Tags ‘Groupie Doll’

Gulfstream Park notes: Groupie Doll to stay in Florida before trip to breeding shed

DRF | 10 months ago
Groupie Doll will remain at Gulfstream Park for the next few days before being vanned to Ocala, where preparations will begin for the star mare to begin her new life as a broodmare, according to trainer Buff Bradley. Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Groupie Doll goes out a winner in Hurricane Bertie

DRF | 10 months ago
Groupie Doll crushed the opposition in the Grade 3, $200,000 Hurricane Bertie at Gulfstream Park, winning by seven lengths after trailing early and passing all six of her rivals with ease. It was a raw display of superiority, as jockey Rajiv Maragh asked very little of the two-time female sprint champion after it became obvious that she would win comfortably. Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Hurricane Bertie brings down curtain on Groupie Doll’s career

DRF | 10 months ago
Groupie Doll will face six others in her 23rd and final start in the $200,000 Hurricane Bertie, a 6 1/2-furlong race that goes as the fourth of 12 Sunday races at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Gulfstream Park gives Groupie Doll’s foes extra incentive

DRF | 10 months ago
How much is having a two-time Eclipse Award champion running at your track worth these days? Read More...

Gulfstream Park gives Groupie Doll’s foes extra incentive

DRF | 10 months ago
How much is having a two-time Eclipse Award champion running at your track worth these days? Read More...

Gulfstream to raise purse for Hurricane Bertie if Groupie Doll runs

Michael Compton | 10 months ago
Gulfstream Park announced Feb. 2 that if two-time champion Groupie Doll runs in Sunday’s Hurricane Bertie (G3) as expected, the purse will be increased $50,000 to $200,000. Groupie Doll put in her final workout for the race Sunday, breezing four furlongs under Jada Schlenk at Gulfstream in :48 1/5 under the watch of trainer Buff [...](Read more...) Read More...

Gulfstream Park notes: Top Billing moves forward as Kentucky Derby prospect

DRF | 10 months ago
Top Billing gave every indication that he will be a major player on the road to the Kentucky Derby this season when he rallied from last to a very impressive 2 3/4-length victory over the well-regarded Surfing U S A in Saturday’s fourth race at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Eclipse Awards: Wise Dan repeats as Horse of the Year

DRF | 10 months ago
Wise Dan completed an unprecedented trifecta Saturday night, becoming the first horse to win three Eclipse Awards in consecutive years by making off with titles as 2013 Horse of the Year, champion older male, and champion male turf horse – the same categories he swept in 2012 – at the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Groupie Doll set for swan song in Hurricane Bertie

DRF | 10 months ago
Groupie Doll, the 2012 champion female sprinter and two-time Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner, worked a very impressive five furlongs in 59.86 seconds Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park, shortly after which trainer Buff Bradley confirmed that she’ll make her final start before being retired to the breeding shed in the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie here Feb. 9. Read More...

Gulfstream Park clocker highlights: Mucho Macho Man works

DRF | 11 months ago
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man completed preparations for his 2014 debut next week in the Sunshine Millions Classic by breezing a sharp half-mile in 47.97 seconds Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Groupie Doll gears up for career finale

DRF | 11 months ago
Reigning female sprint champion Groupie Doll arrived early Tuesday afternoon at trainer Buff Bradley’s barn at Gulfstream Park, where she will continue preparations for what will be the final start of her racing career later this winter. Read More...

Aqueduct: Flat Out likely to be retired after Cigar Mile win

DRF | 12 months ago
Bill Mott was still accepting congratulations Sunday morning at Belmont Park for Flat Out’s victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. When it comes to Flat Out, it might be the last time the Hall of Fame trainer gets to take kudos for a job well done. Read More...

Aqueduct: Capo Bastone looks to spring Cigar Mile upset

DRF | 12 months ago
While the Cigar Mile has attracted some big names over the years, it also has proven to be a bettor’s paradise. Favorites have won just two of the last nine runnings – five of those races had six horses or fewer – and some win payoffs over that span have been $71.50, $53, $26, and $19.80. Read More...

Aqueduct: Goldencents aiming for titles in Cigar Mile

DRF | 12 months ago
The purse incentives weren’t the only reason Glenn Sorgenstein, part owner of Goldencents, wanted to ship his Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner, Goldencents, across the country to New York. Believing that championship honors in both the 3-year-old male and sprint divisions are not settled, Sorgenstein said a victory in Saturday's Grade 1 Cigar Mile could put Goldencents in the conversation in one or both categories. Read More...

Groupie Doll will be object of affection in Cigar Mile

DRF | 1 year ago
Buff Bradley still smiles when he recalls the positive reaction he received from the New York fans as he walked Groupie Doll past the Aqueduct railbirds on the way back to the barn after her nose defeat to Stay Thirsty in last year’s Cigar Mile. Read More...

