Bradley Weisbord, 30, came within 1 1/4 lengths of capturing this year's Triple Crown. The bloodstock agent, in business for less than two years, brokered deals to sell minority stakes in both Preakness-winning Exaggerator and Belmont-winning Creator, before their Classic victories. According to the Wall Street Journal, approximately 80 percent of his business as BSW Bloodstock involves private sales of horses who have proven themselves on the track.
Sol Kumin, of Folger Hill Asset Management, was looking for a Kentucky Derby runner, and decided to work with Weisbord rather than pursue a horse in the auction ring. The pair negotiated to purchase a 20 percent share of Exaggerator, second in this year's Kentucky Derby, in February. Kumin was later able to be part of the deal for Exaggerator to stand at WinStar upon his retirement, made after his Santa Anita Derby victory in April.
For more on Sol Kumin, check out Scott Jagow's story here.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay was also looking for a horse to support, as the New York-based racing enthusiast normally brings up to 15 guests with him on Belmont Stakes day. He and Weisbord were able to negotiate a minority interest in Creator from owner WinStar Farm.
Following Creator's Belmont success, Weisbord took to Instagram to celebrate the experience:
“At 30 years old (I'm) still waiting to wake up from this Triple Crown dream. 2nd in KY Derby then Win the Preakness (Exaggerator) and Belmont Stakes (Creator) for 2 amazing owners/teams. Thanks to my dad Barry Weisbord for teaching me this great sport and parents on how to treat people. That is what got us here. I'm glad they were there to share this journey with us.”
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