LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Groupie Doll rallied from the middle of the pack and took control in a four-wide charge to win the $300,000 Grade 1 Vinery Madison Stakes on Thursday at Keeneland.
Sent off at 7-2 odds, Groupie Doll ran the seven furlongs in 1:23.76 under Rajiv Maragh for trainer and co-owner Buff Bradley. The 4-year-old chestnut filly narrowly missed a victory at the Polytrack in October in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes.
Groupie Doll paid $9.80, $4.80 and $4.20. She’s Cheeky returned $14.40 and $6.80, while Ariana D paid $6.20 to show.
The favorite and Eclipse Award winning female sprinter Musical Romance went off at 9-5 odds but appeared to tire at the end to finish fourth.