There was no stopping at the farm for Groupie Doll after her victory Thursday afternoon in the Vinery Madison (G1).
they get to go to the farm after winning a Grade 1, but she was on the
shuttle and came back to Churchill Downs,” said trainer and part owner
Buff Bradley, who would take former stable star Brass Hat back to the family farm in Frankfort after races during his lucrative career.
Bradley, who bred Groupie Doll along with his father, Fred, said the filly came out of the race in good order.
ate up well last night and came back fine,” Bradley said. “The plan is
the ($300,000) Humana Distaff (G1 on May 5 at seven furlongs) and then
give her some time off and plan for the rest of the year.”
The Humana Distaff will mark the rubber match this year between Groupie Doll and beaten Vinery Madison favorite Musical Romance, who finished fourth Thursday.
came out of the race perfect and she will go to Churchill Downs
tomorrow,” said Freddy Guzman, assistant to trainer and co-owner Bill
Kaplan. “She fought the rider the whole way around and had no kick at
Romance, the champion female sprinter of 2011 and winner of the
Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) last fall at Churchill Downs,
had beaten Groupie Doll in their first meeting in the Inside Information
(G2) at Gulfstream Park in March.
Trainer John Sadler said that Home Sweet Aspen,
who set the early pace before fading to last in the eight-horse field,
displaced her soft palate and will return to California.