Unhappy with the way Groupie Doll had been training since shipping
to Gulfstream, trainer Buff Bradley and his partners have decided to
turn out their Eclipse Award-winning sprinting mare for three months.
“We could not find anything conclusive, so we’re just going to give
her more time. We’re going to give her three months off, we decided,”
Bradley said. “We’re not going to do anything to her. We’ll just monitor
her. Everything looks good on her. Her legs are cold and tight.”
Bradley expects to send Groupie Doll back to his Kentucky farm in about a week.
“People said, ‘You can still breed her this year.’ That’s not what
we’re looking for. We love to race. When it’s time to breed her, we’ll
breed her,” Bradley said.
“She’ll be 110 percent when she does run. When you run against the
class she’s going to run against, you need to be 110 percent. She’s not
110 percent right now.”
Groupie Doll, who captured the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
(G1) at Santa Anita before losing a narrow decision to Stay Thirsty in
the Cigar Mile (G1) at Aqueduct in her 2012 finale, had been tentatively
scheduled to run in the Inside Information (G2) at Gulfstream on March
The daughter of Bowman’s Band, if all goes well, will have a three-race fall campaign.