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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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Champagne Problems Flies Late To Win Groupie Doll Stakes

Brad Stephens, Randy Bloch, John Seiler, Fred Merritr and David Hall’s Champagne Problems showed off a big late kick to win Sunday’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes at Ellis Park by about four lengths. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly, ridden by Calvin Borel for trainer Ian Wilkes, covered a mile over the fast main track in […]

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Louisiana-Bred Pacific Pink Tepid Favorite In Ellis’ Groupie Doll Stakes

Having won 11 of 29 starts and $652,020, Keith Plaisance’s 6-year-old mare Pacific Pink moves into the deeper water of a graded stakes in Sunday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Groupie Doll at Ellis Park. Born in Louisiana, Pacific Pink heretofore has raced exclusively in her home state. The mare has won Delta Downs’ LA Bred Premier […]

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Groupie Doll’s First Foal To Debut On Jan. 13 At Fair Grounds

Much of the focus on Saturday, Jan. 13 will be placed on the field of 14 3-year-olds chasing Kentucky Derby dreams in the Gr. III LeComte at the Fair Grounds. Earlier on the card however, Tapability, the first foal out of two-time Champion Female Sprinter Groupie Doll, will be making his career debut for trainer William “Buff” Bradley. […]

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Tiger Moth Goes Wide For Groupie Doll Victory

Corey Lanerie is in position to win a fourth Ellis Park riding title. But Sunday he won the track’s biggest race for the first time, guiding John Gunther’s late-running Tiger Moth to a three-quarters of a length victory over Walkabout in the 36th running of the Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes. “It feels great, first […]

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Cox Swinging For The Fences With Pinch Hit In Ellis’ Groupie Doll

Owner Richard Klein and trainer Brad Cox are swinging for the fences with Pinch Hit in the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes on Aug. 13 at Ellis Park. The 3-year-old filly comes in off two impressive allowance victories, by a gritty nose at Churchill Downs and then by six lengths at Ellis Park at the Grade […]

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Buff Bradley Scores 500th Career Victory With Borel At Ellis Park

Start the countdown: Buff Bradley is only 499 wins away from his 1,000th victory training racehorses. Bradley earned his 500th victory with Kiss My Note, owned by the trainer and David Goldman, leading all the way to win Ellis Park’s first race Monday. The winning rider was Calvin Borel, who at various stages rode two […]

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Owner, Breeder Fred Bradley Dies At 85

Fred Bradley, the longtime Frankfort, Ky. breeder and owner of numerous stakes horses, passed away Friday morning in Wilmore, Ky. He was 85. Fred Bradley, the father of Churchill Downs-based trainer William “Buff” Bradley, was a retired Air Force general, attorney and Kentucky state senator. Fred and Buff Bradley bred and raised several stakes horses, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: With Patience, Buff Bradley Makes His Own Luck

It was a banner weekend for trainer William “Buff” Bradley and his family — and not just at the racetrack. Sure, the Bradley-trained colt Divisidero won his first Grade 1 in Saturday’s Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, the second straight year the 4-year-old has captured a graded stakes on Derby Day. But then on Sunday at […]

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Bradley Still Riding The Rollercoaster Of The Racing Game

For Tampa Bay Downs’ Zerillo’s Italian Grill Trainer of the Month, William “Buff” Bradley, the unpredictable nature of Thoroughbred racing is one of the sport’s biggest attractions. In May of 2001, Bradley and his father, former fighter pilot and Kentucky state senator Fred Bradley, delivered a son of 1989 Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Prized out […]

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