TO ALL FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS:
Fred and I have decided the time has come for Brass Hat to retire. Brass Hat is now ten years old and in good health. He has been daily galloping strongly at Churchill Downs but recently does not appear to be as free moving as he was once. Both Fred and I knew this day would come and that probably Brass Hat's body would show signs of age before his mental attitude slowed down. We have no regrets and know how fortunate we have been to have foaled, raised and raced such a true racehorse. Brass Hat now will go back to our Indian Ridge Farm in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he was born and raised. He will have a good life in retirement, while being turned out with his pasture friends Magic and Goliath.
Fred and I want to thank every one who has worked with or had a hand in Brass Hat's long and brilliant career. Brass Hat raced seven seasons - winning ten times, breaking two track records, and winning on dirt, turf and artificial surfaces. Brass Hat raced in twelve states and over sixteen different tracks. He won or placed in 19 black type races and earned over $2.1 million in purse money.
Brass Hat has been a very special animal, not only to our family and the employees of Bradley Racing Stable, but also to many thoroughbred race fans. For this reason, Fred and I will continue to welcome all family, friends and fans to visit Brass Hat at our farm in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Again thank you for your support.
Fred, Buff and Brass Hat