Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll was scheduled to go to
trainer Buff Bradley’s farm in Frankfort, Kentucky, earlier this week, but plans
changed and the four-year-old filly daughter of Bowman’s Band remained at
Churchill Downs to prepare for a possible start in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at
Aqueduct on November 24.
“She’s 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.”
Groupie 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 last Sunday.
“When we took her over for the parade she was dragging them around,” Bradley
Bradley, 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.
“We’ll 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.”
Weights for the Cigar are scheduled to be announced November 18.