Thoroughbred Racing

Filly and Mare Sprint goes to Groupie Doll

Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Odds-on favorite Groupie Doll broke away from the competition at the head of the stretch on her way to winning Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park.

Ridden by Rajiv Maragh, Groupie Doll was racing in the middle of the 10-horse field up the backstretch until the far turn. The 4-year-old filly, trained by Buff Bradley, went around the turn to join the leaders and went to the lead at the top of the stretch.

Groupie Doll, the 7-10 favorite, drove through the stretch to register a four- length victory over 9-2 second pick Dust and Diamonds. Finishing third was Switch with Belle of the Hall fourth. Last year's winner Musical Romance finished off the board.

Co-owned by Bradley, Groupie Doll covered the seven-furlongs in 1:20.72 on a fast track.

Groupie Doll adds $540,000 to her earnings. The filly has won nine of 16 career starts for $1.6 million. The Filly and Mare Sprint is her fifth straight stakes win.

Groupie Doll paid $3.40, $2.60 and $2.10. Dust and Diamonds returned $4.20 and $3.20, and Switch paid $3.60 to show.

11/03 15:53:33 ET