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Brass Hat

Kentucky (USA) by Fred Bradley  -  [Add Data]
Prized  -  Brassy  by  Dixie Brass

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Brass Hat...

"The Connections" web series features interviews with horse trainers, jockeys, and all those involved with preparing a horse for race day. Learn what it takes to work on the backside in the always-exciting horse racing industry!Read More
Mandy Pope's decision to race Groupie Doll in the G1 Cigar Mile caps what has been a wonderful story about Fred and Buff Bradley's homebred mare.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Looking forward to seeing Groupie Doll in the Cigar Mile at AQU again this year. · 162 days ago ·
  • Ann Maree · Certainly one of the feel-good stories of the year with the storybook happy "ending"! Thanks for providing details, and the video of Groupie Doll and Brass Hat are just priceless! Happy ending for the Bradleys, too, as their ability to go down the road for a visit has to cause them to breathe a sigh of relief. They won't have to say "goodbye" after all. Very pleased for all concerned! · 161 days ago ·
Back where her stakes career began, champion Groupie Doll will make her 2013 debut in the Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park.Read More
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  • gelded1 · I used to like the Claiming Crown series there also. I guess that's out the door for good also. · 257 days ago ·
  • kentuckyderbypost · Yeah, the Instant Racing parlor occupies most of the ground floor in the clubhouse. And yes, the Gardenia Stakes is Ellis Park's only Graded Stakes race of the season. · 257 days ago ·
These two Derby contenders have met before - and soon will again!Read More
Groupie Doll earned herself a vacation after completing back-to-back grade I victories with a track record-setting performance in the Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs May 5, trainer Buff Bradley said. Bradley bred Groupie Doll with his father, Fred, on their Indian Ridge Farm in Frankfort, Ky. They...Read More
  • Mary Z. · Very well deserved, and she gets to romp around with Brass Hat. Can't wait for her return--will she have to trim down after all that grazing? · 709 days ago ·
Sanagas and Center Divider are looking to put their stamp on the marathon distance turf division in Thursday's Sycamore...Read More
A year ago, Brass Hat, one of the most popular horses ever to race in Kentucky, and jockey Calvin Borel, perhaps the most popular jockey in the state, charged past their rivals down the stretch to win the Sycamore (G3) at Keeneland. Fans gave Brass Hat, Borel, breeder-owner Fred Bradley and Bradley’...Read More
I'd never seen Buff on horseback, but here he was on his former stable star Brass Hat at Keeneland, where the gelding will make an appearance Thursday....Read More
Hoosier Park is set to open for its 17th season of thoroughbred racing on Tuesday, August 2nd. Racing is scheduled every Tuesday through Saturday,with a post time of 5:30 during the week and a Saturday post time of 12:30. Every year the excitement builds, leading up to the opening of the Hoosier Par...Read More
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  • hoosierbred77 · I believe we have the one of the best if not the best 2 year-old colt in the country named Alumni. Broke his maiden at first time asking while equaling the track record at 5 furlongs. Has any of the top 2 year-olds in the country done that or have bettered his time? The answer is no! · 980 days ago ·
  • CauseForConcern · hoosierbred77 - The answer is YES!!!!! Alumni ran a 56.80, but J C's Pride ran a 56.54, breaking the record at Saratoga for 5 furlongs. · 980 days ago ·
Brass Hat, the gallant 10-year-old gelding who long has been a fan favorite at Churchill Downs, has been retired, announced trainer Buff Bradley and his dad, owner-breeder Fred Bradley.Buff Bradley said in an email to friends and family that Brass Hat is in good health and had been galloping daily a...Read More
With more than $2 million in his career bankroll and at the age of 10, one would think BRASS HAT (Prized) would be ready to kick back at the farm and enjoy the easy life. One would think wrong. "He seems to still like his job and he is sound and willing," said Buff Bradley, who trains the homebred t...Read More
The naysayers, most of them, have been naysaying that 2010 was a bummer of a year for horse racing, and who am I to argue? If one of the year's highlights was Santa Anita trading a dirt track for a $10-million mistake, you can imagine the direction the rest of the year took. One crank debated whethe...Read More
These are the leisurely activities of a cloudy morning at Churchill Downs, two days of the autumn meet remaining. It’s the lingering pace of a season’s end. Snow is in the air.   First, breakfast in the track kitchen, unparalleled view of morning works from railside windows. A stalwart bay twis...Read More
The Virginia H. Tarra Trust’s Giant Oak was elevated to first place on the disqualification of Successful Dan in a roughly run stretch battle to win the 136th running of the $564,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) for 3-year-olds and up on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs. &n...Read More
A year ago, a lightly raced 3-year-old named Blame used a victory in the Fayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland as a springboard to victory in his subsequent start in the Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. As most everyone knows, Blame returned to Churchill thi...Read More
Here's one guy happy to see Breeders' Cup Classic winner Blame retire: trainer Paul McGee, who will saddle Demarcation and Dubious Miss in Friday's $500,000, Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.Both horses ran against Blame in last year's 11/8-mile Clark. Dubious Miss, breaking bad from post 1...Read More
With regular rider Calvin Borel sidelined through the end of the year with the injury he sustained Saturday, Tony Farina will get the mount on Brass Hat for the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Friday. Borel sustained fractures to his lower jaw in a spill at Delta Downs and is expected to be out...Read More
For those thinking that his Sycamore (gr. IIIT) victory last month at Keeneland may have been his swan song, think again. Nine-year-old star Brass Hat is being pointed toward the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs. Trainer Buff Bradley made the decision after Brass Hat h...Read More
  • luvzenyatta · Wow BH..I saw your name and thought they were announcing your retirement....WAIT..they're announcing your next race:)Best of luck to you in the Clark..you're going to have your hands full...but you truly are one amazing horse!! Safe trip! · 1253 days ago ·
It has already been quite the career for one Mr. Brass Hat, and don’t look now, but there are no signs of him slowing down anytime soon. At an age when if he walked on two legs he may be out buying a flashy new sports car, Brass Hat continues to roll on. The cagey old veteran that he is, Brass Hat c...Read More
Fred F. Bradley's homebred nine-year-old BRASS HAT (Prized) turned back the clock with a last-to-first victory in Thursday's $100,000 Sycamore S. (G3) at Keeneland, snapping an eight-race losing streak and winning for just the second time in more than three years. The oldest horse left in the turf m...Read More

