Bradester wins the 35th running of the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs

06/19/2016 08:35 AM

Bradester and Jockey Joe Bravo Jr set the pace out of the gate and never gave up the lead. They held off seven other horses and won by a half-length taking home the $500,000, Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap Saturday night. The 9-1 shot paid $20.40 to win. Finishing second was Eagle, ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr.

The 6-year-old Bradester is owned by Houston businessman Joe Sutton, who said winning the race was “the most excited I’ve been in sports.”

Now Bradester will go on to the Breeders’ Cup Classic and could race for $6 million.


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