05/07/2013 3:31PM

Churchill Downs: Groupie Doll resumes training

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Barbara D. Livingston
Groupie Doll, last year's top female sprinter, resumed training Tuesday at Churchill Downs following a freshening.

Groupie Doll, the 2012 Eclipse female sprint champion, had her first day at Churchill Downs on Tuesday since getting several months off when jogging two miles with Jada Schlenk aboard.

“We brought her in yesterday after all the Derby hoopla was over,” said Buff Bradley, who trains and co-owns the 5-year-old mare with his father, Fred. “Jada said she felt great.”

Groupie Doll had been at the Bradleys’ Indian Ridge Farm since being sent home in early February from Florida, where she was not training to Bradley’s satisfaction.

Groupie Doll has not raced since being beaten a nose by Stay Thirsty in the Cigar Mile in November. Bradley has not pinpointed a next race for her.