Thank-you to acclaimed sportswriter Gene McClean for this revealing tribute to Team Bradley ahead of the 2017 Clark Handicap >>

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November 15, 2017 Stoneway Farm owner & breeder! ENDER Churchill Downs WINNER!
November 12, 2017 Whisper Hill Farm LLC owner & breeder! FUNNY HOLIDAY Churchill Downs WINNER!
October 28, 2017 Buff Bradley & Carl Hurst owners & breeders! (along with Fred Bradley!) THE PLAYER Keeneland WINNER! G2 HAGYARD FAYETTE STAKES
October 18, 2017 Joseph Hickman and Dennis Farkas UP YOUR CASH Indiana Grand Race Course WINNER!
October 12, 2017 Whisper Hill Farm LLC owner & breeder! DIAMOND TAP Keeneland WINNER!
September 15, 2017 Judy Miller NUMBERS GAME Indiana Grand WINNER!
September 8, 2017 Gregory and Maureen Burger owners & breeders! PURE CONFIDENCE Indiana Grand WINNER!
August 27, 2017 Buff Bradley and Carl Hurst THE PLAYER Ellis Park WINNER!
August 26, 2017 Tom Evans, Marjac Farm and Dr. Ted Forrest CURL THE PEARL Ellis Park WINNER!
August 25, 2017 Judy Miller NUMBERS GAME Ellis Park WINNER!
July 29, 2017 Allied Racing Stable, LLC UPSET BREWING Ellis Park WINNER!
July 29, 2017 Stoneway Farm - owner & breeder! ENDER Ellis Park WINNER!
July 16, 2017 C. O. D. Racing LLC DAWN RAIDER Ellis Park WINNER!
July 3, 2017 Village Farm LLC POSEIDON'S WAY Ellis Park WINNER! Win #501!
July 3, 2017 David Goldman & Buff Bradley KISS MY NOTE Ellis Park WINNER! Buff's 500th career win!
July 1, 2017 Keene Ridge Racing LLC CANTCATCHCHANNELED Ellis Park WINNER!
June 22, 2017 Asiago Thoroughbreds LLC owner & breeder! TEMPESTUOUS ANGEL Churchill Downs WINNER! Buff's 100th win at Churchill Downs!
May 6, 2017 Gunpowder Farms LLC DIVISIDERO Churchill Downs WINNER! G1 WOODFORD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC
April 5, 2017 John C. Terlep and Ashley Terlep IMPECCABLE LADY Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
March 19, 2017 Judy Miller IWISHITWOULDRAIN Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
March 18, 2017 Keene Ridge Farm NICE NOT NICE Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
March 4, 2017 Hinkle Farms owner & breeder! YAHTZEE QUEEN Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
February 23, 2017 John C. Terlep SEALED WITH A KISS Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
February 17, 2017 Allied Racing Stable, LLC OPEN INVITATION Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
January 28, 2017 William Humphries owner & breeder! FASHION RUNAWAY Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
January 11, 2017 John C. Terlep & Ashley Terlep IMPECCABLE LADY Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!
January 6, 2017 John C. Terlep SEALED WITH A KISS Tampa Bay Downs WINNER!


June 22, 2017 - TEMPESTUOUS ANGEL - Asiago Thoroughbreds LLC - owner & breeder!

100 wins at Churchill Downs for trainer Buff Bradley, with jockey Calvin Borel!




"Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Day welcoming BRASS HAT" was a super fun and successful event and we want to give a huge thanks to Ellis Park Racing, William Buff Bradley Racing, Calvin Borel, Jennie Rees, Exacta Systems, Eric Hamelback, Daily Racing Form and Coady Photography for their participation and support. Also, thanks to Maria Kabel, Chelsey Ellene Moysey, Jett Bradley, and friends, for their part in bringing Brass Hat and King of Speed out to see the fans.


CONGRATULATIONS TO GUNPOWDER FARMS LLC ON THE SECOND WIN IN A ROW BY DIVISIDERO, "LIKE DEATH AND TAXES", IN THE G1 WOODWARD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC, ON DERBY DAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS, MAY 2017! Photos by Suzie Picou-Oldham. More from The Daily Racing Form >>

CONGRATULATIONS TO GUNPOWDER FARMS LLC ON ANOTHER SPECTACULAR WIN BY DIVISIDERO IN THE G1 WOODWARD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC, ON DERBY DAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS, MAY 2016! Photos by Suzie Picou-Oldham. More from The Paulick Report >>


CONGRATULATIONS TO GUNPOWDER FARMS LLC ON A SPECTACULAR WIN BY DIVISIDERO IN THE G2 AMERICAN TURF STAKES, ON DERBY DAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS, MAY 2015! Photo by Murray West. Details from The Blood-Horse >>

Racing results & news from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.


CONSECUTIVE BREEDERS' CUP CHAMPION & ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER: GROUPIE DOLL!

CONGRATULATIONS TO GROUPIE DOLL'S OWNER MANDY POPE & TRAINER BUFF BRADLEY!

