Born: 3/30/80, Louisville KY
Residence: Louisville, KY
Family: Wife, Livia; sons, Bryson, Blake and Brodie
In 2017 Brad, for the 4th year in a row, set career highs with 204 wins and earnings of $8,883,028. The barn also hit career highs in stakes wins (32), and maintained a 26% win rate for the year, while facing competition at many of the top tracks around the country.
The Cox barn had 7 graded stakes wins in 2017. Among the best runners were multiple graded stakes winner, Green Mask, and graded stakes winners Benner Island, Arklow, Cowboy Culture, Tiger Moth, and Mr. Misunderstood.
For the 2016 season, the barn had 151 wins and earnings of $6,288,972 while winning at a 28% rate.
Brad grew up a few blocks from Churchill Downs and earned an advanced degree in racing education under the famed Twin Spires. He broke into the game working for trainers Burt Kessinger and Jimmy Baker before landing a job as assistant to trainer Dallas Stewart. His five-year stint there indoctrinated him to the revolutionary training program pioneered by D. Wayne Lukas and has been passed down through former assistants like Todd Pletcher, Kiaran McLaughlin and Stewart.
Brad set out on his own in 2005 at the age of 25. His barn enjoyed a breakout year in 2014, accumulating 75 wins in 295 starts (25%) and earning $2,394,571 for the year, including his first graded stakes win with Carve in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (GIII). 2015 was an even better year that included 5 graded stakes wins from 4 different horses. In total, the barn won 98 of 367 (27%) starts.