Bradley Thoroughbreds

Aaron West of Bradley Thoroughbreds Named Finalist for Newcomer Award

Congratulations to Aaron West, one of three finalists in the Newcomer Award category of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA), presented by Godolphin. Currently the racing operations manager at Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, West originally hails from Arkansas, where he was bitten by the Thoroughbred bug at Oaklawn Park. A move to Kentucky followed, as did a graduation from the North American Racing Academy (NARA) after focusing on ground skills and barn management. First a yearling groom at Lane's End Farm, West landed at Bradley Thoroughbreds. He coordinates with owners--making sure...

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Speightster Filly Fastest at OBS Under-Tack Show

A filly by Speightster turned in the fastest furlong work of Sunday's under-tack show ahead of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's October Sale. The juvenile (hip 50), consigned by Julie Davies, covered the distance in :10 1/5. She is out of Bern Legacy (Bernstein), a half-sister to graded placed Centrique (Malibu Moon). A $55,000 Keeneland November purchase, the bay filly RNA'd for $70,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton October sale. Three 2-year-olds shared the day's fastest quarter-mile work: a filly by Candy Ride (Arg) (hip 2, :21 1/5) consigned by Top...

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MGISW She’s a Julie Retired; Headed to Fasig-Tipton November

Winner of the June 13 GI Ogden Phipps S., She's a Julie (Elusive Quality--Kydd Gloves, by Dubai Millennium) has been retired from racing and will be offered as a broodmare prospect at the Nov. 8 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Denali Stud will consign her for the partnership of Bradley Thoroughbreds, Tim and Anna Cambron, Denali Stud, Rigney Racing, and Madaket Stables. In addition to her win in the Ogden Phipps this year as a 5-year-old, She's a Julie also captured the GI La Troienne S. last year and three other graded...

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The Adaptation of Peter Bradley

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 about 40% of his company--have been especially noteworthy this decade. The most recent example is Watsdachances (Ire) (Diamond Green {Fr}) who sold for $900,000 on Nov. 2 at the Fasig Tipton November Sale after earning...

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