monmouth Park. After winning two of her first four starts, including a one-mile allowance race in her most recent start July… Read the Rest »

Watsdachances Put Up in Beverly D. Stakes

August 16, 2015

For jockey Jamie Spencer, another apparent top-level victory at Arlington International Racecourse vanished when Secret Gesture was disqualified from first to third in the $700,000Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Saturday, Aug. 15. Watch Video The disqualification resulted in Michael Kisber, Nelson McMakin, and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Watsdachances, who rallied late to get second, being declared winner… Read the Rest »

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