The Colonel E.R Bradley Handicap is a group 3 horse race, held at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
With a purse of USD $125,000, the last incarnation of the race, run on January 16, 2016, was won by Chocolote Ride.
The next running of the race, which is aimed at horses four yeas and older, will be on January 21, 2017.
It is run over 1 1/16th of a mile or just over 1700m for those using the metric scale.
Bookies with E.R Bradley Handicap odds
As one of the biggest race meetings held in the USA during the month of January, the E.R Bradley Handicap and Lecompte Stakes are the centrepieces of the day.
Most bookmakers in Australia and the UK will offer betting on this race about two days out, or when the fields are finalised.
Horsebetting.com.au does not endorse any sites that offer futures betting on this race.
If you are punting from the USA, a great site featuring horse racing and accepting players based out of this country is Bovada.com.
2017: Granny’s Kitten proved too strong, winning the grade 3 race with a purse of $125,000. The five year old won her sixth race from 18 starts and took career earnings to over $400,000. Western Reserve, who had won at the track weeks earlier, battled for second, while Chocolate Ride finished third, continuing a run of outs.
History of the E.R Bradley Handicap
Named in honour of Edward R. Bradley, who was the founder of the Idle Hour Stock Farm, which was most famous for its stallion Black Toney.
The farm also produced champion horses like Blue Larkspur, the 1929 horse of the year, and Bimelech.
The race has been run every year since the mid 1990 and has only been taken out twice by one horse, French Beret, in 2008 and 2009.
Bradley bought the Fair Grounds Race Course in 1932 and owned several other prominent businesses associated with horse racing in the Kentucky area.
The race was called off in 2006, due to Hurricane Katrina.
1st: $ 75,000
2nd: $ 25,000
3rd: $ 12,500
4th: $ 5,000
5th: $ 2,500
6th: $ 1,250 for sixth
2017 – Granny’s Kitten
2016 – Chocolate Ride
2015 – String King
2014 – Daddy Nose Best
2013 – Optimizer
2012 – Mr Vegas
2011 – Gran Estreno
2010 – El Caballo
2009 – French Beret
2008 – French Beret
2007 – Purim
2006 – Not run (Hurricane Katrina)
2005 – Onthedeanslist
2004 – Skate Away
2003 – Royal Spy
2002 – Northcote Road
2000 – Rod and Staff