Former lawmaker, longtime horseman Fred Bradley dies

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Posted: May 21, 2016 1:39 PM

Former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder Fred Bradley whose stable of stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.

Bradley's son William "Buff" Bradley says his father died Friday in Wilmore, Kentucky, following a long illness.

Bradley's tenure in the Kentucky Senate spanned most of the 1980s and 1990s and included a leadership stint as Senate Democratic whip.

Bradley was an attorney and had a long military career, serving as a brigadier general in the Air National Guard.

His Indian Ridge Farm in central Kentucky produced such standout thoroughbreds as Groupie Doll and Brass Hat. Groupie Doll won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint in 2012 and 2013. Brass Hat won multiple stakes races including the Grade I Donn Handicap in 2006.