Groupie Doll Completes Work Ahead of Cigar Mile

Michael Compton | 1 year ago
Champion Groupie Doll on Monday turned in her final breeze in preparation for Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap, traveling four furlongs in 48.55 seconds over Belmont Park’s training track. With exercise rider Jada Schlenk aboard, Groupie Doll ran the opening quarter-mile in 24.44 seconds and galloped out five furlongs in 1:01.79, according to [...](Read more...) Read More...

Six finalists for Secretariat Vox Populi Award announced

DRF | 1 year ago
Six horses, including last year’s winner, have been nominated for the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi Award, which was instituted four years ago by the owners of Secretariat to “recognize the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public,” the organizers of the award have announced. Read More...

Aqueduct: Groupie Doll settles in for Cigar Mile

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll, purchased for $3.1 million by Mandy Pope a few days after winning her second straight Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, has settled in at Belmont in preparation for another try in the Nov. 30 Cigar Mile, a Grade 1 race she lost in heart-breaking fashion last year to Stay Thirsty. Read More...

Aqueduct: Female sprinters in spotlight Wednesday

DRF | 1 year ago
Two allowance sprints for fillies and mares share top billing as racing resumes Wednesday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Groupie Doll to run in Cigar Mile for new owner, Mandy Pope, and trainer Buff Bradley

DRF | 1 year ago
Two-time Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll and her trainer and co-breeder William "Buff" Bradley will have the opportunity to complete a bit of unfinished business when the recently sold mare contests the Grade 1 Cigar Mile on Nov. 30 at Aqueduct. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll’s win closes fun era for Bradleys

DRF | 1 year ago
Buff Bradley, whose 14 graded stakes wins in more than two decades of training horses have all come through two-time Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare champion Groupie Doll (8) and Brass Hat (6), fully knows he might not ever pass this way again. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll repeats

DRF | 1 year ago
The majority said Groupie Doll had lost a step or two, and they were proved absolutely correct when the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint was run Saturday at Santa Anita – although it did them little good. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup notes: Dance Card, Summer Applause shortening up

DRF | 1 year ago
Dance Card and Summer Applause, two of the challengers to Groupie Doll in the seven-furlong Filly and Mare Sprint, have raced primarily in longer races, and their presence represents an angle frequently favored by handicappers: route horses going short. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Eleven line up to derail Groupie Doll

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll … for or against? That’s the obvious question horseplayers will need to answer for themselves as they dig into the past performances for the seventh running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Hard to say goodbye to Groupie Doll

DRF | 1 year ago
A fair number of Breeders’ Cup horses will be making their final starts Friday and Saturday. Win or lose, that means some teary farewells are in store, whether in front of television cameras or back in the relative privacy of the stables. Read More...

Steve Davidowitz: Breeders’ Cup favorites worth trying to beat

DRF | 1 year ago
With so many top horses in so many championship-quality races, I think it makes sense to start handicapping the Breeders’ Cup by identifying two different types of horses. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Sweet Lulu gets feel for Santa Anita

DRF | 1 year ago
Sweet Lulu, the most accomplished 3-year-old in a lineup filled with talented older horses, had her final work toward the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint when breezing a half-mile just before dawn Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll remains sharp

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll, the likely favorite when defending her title this coming Saturday in the Filly and Mare Sprint, had her final work for the seven-furlong race when going a half-mile in 47.79 seconds shortly after the Santa Anita track was cleared in the aftermath of the Points Offthebench tragedy. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Dance to Bristol works

DRF | 1 year ago
Dance to Bristol, the pride of the Bowie training center in Maryland, had her final workout toward the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint when speeding five furlongs Friday in 58.60 seconds. Read More...

Keeneland: Wise Dan tunes up on Polytrack

DRF | 1 year ago
Wise Dan had his first workout since his lengthy win streak was halted when he breezed a half-mile in 47.40 seconds before dawn Friday on the Polytrack course at Keeneland. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll no longer intimidating

DRF | 1 year ago
As if there wasn’t already a supposition that the $1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint will be more competitive this year at Santa Anita than last year – when Groupie Doll won easily as an odds-on favorite – that sentiment was confirmed over the weekend, when Groupie Doll was a no-excuse third as the 1-2 choice in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

Keeneland: Wise Dan, Groupie Doll headed to Breeders’ Cup despite losses

DRF | 1 year ago
All the major players from a Saturday of stakes racing at Keeneland were reported in good order Sunday morning, with the camps of a pair of vanquished champions, Wise Dan and Groupie Doll, saying they already are looking forward to the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Read More...

