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July 2018 - from The Blood-Horse, "Brass Hat Honored as BreyerFest Celebration Horse" >>

photos by Suzie Picou-Oldham

VIDEO! Watch Brass Hat at Breyerfest >>

BreyerFest 2018 Off to the Races, July 13-15, 2018, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY, "Brass Hat 2018 Breyer Celebration Horse!" >>
"Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Day welcoming BRASS HAT" was a super fun and successful event and we want to give a huge thanks to Ellis Park Racing, William Buff Bradley Racing, Calvin Borel, Jennie Rees, Exacta Systems, Eric Hamelback, Daily Racing Form and Coady Photography for their participation and support.

Also, thanks to Maria Kabel, Chelsey Ellene Moysey, Jett Bradley, and friends, for their part in bringing Brass Hat and King of Speed out to see the fans.
Thank you to Lenny Shulman of The Blood-Horse for this tribute to Fred Bradley, May 20, 2016, "Owner/Breeder Fred Bradley Dies at 85" >>

May 2016 - Brass Hat competing at the Kentucky Horse Park!

April 2012 - Read this great article by Evan Hammonds of The Blood-Horse for an update on Brass Hat, "Grade I Groupies: William and Fred Bradley" >>

January 2012 - Brass Hat was featured in an article by Steve Bailey about the Grade I winner's transition to retirement, as "the world's most accomplished babysitter." Read the rest of this wonderful story on PAGE 9 of Thoroughbred Times Today Newsletter >>

Fall 2011 - Brass Hat has a job babysitting the weanlings at Indian Ridge Farm

- when he's not busy as Buff's Pony at Keeneland!

Brass Hat took a little time off from work to make a special appearance for his fans during the races at Keeneland, October 20, 2011.

May 28, 2011 - Each and every one of you have been a big part of BRASS HAT! Please accept our sincere thanks for your efforts with this great race horse. I hope everyone saw the Churchill Downs program today where we celebrated Brass Hat's career:

Fred and Buff Bradley along with Brass Hat wish to express special thanks for the following people who have been a part of the team throughout Brass Hat's career:

Kim, Kory, Drew & Jett Bradley
Maria Kabel
Jeff Lopez
Matt Hebert
Margaret Coffey
Desiree McDaniel
Willie Woods
Eddie Clarke
Laura Skluzacek Dr. Wes Williams
Dale Eagleson (primary blacksmith)
Todd Boston
Pat and Chris Broadus
Leonie and Equigym LLC
Paul Magee and Equissage
Amy Stevens
Brian Hodson and Equisupplement
Producer Feeds and Volk Farms
Jim Doss
Katie Colosimo
Suzie Oldham
Ackel Hebert and staff
Dr. Doug Berry
Steve Koch
Scott Conlee
Dr. Beebe and OCD pellets
Dianne Volz and Equine Therapy 502
Dr. Bob Hunt and Hagyards Equine Medical Institude
Dr. Terry Pike and The Animal Clinic
Dr. Eric French and Equine Medicine/Surgery
Julia Helbling
Dr. Amy Rock
Calvin Borel
Willie Martinez
Charlie Woods
Jason Lumpkins

Family, Friends, Magic and Goliath, all other employees of Bradley Racing Stable and the many fans!

Video from Brass Hat's retirement ceremony at Churchill Downs (part 1) >> and (part 2) >>

please continue reading all the articles about Brass Hat, 2004 through 2012:

There were two "winner's circle" presentations after Brass Hat won the Sycamore at Keeneland, the traditional one for stakes held on the turf course and an impromptu one in Keeneland's regular race grandstand winner's circle, where Calvin was aboard bareback because Brass Hat had been unsaddled. The 2nd photo included friends, family and fans who have followed Brass Hat for such a long time.

from The Louisville Courier-Journal October 23, 2010, "BRASS HAT GETS BRASS RING IN SYCAMORE " >>


Thanks to everyone who came out for FAN APPRECIATION DAY, October 2nd, 2010 at Turfway Park.

BRASS HAT enjoyed meeting the fans! More from >>

FLASHBACK: February 4, 2006 - "The rain did not concern me at all," the trainer said. "This horse will run over anything. He could run up I-95 or go run in the snow. I was glad to see the strong pace, and when he got to third, I felt pretty confident. I told my dad, 'We got it now.' I can't describe this. It's a dream ... just a dream for my Dad, for me, and for everyone who has been involved with this horse." - Buff Bradley in The Blood-Horse on Brass Hat's first G1 win, $500,000 G1 DONN HANDICAP at Gulfstream Park

BRASS HAT's recent results -
October 21, 2010 - WINNER of the G3 Sycamore Stakes, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
September 6, 2010 - 2nd in the Cliff Guilliams Handicap, 1 mile 1/16 TURF
May 22, 2010 - 3rd in the Louisville Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
April 23, 2010 - 2nd in the G2 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
September 7, 2009 - 2nd in the Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
August 15, 2009 - 3rd in the G1 $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
4th of July 2009 - 3rd in the G1 $750,000 United Nations Stakes, 1 mile 3/8 TURF
May 23, 2009 - WINNER of the Louisville Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF!

Many thanks to everybody for their support of Brass Hat all these years - Buff

April 26, 2010 - People gather to see Brass Hat and Magic during the The Capital City Museum's "An Evening with Brass Hat"¯

Sara Bradley Mason & Suzie Picou-Oldham photos