Services

Public and Private Sales

Over the last 19 years BT has evaluated, appraised, bought and sold thousands of thoroughbreds. Our experience has helped us develop an excellent eye for a horse, a keen understanding of bloodlines, and an astute realization of the market. Through all of this, we have forged some very strong relationships.  This, coupled with our knowledge of market trends and sales strategy, gives us confidence that we are an important tool for any investor’s portfolio. In short, we are very savvy ...

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Pinhooking

The term "pinhooking" is an old Kentucky tobacco term used when a speculator would buy a farmer's young plants and later identify them with a pinned note at market. Buying the plants low and selling high would return substantial profit for the speculators. In terms of thoroughbred auctions, pinhooking describes the practice of buying yearling horses at auction or privately, overseeing their breaking and training, and eventually re-selling them as race-ready two-year-olds in training. The same practice can be done ...

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Equine Insurance

Limestone Equine Insurance Agency is an affiliate of Bradley Thoroughbred’s, LLC. Under the Limestone name, we provide competitive quotes with secure insurance markets such as Lloyd's of London and A-rated domestic companies. We feel that our attention to detail, along with our bloodstock expertise and excellent customer service, gives us an edge in this competitive market. Limestone's relationship with these companies allows us to offer innovative quotes, on both straight and deductible policies. Because of our competitive rates, our straight ...

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Appraisals

Bradley Thoroughbred’s has been conducting appraisals of thoroughbred bloodstock for seventeen years. We would like to express our commitment to making BT’s appraisal services available to you when you need us. With over thirty years of experience in the thoroughbred industry, Peter Bradley and the staff of BT have an insight into both the national and international thoroughbred markets. Bradley Thoroughbred’s, LLC was founded in 1995. The firm trades in mares, racehorses, broodmares, stallion prospects, stallion shares and breeding nominations. We ...

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Matings

Bradley Thoroughbred’s has been advising breeders on their matings for over 15 years. There are a few keys to a good mating: knowing the market anticipating matching the right types knowing families As with all sectors of the industry, the foundation for success is in the information gathered.  We use that information to put the odds in your favor.  We take pride in every mating we do and would love to help you make a decision. Thanks for your confidence. We look forward to working ...

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