Eddie Kenneally

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Few Years In, Walsh’s Training Career Full Of Promise

When jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. turned for home aboard 3-year-old filly Auntie Joy in the Grade 3 Regret at Churchill Downs, trainer Brendan Walsh allowed himself to be cautiously optimistic. By then, the homebred for Sanford Robertson had led for the entirety of the 1 1/8-mile turf contest in a departure from her usual closing […]

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Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Bradester’s Stature Continues To Grow

With a wire-to-wire victory in the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 18, 6-year-old Bradester became the latest Grade 1 winner for his sire Lion Heart (by Tale of the Cat), and the horse now has earnings of more than $1 million, with five graded stakes victories in 23 starts. Bred in Kentucky by […]

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Bradester ‘Better Than Ever’ After Stephen Foster Victory

All five stakes victors on Saturday evening’s card at Churchill Downs exited their wins in good shape, according to their connections. Stephen Foster Handicap (Grade I) winner Bradester walked away from his first Grade I triumph “better than he had ever come out of a race,” according to trainer Eddie Kenneally’s assistant Ronan Quinn. “Last […]

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Bradester Takes Stephen Foster Field Wire-To-Wire

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester, named for his grandson Brady, took the Grade 1 Stephen Foster field wire-to-wire Saturday night, earning himself a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall at Satna Anita along with his first career Grade 1 victory. The 6-year-old son of Lion Heart was unchallenged early, then held […]

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‘Freshened’ Bradester Fires Bullet Work For Dirt Mile

Joseph W. Sutton’s multiple graded stakes winner Bradester, a contender for the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Oct. 30, worked five furlongs in :59 on a fast main track Saturday after the renovation break. The time was the best of 14 at the distance. Clockers caught Bradester, who […]

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Bradester Wires Field In Monmouth Cup

Front-running Bradester proved uncatchable Sunday at Monmouth Park, leading gate to wire to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Monmouth Cup. Bradester reversed the results of a year ago, where he found himself second behind Valid. This year, Valid was second-best, followed by Freestyler and Grasshoppin. Protonico was favored just minutes to post, but was a […]

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Bradester Triumphs In Salvator Mile

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester, second in last year’s Salvator Mile to Itsmyluckyday, found the winner’s circle Sunday afternoon with a professional score in the Grade 3, $150,000 stakes event at Monmouth Park. A well-beaten 13th in the G2 Godolphin Mile in his 2015 debut, Bradester returned stateside and finished third in an optional claiming race at […]

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Bradester Courageous in Ack Ack Victory

Breaking sharply from the outside post, 6-5 favorite Bradester led the field gate to wire to score a determined win in the Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The winner pulled ahead early under jockey Corey Lanerie to set the early tempo, running the first quarter in a fair :23.46. […]

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Bradester Digs in for Mineshaft Win Over Grand Contender

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester tracked the pace throughout before edging clear of Maggi Moss’s Grand Contender by 1 1/4 lengths in the lane to earn his first stakes victory in the Grade III Mineshaft Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, stopping the clock in 1:43.80 for the 1 1/16 mile journey. Ridden by Rosie […]

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