Randy Bradshaw

Pricey KEEJAN Purchase Belgrade Up in Time at Tampa

1st-Tampa Bay Downs, $28,600, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($75,000), 2-19, 3yo, 7f, 1:24.10, ft, head. BELGRADE (c, 3, Hard Spun--Miss Prytania, by Eskendereya), a $700,000 KEEJAN purchase earlier this year off the heels of a six-length debut graduation for owner Randy Bradshaw and trainer Brendan Walsh in a maiden special weight reserved for horses that sold or RNA'd for $45,000 or less at auction at Fair Grounds Dec. 18, delivered as the 1-2 favorite after some anxious moments in his first start for his new connections at Tampa Saturday. Off to...

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Keeneland January Book 1 Goes Out With a Bang

by Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini LEXINGTON, KY--Keeneland saved the best for last during Wednesday's second Book 1 session of their January Horses of All Ages Sale with the 3-year-old colt Belgrade (Hard Spun), a debut winner at Fair Grounds, topping the day's action at $700,000. A total of 263 head changed hands Wednesday for $18,859,500 with an average of $71,709 and a median of $40,000. Sixty-four horses left the ring unsold for an RNA rate of 19.57%. During the equivalent 2021 session, which was boosted by the Paul Pompa...

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January Offering Could Put a Buyer on the Derby Trail

Bidders will have the chance to vie for a promising 3-year-old when debut winner Belgrade (Hard Spun) (hip 853H) goes through the ring at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Wednesday in Lexington. The colt was purchased by Randy Bradshaw for $45,000 at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase and had originally been targeted for resale at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale. "He was a good-looking horse, but I am kind of a Hard Spun fan," Bradshaw said of the colt's appeal as a yearling. "He fit the bill...

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Vibrant Market At Fasig July HORA & Breeding Stock Sales

By Christie DeBernardis & Christina Bossinakis LEXINGTON, KY--There was plenty of buzz at Newtown Paddocks Monday with a lively day of trade for Fasig-Tipton's July Breeding Stock and Horses of Racing Age Sales. The popular Horses of Racing Age Sale was back for its ninth straight year and there was plenty of demand for promising or accomplished runners. Stakes winner Front Run the Fed (Fed Biz) topped the auction, selling to George Sharp for $440,000 off a third-place finish in the GIII Poker S. The second highest-priced horses was recent...

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Bradshaw Hoping for Another Big Gulfstream Sale

Two years ago, consignor Randy Bradshaw came into the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale with a colt by Blame the barn had nicknamed "The Beast." The juvenile turned in a :10 flat furlong breeze during the sale's under-tack show and justified his consignor's faith in him when selling for $700,000 to bloodstock agent Kerri Radcliffe. Named Nadal, the colt went on to win three graded races topped by a division of the 2020 GI Arkansas Derby. After a year's absence due to the pandemic, bidding returns to Gulfstream Park this week and...

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Undefeated Nadal to Stand at Shadai in Japan

'TDN Rising Star' Nadal (Blame--Ascending Angel, by Pulpit), whose four wins from as many trips to the races included the faster of two divisions of the GI Arkansas Derby, will enter stud in 2021 at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan, the organization confirmed in a release Wednesday upon the 3-year-old's arrival in the country. Bred in Kentucky by Sierra Farm, Nadal was purchased by Randy Bradshaw, agent, for $65,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September sale and was successfully resold for $700,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale after breezing an...

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Not This Time Back On Top at OBS

by Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini A filly by freshman sire Not This Time topped the last auction in Ocala, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale, last month and the young stallion was back on top again at OBS Wednesday with one of his daughters (Hip 640) topping the day's trade at $270,000. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Hip 640 was purchased by Mike Mulligan's Emerald Sales on behalf of owner Tobey Morton. A total of 155 juveniles changed hands Wednesday for a gross of $3,869,800 with an average...

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Not This Time Filly Sets Furlong Mark at OBS

A filly by Not This Time worked the fastest furlong of the week during Thursday's fourth session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's July 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale. Consigned by de Meric Sales, the chestnut (hip 640) covered the distance in :9 4/5. She is out of Exotic Design (A.P. Indy), a daughter of multiple Grade I winner Exotic Wood (Rahy) and a full-sister to stakes winner Key to Power. Silvestre Avila purchased the youngster for $19,000 at last year's OBS October Yearling...

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Speedy First Two-Year-Olds for WinStar's Speightster

WinStar's Speightstown continues to prove himself as an accomplished sire of sires. Already, he's had four sons go on to produce Grade I winners and just in the last two years, he's seen eight additional sons, including GISW Force the Pass and the multiple graded stakes-winning Qurbaan, begin their stud careers. In 2017, WinStar welcomed their graded stakes-winning homebred Speightster into the same stud barn as his prodigious sire. With an initial stud fee set at $10,000, a price that has stayed in place since, Speightster has been supported with...

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Not This Time Colt Brings $700K on Day 3 at OBS Spring Sale

by Christie DeBernardis & Jessica Martini A filly by freshman sire Not This Time topped Wednesday's session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Company's Spring Sale at $1.35-million and the young Taylor Made stallion came out on top once again Thursday with one of his son's bringing the day's highest price of $700,000. Consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Hip 1283 was purchased by Donato Lanni on behalf of owner Michael Lund Petersen. Like the toppers from the first two days, Hip 1283 was originally slated for Fasig-Tipton's Gulfstream Sale. "[The market has]...

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Into Mischief Filly Sets New Furlong Mark at OBS

A filly by Into Mischief (hip 429) turned in the fastest furlong work of the week so far (:9 3/5) and a pair of juveniles shared the day's fastest quarter-mile time during Tuesday's third under-tack preview session ahead of next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. A filly by Street Sense (hip 493), consigned by Pick View, and a colt by Runhappy (hip 1266), consigned by S B M Training and Sales, both covered the quarter-mile distance in :20 3/5. Five juveniles have turned in...

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Leading First Crop Sire: Randy Bradshaw

Speightster would be my first pick. I have one Speightster and he is probably the fastest horse that we have. He's as fast as anything that I've probably ever taken to a 2-year-old sale. He's a very good-looking horse. He's a good size at around 16 hands. He's just a solid, beautiful horse and is terrifically fast. We have high hopes for him and hopefully we can get a decent amount of money and somebody can do well with him and make us famous. I have a Not This Time...

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