Last updated: 1/25/13 11:44 AM
|Groupie Doll wasn’t training to trainer Buff Bradley’s satisfaction
Unhappy with the way Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint heroine Groupie Doll had been training since
shipping to Gulfstream, trainer Buff Bradley and his partners have decided to
turn out their Eclipse Award-winning 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
Groupie Doll, who captured the Filly & Mare
Sprint at Santa Anita before losing a nose decision to Stay Thirsty in
the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct in her 2012 finale, had been tentatively
scheduled to run in the Grade 2 Inside Information at Gulfstream on March 17.
The five-year-old daughter of Bowman’s Band, if all goes well, will have
a three-race fall campaign.
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