Groupie Doll Stakes

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Groupie Doll Stakes
Grade III race
LocationEllis Park Race Course
Henderson, Kentucky, United States
Inaugurated1982
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websiteellisparkracing.com
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & Up fillies & Mares
WeightAssigned
Purse$100,000

The Groupie Doll Stakes (known as the 'Gardenia Stakes / Gardenia Handicap' until 2015[1]) is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early August at Ellis Park Race Course in Henderson, Kentucky. The event is open to three-year-olds & up fillies and mares. It is run at one mile (8 furlongs) on a conventional dirt surface. The race itself was initially named for the flower used in the winner's garland. The race is now named after the 2011 winner; Groupie Doll.

The race was first run in 1982. It first became a Grade III race in 1988.

Records[edit]

Speed record
  • 1 mile - 1:34.97 - Devious Intent (2013)
  • 1 18 miles - 1:47.60 - Lt. Lao (1988)
Most wins by a trainer
Most wins by a Jockey

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Gr.
2017 Tiger Moth 5 Corey Lanerie Brad H. Cox John D. Gunther 1-mile 1:36.30 III
2016 Innovative Idea 4 Marlon St. Julien Eoin G. Harty Godolphin Racing 1-mile 1:36.33 III
2015 Call Pat 6 Joe Rocco Jr. Brad H. Cox Miller Racing, LLC 1-mile 1:35.14 III
2014 Molly Morgan 5 Jesus Castanon Dale L. Romans William D. Cubbedge 1-mile 1:36.72 III
2013 Devious Intent 4 Roberto Morales Kellyn Gorder TK Stables (Kevin & Tammie Hulse) 1-mile 1:34.97 III
2012 Salty Strike 4 Victor Lebron Kenneth McPeek Craig Singer 1-mile 1:36.81 III
2011 Groupie Doll 3 Greta Kuntzweiler William Bradley Fred & William Bradley 1-mile 1:37.37 III
2010 Direct Line 4 Tony Farina Vickie Oliver St. George Farm Racing 1-mile 1:38.32 III
2009 Whirlie Bertie 4 Larry Melancon Steve Margolis Bertram & Elaine Klein 1-mile 1:35.80 III
2008 Swift Temper 4 Victor Lebron Dale L. Romans Mark H. Stanley 1-mile 1:37.55 III
2007 Pleasant Hill 4 Larry Melancon Greg Foley Donamire Farm 1-mile 1:38.85 III
2006 Prospective Saint 5 Eddie Castro Martin D. Wolfson Charles Miller 1-mile 1:36.13 III
2005 Dream of Summer 6 Corey Nakatani Juan J. Garcia James Weigel 1-mile 1:35.32 III
2004 Angela's Love 4 Mark Guidry Dale Romans Bill & Vicki Poston 1 18 1:49.54 III
2003 Bare Necessities 4 Rene Douglas Wallace Dollase Iron County Farms Inc. (George E. Middleton) 1 18 1:50.09 III
2002 Minister's Baby 4 Craig Perret Ken McPeek Lucky Seven Stable (Mike Makin) 1 18 1:49.73 III
2001 Asher 4 Mark Guidry Ronald Moquett Pepper Tree Farms 1 18 1:50.16 III
2000 Silent Eskimo 5 James Lopez Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1 18 1:50.56 III
1999 Lines of Beauty 4 Francisco Torres Randy Martin Marco Thoroughbred Corp. (Marco Bommarito) 1 18 1:49.60 III
1998 Meter Maid 4 Patrick Johnson Stanley M. Hough Robert E. Courtney 1 18 1:51.00
1997 Three Fanfares 4 Fabio Arguello Jr. Michael Tammaro Mereworth Farm 1 18 1:49.00
1996 Country Cat 4 Donna Barton D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1 18 1:49.60
1995 Laura's Pistolette 4 Eddie Martin Jr. Murray Johnson Jack Smith 1 18 1:50.80
1994 Alphabulous 5 Otto Thorwarth Steve Brown R. Coppola/W. Wright 1 18 1:50.00
1993 Erica's Dream 5 Willie Martinez Bobby C. Barnett Lushland Farm 1 18 1:49.80
1992 Bungalow 5 Francisco Torres Harvey L. Vanier Nancy A. Vanier 1 18 1:48.60
1991 Summer Matinee 4 Corey Black D. Wayne Lukas Clover Racing Stable 1 18 1:50.50
1990 Evangelical 4 Larry Melancon William I. Mott Bertram & Diana Firestone 1 18 1:49.80
1989 Lawyer Talk 5 Mary E. Doser Sam Ramer M. W. Miller Jr. 1 18 1:50.00
1988 Lt. Lao 4 Donald Brumfield James Eakins Robert C. Keller 1 18 1:47.60
1987 No Choice 4 Charles Woods Jr. Mike Lauer Webb Farms 1 18 1:49.20
1986 Queen Alexandra 4 Darrell E. Foster George Baker Jr. Rosalind Rosenthal 1 18 1:49.20
1985 Crimson Orchid 3 Scott E. Miller Vickie Foley Diane Dodge 1 18 1:49.80
1984 Rambling Rhythm 3 Luis J. Martinez Rick Hiles William B. Robinson 1 18 1:50.20
1983 Migola 3 Garth Patterson Ray Lawrence Jr. Spendthrift Farm 1 18 1:51.60
1982 Sweetest Chant 4 Earlie Fires Joseph M. Bollero Russell L. Reineman 1 18 1:49.80

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ellis Park renames Gardenia after Groupie Doll". Brisnet. Retrieved August 1, 2016.