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David Flores Wins With First Return Mount At Ellis Park

Jockey David Flores had never before been to Ellis Park, but he didn’t waste any time earning his first victory at the western Kentucky track on Saturday’s opening-day card. Flores teamed with trainer Buff Bradley to capture the second race, a $40,000 second-level allowance race that the 3-year-old Divine Warrior took by 3 1/2 lengths […]

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Bradley: ‘No Concerns’ About Divisidero In Manhattan

Gunpowder Farm LLC’s Divisidero, winner of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) on the May 7 Kentucky Derby undercard, put in his final work for his attempt at a second consecutive Grade I victory in the $1.5 million Manhattan on the June 11 Belmont Stakes undercard. The son of Kitten’s Joy went a half-mile in […]

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The Player Shows He’s ‘Another Good Horse Off The Bradley Farm’

Trainer William “Buff” Bradley will be saddling Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) winner Divisidero in next Saturday’s $1.5 million Manhattan (GI) on the Belmont Stakes undercard, but a big victory with The Player in Friday afternoon’s seventh race at Churchill Downs has given Bradley even more to look forward to. Owned and bred by […]

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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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Divisidero’s Derby Day Luck Strikes Again In Woodford Reserve

Lightning does strike twice, at least for Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero. The 4-year-old Kitten’s Joy colt captured his first graded stakes race on Derby Day in 2015 at odds of nearly 9-1, and repeated the performance with a gutsy 6-1 victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs. The Buff Bradley trainee […]

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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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Taking A Break: Turf Star Divisidero To Be Freshened

Talented turf star Divisidero will not start in Saturday’s G1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park, but will instead be given some time off. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy will get a couple of months off at Silver Springs Farm near Paris, Ky. Trainer William ‘Buff’ […]

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From Last to First, Groupie Doll Goes Out a Champ in Hurricane Bertie

Two-time champion Groupie Doll punctuated a brilliant career Sunday at Gulfstream Park with a spectacular last-to-first romp in the $200,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3). Making her 23rd and final start, the popular 6-year-old mare trailed the field by open lengths on the backstretch before circling her six rivals on the far turn and drawing away […]

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Bradley: Groupie Doll Was ‘The One We’ve Been Waiting For’

As he prepared Groupie Doll for her career finale in Sunday’s $200,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning, trainer Buff Bradley took a moment to look back at the first seconds of his two-time champion’s life. “I remember, when she came out, telling Kim, ‘This is the one we’ve been waiting for out […]

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Bradley Confirms Groupie Doll’s Final Start in Hurricane Bertie

Champion Groupie Doll tuned up for a scheduled start in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) on Feb. 9 with a sharp five-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Preparing for the final start of her career in the 6 1/2 -furlong sprint for fillies and mares at Gulfstream, Groupie Doll was clocked in 59 4/5 seconds […]

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