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Groupie Doll sprints to 3-5 score

Groupie Doll
Rajiv Maragh rides Groupie Doll to victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP)

Groupie Doll charged down the middle of the track to win the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint, restoring some order to a Breeders' Cup dominated by long-shot winners.

The 3-5 favorite won by 4-1/2 lengths on Saturday at Santa Anita and paid $3.40for $2 win bet, making her the shortest price of the eight winners so far in the two-day world championships. Ridden by Rajiv Maragh, Groupie Doll ran seven furlongs in 1 minute, 20.72 seconds after circling three-wide on the turn to take the lead. Maragh won the Juvenile Sprint on opening day Friday.

Dust and Diamonds finished second, and Switch was third.

Groupie Doll earned her fifth straight victory, all since trainer-owner William ''Buff'' Bradley added blinkers to the 4-year-old filly. She became the first winning favorite in the race's five-year history.

Switch was making her final career start. She is set to be sold, as is Dust and Diamonds.

CLASSIC

Fort Larned, a 9-1 long shot, led all the way to win the Classic by a half-length, capping a weekend of upsets at the Breeders' Cup. READ MORE

MILE

Wise Dan beat Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, on Saturday by 1-1/2 lengths while setting a course record in the Mile. READ MORE

SPRINT

Trinniberg, the 17th-place finishers in the Kentucky Derby, sprang an upset in the Sprint at 13-1 odds. READ MORE

TURF

Little Mike sprung a 17-1 upset over some of the world's top distance grass runners on in the Turf. READ MORE

BREEDERS' CUP ACTION

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JUVENILE

Undefeated Shanghai Bobby held off a late charge by He's Had Enough to win by a head in the Juvenile as Rosie Napravnik joined Julie Krone as the only female jockeys to win a Breeders' Cup race. READ MORE

TURF SPRINT

Filly Mizdirection beat the boys by a half-length in the Turf Sprint off a six-month layoff, giving sports talk radio host and co-owner Jim Rome his first Breeders' Cup victory. READ MORE

DIRT MILE

Tapizar took advantage of an early stumble by Shackleford to pull off a 15-1 upset in the Dirt Mile. READ MORE

JUVENILE FILLIES

At 9-1, George Vancouver found a narrow opening in the lane and shot through to win the Juvenile Turf. The colt was hopelessly boxed until jockey Ryan Moore found a seam. READ MORE

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