|Trainer Buff Bradley.|
The latest issue of North American Trainer is out -- click here to read it online.
The magazine features a cover profile on trainer Buff Bradley, one of the most genuine, down-to-earth people in the racing industry and co-breeder (with his father Fred) of last year’s champion sprint filly Groupie Doll, who figures to make her final start for the Bradleys and her co-owners Carl Hurst and Brent Burns in today’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. The mare is slated to sell as hip number 350 at Keeneland on Wednesday, November 6th.
|Groupie Doll with assistant trainer Matt Hebert -- her groom -- at Ellis Park this summer.|
|Groupie Doll is led into the Keeneland paddock by brothers Gabe (left) and Matt Hebert.|
|"Here, be sure to get a good one from this angle, too."|
|Groupie Doll plays with her Jolly Ball at Churchill Downs while Bradley chats on his phone.|
Buff Bradley also trained his father’s homebred Brass Hat, a Grade 1 winner who earned over $2 million -- an earnings mark that Groupie Doll is less than $75,000 away from achieving.
|Brass Hat at the Bradley family farm in October, 2013.|
The always-popular Sid Fernando column is on page 96 of this issue, and other articles include profiles on owners of recent Grade 1 winners plus our usual array of nutrition and veterinary write-ups.
Harlan’s Holiday, a well-respected U.S. sire with 40 stakes winners to date, passed away yesterday in Argentina, where he was standing the Southern Hemisphere breeding season, at the age of 14. His death came on the day paternal grandson Goldencents won the Grade 1 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile and almost a year to the day son Shanghai Bobby won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile en route to the two-year-old championship.
Harlan’s Holiday’s Northern Hemisphere home during the last few years of his life was WinStar Farm, which features in this issue of Trainer as well.
|Harlan's Holiday, 1999-2013.|