LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 10, 2014) – Keeneland sale graduate and two-time champion Groupie Doll on Sunday marked the end of a remarkable racing career with an exclamation point when she rallied from last to win the Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream by 7 lengths. Owner Mandy Pope purchased Groupie Doll for $3.1 million at Keeneland’s 2013 November Breeding Stock Sale.
During a career that spanned four years, Groupie Doll recorded 12 wins from 23 starts and earned $2,648,850. Nine of her wins came in graded stakes, including the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) in 2012 and 2013, and the Vinery Madison (G1) and Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at Keeneland in 2012.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2 in the San Antonio S. (G2) on 2/8 at Santa Anita:
1- BLINGO, 5YO gelding by Artie Schiller – Wassifa (GB) ($80,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill; Buyer- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss) Won (career 11-4-0-0, $364,408) O- Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Moss; T- John Shirreffs
2- Imperative, 4YO gelding by Bernardini – Call Her ($325,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- John Ferguson) O- KM Racing; T- G. Papaprodromou
GROUPIE DOLL, 5YO mare by Bowman’s Band – Deputy Doll ($3.1 million, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Whisper Hill Farm) Won Hurricane Bertie S. (G3) on 2/9 at Gulfstream (career 23-12-4-4, $2,648,850) O- Whisper Hill Farm; T- W.B. Bradley
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) on 2/8 at Gulfstream:
1- FALLING SKY, 4YO colt by Lion Heart – Sea Dragoness ($16,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Off The Hook, agent) (career 10-4-1-1, $320,470) O- Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger
2- Narvaez, 4YO gelding by Holy Bull – Miss Lulu ($40,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pauls Mill Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Mighty White Stallion) O- Stipa Racing Stable; T- A. Bezara
GRACER, 3YO filly by Exchange Rate – Tina’s Goal ($150,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Anthony Dutrow) Won $98,000 Dearly Precious S. on 2/8 at Aqueduct (career 6-4-1-1, $243,000) O- Team D & Three Chimneys Racing; T- Anthony Dutrow
BE PROUD, 3YO filly by Proud Citizen – Wild and Proud ($35,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Idle Hour Farm, agent; Buyer- Machmer Hall & Partners) Won $53,405 California Oaks on 2/8 at Golden Gate (career 8-2-4-0, $117,950) O- Patti & Hal Earnhardt III; T- Bob Baffert
JAYCITO, 6YO horse by Victory Gallop – Night Edition ($110,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) Won $50,080 Curribot H. on 2/9 at Sunland (career 22-4-5-2, $427,934) O- Tony Pennington; T- Justin Evans