Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade I) winner Groupie Doll was scheduled
to go to trainer Buff Bradley’s farm in Frankfort, Ky. earlier this
week, but plans changed and the 4-year-old filly remained at Churchill Downs to
prepare for a possible start in the Cigar Mile (GI) at Aqueduct on Nov. 24.
so good right now,” Bradley said. “It wouldn’t be an easy race, but with as
good as she is right now, we’re thinking about it.”
Doll originally was scheduled to leave for the farm just days after returning
to Louisville following her Breeders’ Cup triumph, but Bradley kept her at
Churchill Downs to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Parade of Champions, which
was held at the Louisville track Nov. 11.
we took her over for the parade she was dragging them around,” Bradley said.
who co-owns the filly with his father, Fred, and Carl Hurst and Brent
Burns, said Groupie Doll’s assigned weight will be the deciding factor on
whether to run in the Cigar.
check the weights and see,” Bradley said. “I want to make sure the weights are
fair and, if they look all right, we’ll probably go.”
for the Cigar are scheduled to be announced Nov. 18.