2012 & 2013 BREEDERS' CUP CHAMPION & ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER:

GROUPIE DOLL!

comments from Facebook:
Mary wrote, February 2014: "High hooves and three whinnies to both of the GREAT ladies in this photo!", referring to Facebook photo of Groupie Doll grazing at Gulfstream Park with her owner, Mandy Pope.
Gregory wrote, January 2014: "Congratulations, Buff!! Groupie Doll has been awesome to watch."
Linda wrote, January 2014: "Congratulations to the Doll, the Bradleys and Ms. Pope!!"
Jeanne wrote, January 2014: "Congratulations to Groupie Doll and her connections for her second consecutive Eclipse Award!! No doubt, Brass Hat must be very proud of his former stablemate."
Julie wrote after the Breeders Cup, November 2013: "Awesome! Just awesome!!!"
Ellen wrote after the Breeders Cup, November 2013: "OMG, I am totally in tears...I am so proud of you!!!"
Christopher wrote, October 2013: "Show 'em your back side sweets :)"
Jeanne wrote, August 2013: "Groupie Doll is OUR Black Caviar!! Looking forward to her return!"
Jillian wrote, April 2013: "Everyone's a Groupie for the Doll! : )"


September 9, 2013: Champion Groupie Doll rallied from well off a sizzling pace to capture the $400,200 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time for 6 1/2 furlongs.

some favorite stories:

POP QUIZ: WILLIAM “BUFF” BRADLEY From The Paulick Report, December, 2013 >>

The Horse of a Lifetime From T C Insider, December, 2013 >>

BUFF BRADLEY Breeds champions, trains champions. From Trainer Magazine, Winter, 2013 >>

TRAINER BUFF BRADLEY comments on Groupie Doll's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint preparations. From BloodHorse.com, October 2013 >>

THE BRADLEY BUNCH, Father-and-son horsemen defy the odds to reach racing's pinnacle. Thank-you to writer Maryjean Wall and photographer David Stephenson for this feature in Keeneland Magazine, Spring, 2013 >>

OTTB SHOWCASE: BUFF’S BUNCH! Thank-you to Jen Roytz for this feature in The Paulick Report, February 2013 >>

GROUPIE DOLL - 2012 BREEDERS' CUP CHAMPION, ECLIPSE AWARD WINNER & KTOB KY-BRED CHAMPION SPRINTER - G1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint recap and video replay >>

October 6, 2012 - GROUPIE DOLL - WINNER! of the G2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.
September 8, 2012 - GROUPIE DOLL - WINNER! of the G2 Masters Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.
May 5, 2012 - GROUPIE DOLL - WINNER! of the G1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs.
April 12, 2012 - GROUPIE DOLL - WINNER! of the G1 Vinery Madison at Keeneland.

Daily Racing Form, February 2013: "The racing season also produced some exceptional performances by fillies, notably the sprinter Groupie Doll. Her figure of 108 in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint was the best ever in that event, and it equaled Trinniberg’s performance against males in the Sprint. Earlier in the year she recorded a figure of 112 that tied the best of the year in any race at seven furlongs or less."


Suzie Picou-Oldham photos

BRASS HAT has a job babysitting our weanlings and yearlings - when he's not busy as Buff's Pony at Keeneland or hanging with Groupie Doll or doing lessons and shows with Jett Bradley. He took a little time off from work to make a special appearance for his fans during the races at Keeneland, October 20, 2011. Keeneland posted some great photos from this event >>

Read this great article by Evan Hammonds of The Blood-Horse for an update on Brass Hat, April 2012, "Grade I Groupies: William and Fred Bradley" >>

Visit Brass Hat's web site >>

STATS & STANDINGS:
Congratulations to Buff for winning the Trainer title at Ellis Park for 2011! Congratulations also to Calvin Borel for winning the Jockey title! Buff and Calvin accepted their awards together. What a great team!

Buff Bradley has FOUR Ellis Park training titles, in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Congratulations to all the owners, the horses, and the Bradley Racing Team!

GROUPIE DOLL

Gave Boys At Tosconova all he could handle!

owned by Fred and William Bradley

jockey Calvin Borel

Gulfstream Park, January 2012

UP AND AWAY

owned by Fred & William Bradley and Carl Hurst

jockey Jon Court

Ellis Park, August 2011




HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BRASS HAT WHO TURNED 10 YEARS OLD
MAY 22nd, 2011 !!


TO ALL FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS: Brass Hat is now ten years old and in good health - Fred and I have decided the time has come for Brass Hat to retire - Please visit Brass Hat's web site for all the details >>



from The Louisville Courier-Journal October 23, 2010, "BRASS HAT GETS BRASS RING IN SYCAMORE " >>

There were two "winner's circle" presentations after Brass Hat won the Sycamore at Keeneland, the traditional one for stakes held on the turf course and an impromptu one in Keeneland's regular race grandstand winner's circle, where Calvin was aboard bareback because Brass Hat had been unsaddled. The 2nd photo included friends, family and fans who have followed Brass Hat for such a long time. Watch video from Keeneland >>

GRAND STAGE finished 2nd in the first and fourth rounds, and WON the second and third rounds of the - 2010 DON K. MEMORIAL STARTER HANDICAP SERIES at Hoosier Park!

