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.
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