Brad Widdup is regarded by many in the Australian Racing Industry as having the best cv in racing to become a trainer. Brad was the son of a local Albury racehorse trainer when he decided to move to Sydney at age 17 where he landed his first job as a stablehand with BJ Smith at Eclipse Lodge.
There working with BJ he was introduced to his first Group One horse, Circles of Gold, who Brad strapped and travelled with to interstate carnivals, Circles of Gold went on to win the Gr 1, AJC Oaks and became the dam of Elvstroem and Haradasun. Brad was soon approached by trainer Rod Craig to work for him, Brad was only twenty-one years old when he was appointed Foreman and the stable found great success with the giant killer “Intergaze”.
In Brad’s first season 2017/2018 he has trained 51 winners including black type winners and having runners in the Golden Slipper & Magic Millions.