Monday, November 18, 2013

HRN: 2013 Breeders' Cup Highlights: Groupie Doll and Mizdirection

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

2013 Breeders' Cup Highlights: Groupie Doll and Mizdirection

An abundance of past Breeders’ Cup champions returned to the championships in 2013. Whereas some were abandoning the juvenile division to seek victory against older horses, many were seeking defenses of their titles. Five of these horses were successful in their repeat attempts: Wise Dan in the Mile, Mizdirection in the Turf Sprint, Groupie Doll in the Filly & Mare Sprint, and Beholder and Secret Circle in their advancement from the juvenile ranks to the Distaff and Sprint, respectively. These repeat winners were among the most popular of Breeders’ Cup weekend, but two of them were also some of the most bittersweet moments of the championships.

Both Groupie Doll and Mizdirection, the American female sprinting stars, were slated to sell just days after their Breeders’ Cup efforts. No longer would they be with their popular connections – Buff Bradley and Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, respectively. These Breeders’ Cup title defenses would serve as likely their last starts for these connections. This, combined with seeking repeat victories on racing’s biggest stage, made the pressure high as the fantastic mares went to post. . ."

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