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.

Stacey Stoneman More than 1 year ago
Good luck training Groupie Doll! Time to show them the swish of your tail as it passes the finish line!
Horse 2win More than 1 year ago
Welcome back to the best sprinter of either sex, Groupie Doll!
rdeeps52 More than 1 year ago
Delauney disagrees with this statement
Eric More than 1 year ago
Maybe they should give Groupie Doll to Maggi Moss and let Tom Amoss train her just so we could see how much BETTER she could run......
Benjamin Gay More than 1 year ago
Delauney! name one sprinter that can beat the Doll???
Louie Carnesco More than 1 year ago
I love Groupie Doll
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Welcome back, Groupie Doll. We're happy to see you back. Hoping you had a happy and restorative vacation. Seeing you in action is always fun. Good luck and good fortune, Groupie Doll!