Congratulations to owners Robert Meyer and Partners! More about Grand Stage from Hoosier Park >>

Thanks to everyone who came out for FAN APPRECIATION DAY, October 2nd, 2010 at Turfway Park. BRASS HAT enjoyed meeting the fans! More about Brass Hat's appearance from BloodHorse.com >>




BELLARIDGE

owned by Roger D. Chapman

jockey Tony Farina

Ellis Park 2010

Kathy Ritvo, trainer of Kentucky Derby placed Mucho Macho Man, promotes organ donation in this Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks' Trust For Life ad, filmed at Churchill Downs, Derby week 2011.

"I have been opting to be an organ donor when renewing my driver's license for the last 20 years, and when I met Kathy Ritvo last year, it meant a lot to me." - Buff Bradley


BUFF BRADLEY FINISHES AS LEADING TRAINER, ELLIS PARK 2009, & 2ND LEADING TRAINER AT KENTUCKY DOWNS 2009!

fall 2009 news:

September 21, 2009 - Louisville Courier-Journal article about jockey Leandro Goncalves >>

September 12, 2009 - Indian Charlie interviews Buff about finishing as leading trainer at Ellis Park >>

September 11, 2009 - Daily Racing Form report from Turfway Park, "Bradley heads for Richer Land" >>

September 10, 2009 - Buff Bradley, LEADING TRAINER at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky! Final standings >>

September 9, 2009 - Read a wrap-up summary on the 2009 Ellis Park meet >>

Scenes from Kentucky Downs featuring winners Copper Bottom and Geri Road


October 21, 2010 - BRASS HAT & Calvin Borel won the G3 Sycamore S. at Keeneland - VIDEO!


April 23, 2010 - BRASS HAT & Calvin Borel made a heart stopping run from the quarter pole to get up for 2nd in the G2 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes!


September 7, 2009 - BRASS HAT, 2nd in the Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF.


August 15, 2009 - BRASS HAT, 3rd in the G1 $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational, 1 mile 1/2 TURF. BRASS HAT was a fast closing third in the G1 $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational, 1 mile 1/2 on the turf, putting him over $2 million in earnings!


4th of July 2009 - BRASS HAT, 3rd in the G1 $750,000 United Nations Stakes, 1 mile 3/8 TURF.


May 23, 2009 - BRASS HAT, WINNER of the Louisville Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF! BRASS HAT added another highlight to a remarkable career that has seen him overcome a pair of serious injuries which forced him to miss more than two years of combined racing action. Fred Bradley's homebred notched his fifth graded stakes victory and upped his earnings to $1,892,360 in the Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs, 1 mile 1/2 on turf in 2:28.44!


For everything about BRASS HAT, go to WWW.BRASSHAT.US >>



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photos by Doug Prather, 4/13/07
BRASS HAT set a NEW TRACK RECORD for 1 mile 1/16 at Churchill Downs, July 2007

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great performances winning the 2007 $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap and finishing 2nd in the 2007 Clark Handicap!

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bradley in the Winner's Circle at Churchill Downs, July 2007


CONGRATULATIONS to owner Fred Bradley on a big win in the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs, September 22, 2007. With this win Brass Hat now owns a 19-8-4-0 career mark and has accumulated $1,582,451 in earnings.

BRASS HAT IS BACK after a sesamoid fracture suffered last summer 2006, with ANOTHER NEW TRACK RECORD, for 1 mile 1/16 on a fast track at Churchill Downs, July 2007! BRASS HAT is a MILLIONAIRE with earnings of $1,271,617.

CONGRATULATIONS to owner Fred Bradley on the NEW TRACK RECORD set by BRASS HAT in the $500,000 G1 DONN HANDICAP at Gulfstream Park, February 4, 2006. From Equibase, "BRASS HAT unhurried while wide around the first turn, circled rivals four wide on the far turn, moved to gain command approaching the eighth pole and drew away under urging."


TOWN QUEEN (stakes winner, earnings: $240,000)

$44,200 Alw at Churchill, ridden by Jon Court, Father's Day June 2001, following a $41,600 MdSpWt win at Churchill Downs, May 2001

TOWN QUEEN, by Williamstown out of Regal Export, is owned by William & Fred Bradley, & Carl Hurst, and was bred by Fred Bradley. Town Queen is a Stakes Winner and multiple Stakes Placed, with earnings topping $240,000. She has won on fast dirt, in the mud, and on turf, at distances from 7 furlongs to 1 mile 1/16 (also a close second at 6 furlongs to a winner in 1:08), all while racing with tough company in Kentucky.

Town Queen's first foal, "Hour Queen" by Gilded Time, broke her maiden on Father's Day 2007 at Churchill Downs, just as her mother did at Churchill Downs in 2001.







FAN'S CHOICE, won over $100,000 racing with Buff Bradley. He is now owned by jockey Rhonda Collins who shows him in the hunter ring.

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