Groupie Doll Groupie

May 3, 2012: Groupie Doll in her stall a few days before her track record win in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff.

This unassuming chestnut is Groupie Doll, a homebred filly for the Bradleys by Bowman’s Band out of the Silver Deputy mare Deputy Doll. All she’s done this year is win almost $1.4 million while hitting the board in all of her 9 starts, including a streak of wins in three Grade 1 and two Grade 2 races. She ran against the boys twice, coming in second to Boys at Tosconova in her first start of the year and placing second by a head to Stay Thirsty in her last start of the year, the Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Her other starts were against the likes of Royal Delta and Awesome Maria. She’s kept amazing company all year long!

She won the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint over a deep field, set a new 7 furlong track record at Churchill Downs in the Humana, and won Grade 1 races over both Polytrack and dirt. She has sewn up the Eclipse for Female Sprinter, and will probably get some votes for Older Female, too. Buff Bradley has done such a fantastic job with her, and it’s even more special to know that she’s getting a rest at the family farm while being turned out with the other Bradley hero, Brass Hat!

Racing couldn’t ask for a better story this year, and we’ll get to hear more next year. They’re going to keep her in training as a 5 year old. I can’t wait!

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