Soda Bradman - Just keeps on giving - His ability to travel with a cow is second to none
Soda Bradman has an outstanding performance record and has a real presence about him. He is a real people's horse and they love to watch him. He is very popular and has won at all levels in many different events, including campdrafting, led, working horse, ASH futurities and challenges.
2000 - 2008
When with the O’Neill’s, Bradman won a challenge, two open drafts, one novice, numerous seconds and placings, scores to 91, cut-outs to 24. A limited showing career due to drafting taking first priority, he’s won working classes and was reserve champion led stallion or colt at Dalby at 3 years of age.
After being purchased as a stud sire by S.Brassington in 2008 he was firstly sent with Huon Smith in between the 2009 breeding. In this period they were very successful and won or placed in many drafts and challenges.
In between the next breeding season he was sent to Steve Hart in Canberra for a short stint down South in 2010. Bradman placed 2nd in Cowra Open and 2nd Cowra Restricted Open with an average score of 90 for the weekend. He finalled in the Stallion Draft at Paradise Lagoons and Gundagai Giddiyup. He ran 3rd at Nimmitabel Open. Other placings were two 2nd places, one 5th place and four other finals.
Bradman was purchased by Youngstar Stud late in 2010 for stud duties and lightly drafted in 2011. He finalled in the Restricted Open at Glenmorgan, made the second round at Paradise Lagoons and 3rd in the first round of Warwick Gold Cup.
Soda Bradman was given a much deserved rest at the start of the year but is now back in action. He is running really well and we are getting some great feedback.
2012 - present day
Soda Bradman has been lightly campaigned by Ron Wall and Rick Young. His main purpose has been 'at stud'. He has won or placed in many drafts and finals nearly every weekend he competes. Highlights include:
- Winner - $10 000.00 Dalby Stockhorse Sale Open Draft - 2015 - Scored 92 & 91
- Winner - Restricted Open - Nixon's X-ing 2013
- 3rd - Restricted Open - Kununarra campdraft 2013
- 3rd - 3-round Open - Daly Waters 2013
- 4th - Restricted Open - Glenmorgan Snake Gully Cup 2017
- 4th - Restricted Open - Cambooya - 2016
- Finalist - Open - ACA National Finals Clermont 2017