Bradley S. Weisbord launched BSW Bloodstock in 2014. Initial clients included Al Shaqab Racing (Sheikh Joaan al Thani) who achieved instant success as leading owner at the Gulfstream Park Championship meet. Since then, BSW has added TOBA’s 2015 New Owner of the Year Sol Kumin as a management client as well as dealings with top owners Gary Barber, Peter Brant, China Horse Club, Coolmore, Mike Dubb, Eclipse Thoroughbreds, Bobby Flay, Glen Hill Farm, Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, Klaravich Stables, SF Bloodstock, Richard Santulli, Taylor Made Farm, The Elkstone Group, Adam Wachtel, Winstar Farm, Zayat Stables, etc.
A 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with degrees in Economics and Real Estate, Weisbord began his professional career in Thoroughbred racing as the stallion and business manager for Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables. He was later named racing manager, a position he held for two years.
In June 2011, he accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer at Team Valor International, the successful global racing syndication founded by Barry Irwin. Weisbord was responsible for both client recruitment and the racing and financial management of the 165-head stable campaigning horses in America, England, France, Italy, Germany, and South Africa. Team Valor managed over 300 racing investors during this time and counted Animal Kingdom’s win in the $10 million Dubai World Cup its greatest triumph on the track.
In 2014, Bradley founded BSW Bloodstock, a bloodstock and consulting agency which manages the racing operations of many top owners. Currently, BSW has approximately 500 horses under management and has enjoyed success with over 75 Grade 1 victories in just six years including victories in the classics Kentucky Derby (Justify), Kentucky Oaks (Monomoy Girl), Preakness (Exaggerator, Justify) and Belmont Stakes (Creator).
In June of 2014, Weisbord was voted onto the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Board. At 28 he was the youngest member to ever get elected in the boards 30-year history.
In 2016, BSW purchased an interest in both Preakness Winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes Winner Creator prior to their runs in the American classics. Both horses were syndicated to stud later that year.
In July of 2017, Bradley along with business partner Liz Crow launched ELiTE Sales as they realized a need for a specialist, boutique consignor of horses of racing age and broodmare prospects. Utilizing their keen insights and comprehensive knowledge of the racing industry and market, Weisbord and Crow have developed ELiTE into the premier racehorse and broodmare prospect consignor.
BSW has led the country in stakes winners purchased, each year from 2015 to 2019.
Bradley with Ahmed and Justin Zayat at the Preakness 2015
Bradley was hired in December of 2009 by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables to be the stallion and finance manager. He was promoted in 2010 for his title to include racing manager where he joined Mr. Zayat in managing the 100-horse stable. His role included leading the buying team at the yearling and two-year-old auctions. During his two years at Zayat Stables the company finished in the top five in earnings each year, ran 2nd in the Kentucky Derby (Nehro), and won 19 Stakes races, producing four Grade 1 Winners (AZ Warrior, Eskendereya, Jaycito, and Rightfully So). In his final year with Zayat Stables, Bradley led the buying team to G1 winning yearlings acquisitions Bodemeister and Paynter, both stallions currently standing at WinStar Farm. Bradley enjoyed mentoring the current racing manager of Zayat Stables, Justin Zayat, who campaigned Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in 2015. He maintains very close ties to both Justin and Ahmed Zayat.
Bradley and Barry Irwin at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga 2013
Barry Irwin of Team Valor International hired Bradley away from Zayat Stables in July of 2011. Team Valor was in a major growth phase having won the G1 Kentucky Derby in 2011 with Animal Kingdom defeating Zayat Stables’, Nehro. His responsibilities included client recruitment and racing and financial management of the 165-horse stable. Team Valor managed over 300 racing investors during this time and counted Animal Kingdom’s win in the $10 million Dubai World Cup as its greatest triumph on the racetrack. Graded Winners during this time also included: G1-Summer Soiree, G1-Ebony Flyer, G2-Daveron, G2-First Cornerstone, G2-State of Play, G3-Howe Great, G3-Infinite Magic and G3-Went The Day Well (also 4th in the G1 KY Derby). Team Valor campaigned horses in America, England, France, Italy, Germany and South Africa. Bradley accredits Team Valor International’s CEO Barry Irwin for his knowledge of the international markets.
Al Shaqab USA Team (Todd Pletcher, Javier Castellano, Bradley Weisbord)
Bradley Weisbord was appointed United States Racing Advisor to Al Shaqab Racing in March of 2014. Launching the program in America with four two-year-old acquisitions in 2014, Al Shaqab Racing has achieved an unbelievable feat of 31% wins and 69% in the frame from 42 starts over the last two years. Al Shaqab was leading stakes owner at Gulfstream Park’s prestigious winter Championship meeting (2014-2015) winning with 7 of their 8 starters (5 Stakes).
In July 2017, Bradley Weisbord and Liz Crow launched a new sales consignment, ELiTE Sales, focusing primarily on the sale of top-level racing/broodmare prospects. Since inception, ELiTE has established itself as the premier, boutique consignment and has led in each sale by average. Most notably, ELiTE sold Tepin for $8,000,000 in the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November sale, making her the highest priced in-foal broodmare ever sold at public auction in the United States.