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Our 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 knowledge 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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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 yearlings 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 with weanlings to resell as yearlings…

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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…

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Bradley Thoroughbred’s has been conducting appraisals of thoroughbred bloodstock for twenty-five years.

Peter Bradley and the staff of BT have over fifty years of experience in the thoroughbred industry, with 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 have been involved in the syndication and management of stallions. Being an active participant in the thoroughbred marketplace provides us with the knowledge of valuation that only comes with years of experience…

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Seasons/Shares and Matings

Bradley Thoroughbred’s has been advising breeders on their matings for their mares for over 25 years. There are a numerous factors that should be addressed in planning a mating, and the mating game is far from an exact science…

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