Brass Hat - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video11/26/10Brass Hat6thCD111 1/8 mDClark Handicap-G1 3+ MGiant OakRedding CollierySuccessful Dan1:50.82
View DetailsView Video10/21/10Brass Hat1stKee81 1/2mTSycamore Stakes-G3 3+ MBrass HatSouthern AnthemMusketier2:30.73
View Details09/06/10Brass Hat2ndElP101 1/16 mTCliff Guilliams Handicap 3+ MTurallureBrass HatDr. Smarty Jack1:39.88
View Details06/26/10Brass Hat8thPrM81 1/8 mDCornhusker Handicap-G2 3+ MShadowbdancingRacing BranGolden Yank1:48.24
View DetailsView Video05/22/10Brass Hat3rdCD101 1/2mTLouisville Handicap-G3 3+ MFree FighterBearpathBrass Hat2:31.30
View DetailsView Video04/23/10Brass Hat2ndKee91 1/2mTElkhorn-G2 4+ MMusketierBrass HatBlushing Bear2:31.32
View Details03/27/10Brass Hat8thGP101 1/2mTPan American-G3 4+ MBearpathNever On SundayBrother Nick2:32.60
View Details09/07/09Brass Hat2ndAP61 1/2mT  3+ MFree FighterBrass HatCaberneigh2:28.31
View DetailsView Video08/15/09Brass Hat3rdSar101 1/2mTSword Dancer Invitational-G1 3+ MTellingBetter Talk NowBrass Hat2:25.43
View DetailsView Video07/04/09Brass Hat3rdMth101 3/8 m TUnited Nations-G1 3+ MPresious PassionLauroBrass Hat2:10.97
View DetailsView Video05/23/09Brass Hat1stCD101 1/2mTLouisville Handicap-G3 3+ MBrass HatSpice RouteThabazimbi2:28.44
View Details04/24/09Brass Hat3rdKee91 1/2mTElkhorn-G2 4+ MSpice RouteMusketierBrass Hat2:29.23
View DetailsView Video03/14/09Brass Hat5thFG81 1/8 mTMervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap -G2 4+ MProudinskyEl CaballoNownownow1:50.94
View DetailsView Video06/14/08Brass Hat5thCD101 1/8 mDStephen Foster Handicap-G1 3+ MCurlinEinsteinBarcola1:49.68
View DetailsView Video03/08/08Brass Hat4thFG61 1/8 mDNew Orleans Hcp.-G2 3+ MCircular QuayGrasshopperReporting For Duty1:49.80
View Details02/02/08Brass Hat4thGP91 1/8 mDDonn Handicap-G1 4+ MSpring At LastA. P. ArrowKiss The Kid1:48.35
View DetailsView Video11/23/07Brass Hat2ndCD111 1/8 mDClark Handicap-G1 3+ MA. P. ArrowBrass HatDiamond Stripes1:48.66
View DetailsView Video07/28/07Brass Hat8thSar101 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 3+ MLawyer RonWanderin BoyDiamond Stripes1:46.64
View DetailsView Video02/22/07Brass Hat1stSuf101 1/8 mDMassachusetts Handicap 3+ MBrass HatFairbanksDr. Pleasure1:49.72
View Details02/04/06Brass Hat1stGP101 1/8 mDDonn Handicap-G1 3+ MBrass HatPies ProspectAndromeda's Hero1:47.79
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