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Grade 1 Winner Mia Mischief Tops Churchill’s Dream Supreme Stakes

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Heidler Family Stables and Madaket Stables’ Grade I winner Mia Mischief will tackle eight rivals in Friday’s $120,000-added Dream Supreme Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs. The Dream Supreme is the featured event on the 10-race program Friday at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong race for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up is […]

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Bradley Seeking ‘Really Special’ Win In Ellis’ Groupie Doll Stakes

Buff Bradley shoots for the stakes named after the two-time champion mare that he trained, co-bred and co-owned as Divine Queen runs in Sunday’s $125,000 Groupie Doll, presented by Field & Main Bank. The mile Groupie Doll is co-featured on the Ellis Park card with the $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn […]

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Quirky The Player Still A Fan Favorite, Beloved By Bradley In Retirement

The Player, known for his eccentric tendency to sit on his haunches, has embarked on a new career as a stallion — but that doesn’t mean his racetrack fans have forgotten about him. He gets numerous calls from admirers, wanting to visit him in retirement at Crestwood Farm. The big chestnut was a homebred for […]

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‘She’s Got Talent’: Doll Collection, Daughter Of Groupie Doll, To Debut At Keeneland

In the early part of this decade, few sprinters were the equal of Groupie Doll. Trained by Buff Bradley, Groupie Doll won the Eclipse Award as champion female sprinter in 2012 and 2013, the same years she won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). At Keeneland in 2012, Groupie Doll won the Madison (G1) and […]

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The Player To Stand 2019 Season At Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm

Connections of The Player have had an emotional journey through 2018, beginning with the lowest of lows when the colt suffered a serious injury in the Mar. 24 New Orleans Handicap at the Fair Grounds, and the ups and downs of his remarkable recovery. The 5-year-old son of Street Hero returned home to breeder/owner/trainer Buff […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Distaff and Filly & Mare Sprint

The two showcase main-track races for older fillies and mares on the Breeders’ Cup card are also two of the races with the biggest margins between first and second when measuring the event’s highest winning BRIS Speed Ratings. Both performances left zero debate over who the dominant horse was in their respective divisions – both […]

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‘Like Another Hollywood Movie’: Dogwood Upset Delights Connections Of The Player

Throughout the last six months, trainer “Buff” Bradley and owner Carl Hurst have spent thousands of dollars rehabbing their “pride and joy” The Player after he suffered a near-fatal injury in late March. The colt finally returned to Bradley’s farm on Friday and, in a true fairytale ending, Bradley and Hurst were rewarded Saturday when […]

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Borel Guides Divine Queen To 51-1 Upset In Dogwood Stakes

Reminiscent of his ride aboard Mine That Bird in the 2009 Kentucky Derby, Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel came up the rail on a sloppy surface at Churchill Downs to spring a 51-1 surprise in Saturday’s 43rd running of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (Listed) aboard Buff Bradley and Carl Hurst’s homebred Divine Queen. Divine […]

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After ‘Emotional’ Recovery, The Player Finally Back Home In Kentucky

Trainer Buff Bradley rode in the van alongside The Player all the way from Louisiana State University to his Indian Ridge Farm in Kentucky, keeping watch over the personality-laden chestnut colt whose recovery over the past six months has been nothing short of a miracle. Bradley bred the colt with his father and long-time client […]

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Millionaire, Aftercare Ambassador Brass Hat The Star Of BreyerFest’s Off To The Races

The 29th annual BreyerFest® Off to the Races will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on Friday, July 13th until Sunday, July 15th. BreyerFest is a three-day family festival and celebration of everything we love about horses. Friday and Saturday the festival will open at 9:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the equine stars who […]

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