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Tiger Moth Goes Wide For Groupie Doll Victory

Corey Lanerie is in position to win a fourth Ellis Park riding title. But Sunday he won the track’s biggest race for the first time, guiding John Gunther’s late-running Tiger Moth to a three-quarters of a length victory over Walkabout in the 36th running of the Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes. “It feels great, first […]

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Tiger Moth Tepid Favorite In ‘Well-Matched’ Groupie Doll

Who knew when a 3-year-old filly named Groupie Doll won the 2011 Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park that she would become a two-time champion? Certainly we knew who Groupie Doll was two years later, when the reigning Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner and champion female sprinter again ran in the Gardenia, making her case […]

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Cox Swinging For The Fences With Pinch Hit In Ellis’ Groupie Doll

Owner Richard Klein and trainer Brad Cox are swinging for the fences with Pinch Hit in the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes on Aug. 13 at Ellis Park. The 3-year-old filly comes in off two impressive allowance victories, by a gritty nose at Churchill Downs and then by six lengths at Ellis Park at the Grade […]

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Bruder Playing The ‘Blame’ Game For Ellis Park’s Groupie Doll

Mike Bruder has raced at Ellis Park throughout his 40 years owning racehorses. But the retired Evansville businessman has never had a horse in his hometown track’s marquee race — something he hopes to rectify in a week. Bruder owns Put Da Blame On Me, a 4-year-old filly who comes into the Aug. 13, Grade 3 […]

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Tiger Moth Gets First Stakes Win In Indiana’s Mari Hulman George

John Gunther’s Tiger Moth earned her first stakes victory, rallying late to take Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George by 2 1/2 lengths over Mo d’Amour. Big World, a Grade 1 winner two races earlier who was the even-money favorite, finished another neck back third, with pacesetting Improv another two lengths back while nosing out […]

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Former Claimer Gives Trainer Michelle Lovell First Graded Stakes Placing

Emmajestic, claimed by Michelle Lovell for $40,000 1 1/2 years ago for owner Agave Racing Stable, became the trainer’s first horse to place in a graded stakes. Lovell, however, was at Louisiana Downs with a horse in a Louisiana-bred stakes and watched the Groupie Doll on her phone. “I haven’t had that many opportunities in […]

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Innovative Idea Rallies Again To Win Groupie Doll Stakes

The last time jockey Marlon St. Julien wore Godolphin Racing’s royal blue silks, he was finishing seventh in the 2000 Kentucky Derby aboard Curule. Saturday at Ellis Park in a pinch-hit role, St. Julien guided Chicago-based Innovative Idea to a half-length victory over Emmajestic in the Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes. It was a day […]

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‘Appreciative’ Doyle Back In The Saddle In Time For Stakes Mount At Ellis Park

Sophie Doyle won’t have just trainer instructions but doctor’s orders going into Saturday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Groupie Doll at Ellis Park. Doyle was scheduled to ride Friday’s fifth race at Ellis for her first mount since shattering her collarbone in a spill May 27 at Churchill Downs. She rides three Saturday, capped by Emmajestic in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Will Frosted Be The Same Horse For The Whitney?

This weekend’s top-class horse racing is highlighted by the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. Frosted, runaway winner of the Met Mile last out, leads a talented field of six on Saturday evening, but will he be the same horse this time out? Kicking off the graded stakes action on Friday is the G2 National […]

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Ahh Chocolate Works ‘Fantastic’ For Groupie Doll Stakes

Stoneway Farm’s Ahh Chocolate, possible favorite for what shapes up as one of the deepest runnings ever of Ellis Park’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll, had her final major piece of training at Churchill Downs for the $100,000 stakes Monday. So did Godolphin Racing’s Iowa Distaff winner Innovative Idea, who will ship in from Arlington Park. […]

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