Keeneland: Judy the Beauty scores in Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Judy the Beauty, third behind champion Groupie Doll in the Presque Isle Masters on Sept. 9, got the better of that rival and four others in registering an upset in the Grade 2, $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland. Read More...

Keeneland: Wise Dan’s repeat bid in Shadwell highlights FallStars Weekend

DRF | 1 year ago
The premise of FallStars Weekend at Keeneland is self-evident, although some years are better than others. And with Wise Dan heading the roster of FallStars entrants as Keeneland opens its 17-day fall meet Friday, let there be no doubt that this is a banner year. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: L.A. Woman small race with big impact

DRF | 1 year ago
The ungraded L.A. Woman Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita could be one of the bigger preps toward the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Groupie Doll has sharpening drill for the TCA Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll had her final workout for the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes when breezing a half-mile in 48.20 seconds early Saturday over a fast main track at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Dance to Bristol readies for Gallant Bloom

DRF | 1 year ago
Dance to Bristol had her final work for the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom over the weekend when breezing five furlongs in 1:00.60 at the Bowie training center in Maryland. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Groupie Doll will need absolute best in Breeders’ Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll returned Tuesday to Churchill Downs following her Monday evening win in the Presque Isle Masters “in great shape,” according to trainer Buff Bradley, and attention now shifts to the next two races for the 2012 filly-mare sprint champion, those being the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland and the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll helps clear up picture

DRF | 1 year ago
The lineup for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint figures to be shaped by a couple of major questions. Groupie Doll answered one of them with her dominating win in the Grade 2 Presque Isle Masters on Monday. Read More...

Presque Isle Downs: Groupie Doll sets track mark in winning Masters

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll rebounded from a defeat in her 5-year-old debut to set a track record Monday night in repeating as the winner of the Grade 2, $400,200 Presque Isle Downs Masters. Read More...

Presque Isle Downs: Groupie Doll has no excuses in Masters

DRF | 1 year ago
Her latest loss came with a ready-made excuse, but if Groupie Doll somehow gets beat as she defends her title Monday evening in the Presque Isle Downs Masters, well, things might be a little harder to explain. Read More...

Ellis Park: Groupie Doll resumes training after Gardenia loss

DRF | 1 year ago
Champion Groupie Doll, upset in last Saturday’s Grade 3 Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park when third in her seasonal bow, remains on track for her scheduled fall campaign, trainer Buff Bradley said Friday. Read More...

Ellis Park: Groupie Doll starts her season in Gardenia Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Buff Bradley said he wasn’t feeling any pressure about the Gardenia Stakes on Saturday at Ellis Park until he started finding out how many friends and supporters will be there to watch Groupie Doll in her long-awaited return to action. Read More...

Ellis Park notes: Groupie Doll may be vulnerable in Gardenia off long layoff

DRF | 1 year ago
Of course Groupie Doll deserves to be a heavy favorite Saturday in the Grade 3 Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park in western Kentucky, but the fact that the champion mare has not raced in more than eight months and is using the race as a foundation for future events would seem to provide a ray of hope for her opposition. Read More...

Ellis Park: Groupie Doll must answer question in Gardenia

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll, the filly-mare sprint champion of 2012, will make her long-awaited return to action Saturday in the Grade 3, $100,000 Gardenia Stakes. Read More...

Ellis Park: Groupie Doll draws post 2 for Gardenia Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll was assigned post 2 in a field of 12 fillies and mares set to race Saturday in the Grade 3, $100,000 Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. Read More...

Groupie Doll to make 2013 debut in Gardenia at Ellis Park

DRF | 1 year ago
Trainer Buff Bradley said Friday from Churchill Downs that his star mare Groupie Doll will make her 5-year-old debut next Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Grade 3 Gardenia Stakes, the annual showcase race at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. Read More...

Kentucky notes: ‘Cowboy’ Jones still looking for win in seventh decade

DRF | 1 year ago
When R.A. "Cowboy" Jones climbed aboard the favorite in the second race Tuesday at Fairmount Park in southern Illinois, he sent certain folks scurrying to see if he was on the threshold of becoming the oldest Thoroughbred jockey ever to win a race in the United States. Read More...

Groupie Doll nears return

DRF | 1 year ago
Groupie Doll continued her march toward a return to action when breezing five furlongs Friday at Churchill in 1:00.60 under Calvin Borel. Read More...

Departing training sharply ahead of West Virginia Derby

DRF | 1 year ago
Departing has trained forwardly since his sixth-place finish in the Preakness and is “trending upward” toward his next start as the probable favorite in the Aug. 3 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park, trainer Al Stall Jr. said this week from Saratoga. Read More...