07/14/2017 1:35PM

Brass Hat to parade as part of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Day

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Brass Hat, a winner of more than $2.17 million during a 40-race career that ended in 2010, will be paraded Sunday at Ellis Park.

Brass Hat, one of the most popular horses on the Kentucky circuit in the last decade, will be paraded before what is expected to be a sizable crowd Sunday at Ellis Park.

It’s Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Day at the western Kentucky track, with a number of activities and tributes honoring retired racehorses on the docket. Brass Hat is the literal poster boy: Free posters will be given to those in attendance, with owner and trainer Buff Bradley and Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel available for autographs.

A winner of more than $2.17 million during a 40-race career that ended in 2010, Brass Hat, 16, is living the good life at Bradley’s Indian Ridge Farm in Frankfort, Ky.

“Racehorses are good to us, and we owe it to be good to them once their racing days are over,” said Ellis racing secretary Dan Bork.