Col. E.R. Bradley

A Look Back At Clyde Van Dusen, A Tiny Gelding With Magic Shoes

After the finish of the 1929 Kentucky Derby, a stunned and rain soaked Col. E.R. Bradley told reporters the race had crowned the worst Derby winner in 20 years. Bradley’s highly accomplished Blue Larkspur had fallen to a horse so little and unfortunate-looking, his trainer had warned his jockey about the dangers of judging a […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: European Imports Left Their Mark At Idle Hour Stock Farm

It’s not unusual, when you look at one of Kentucky’s historic Thoroughbred farms, to find the land has changed hands through the ages. Each new owner brings a little of their own flair to the operation; bloodlines and business plans change. There is something of an exception on one piece of property along Old Frankfort […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton November: Idle Hour Stock Farm

The Paulick Report has published its printed auction newsletter, the PR Special, for Sunday’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale in Lexington, Ky., and is pleased to distributed it digitally as well. In this edition of the PR Special, features editor Natalie Voss continues her “time capsule” series on historic Kentucky farms with a look at the Idle […]

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‘Speculator, Raiser Of Racehorses, And Gambler’: Col. E.R. Bradley Left Indelible Mark On Racing Industry

Col. Edward Riley (E.R.) Bradley was considered the preeminent owner and breeder of Thoroughbreds through the first 30 years of the early 20th century. During that time Bradley owned and bred four Kentucky Derby winners, three Preakness winners, and two Belmont Stakes winners. Bradley died in 1946, and┬ádespite having died over 70 years ago, his […]

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