Purely Hot

2013 Stakes Winner

Pedigree

Purely Hot   Pure Prize Storm Cat
Heavenly Prize
Wood Not Kissin Kris
Wood So

Sale History

Year Sale Hip# Type Price Buyer Consignor
2013 FTKNOV 128 E $225,000 Volt Resources Hidden Brook

Recent Races

Satin and Lace S.

SATIN AND LACE S. Presque Isle Downs, June 09, 2013, $100,000 Guaranteed, value of race $100,000, 3 yo's & up, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:03.22 All Weather Track FT.

PURELY HOT (Bay Mare , 6 yo, 114 lb) $60,000
Pure Prize —Wood Not , by Kissin Kris
B—Dr. & Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau , MD ; O—Tuozzo Racing LLC ; T—Nick Joseph Caruso

Dr. Diamonds Prize (Dark Bay or Brown Mare , 6 yo, 115 lb) $20,000
Pure Prize —Miss Mary Apples , by Clever Trick
B—KatieRich Stables & Christopher G. Connors , KY ; O—Katierich Stables ; T—Mark Hubley

Sally Sally (Dark Bay or Brown Mare , 7 yo, 112 lb) $10,000
Cactus Ridge —Jerejere , by Silver Buck
B—John T. L. Jones Jr. , KY ; O—Anne L. Walsh ; T—Ryan D. Walsh

Margins: 5, neck, neck . Others: Strike the Moon 115 ($5,000) , Tacky Image 115 ($2,500) , Hard Truth 117 ($1,500) , Lisa's Booby Trap 112 ($500) , Interrogate 115 ($500) . Winning Jockey, Harry Vega.

Presque Isle Downs Masters S. (gr. II)

PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS MASTERS S. (gr. II), Presque Isle Downs, September 09, 2013, $400,000 Guaranteed, value of race $400,200, 3 yo's & up, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:14.88 All Weather Track FT.

GROUPIE DOLL (Chestnut Mare , 6 yo, 115 lb) $240,000
Bowman's Band —Deputy Doll , by Silver Deputy
B—Fred Bradley & William Bradley , KY ; O—Bradley, Fred F., Bradley, William B., Hurst, Carl and Burns, Brent ; T—William B. Bradley

Purely Hot (Bay Mare , 6 yo, 118 lb) $80,000
Pure Prize —Wood Not , by Kissin Kris
B—Dr. & Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau , MD ; O—Tuozzo Racing LLC ; T—Nick Joseph Caruso

Judy the Beauty (Chestnut Filly , 5 yo, 118 lb) $40,000
Ghostzapper —Holy Blitz , by Holy Bull
B—Adena Springs , ON ; O—Wesley A. Ward ; T—Wesley A. Ward

Margins: 1½, ¾, 2 . Others: Sounds of the City 115 ($20,000) , Lotta Lovin 115 ($10,000) , Queen's Award 114 ($6,000) , Mystic City 118 ($2,000) , Toto Cor 112 ($2,000) , Winning Image 119 ($200) . Winning Jockey, Rajiv Maragh.

Presque Isle Downs Masters S. Recap

Nearly 3,500 Thoroughbred yearlings will go through the auction ring before Keeneland’s September sale wraps up on Sept. 21. Owners head to the sale with visions of the winner’s circle. The truth is, though, some of those horses will never win, much less land a stakes or earn a championship.

Trainer William “Buff” Bradley went to Keeneland in September 1997 and purchased Deputy Doll for $25,000 with his father, Fred. The daughter of Silver Deputy, in whom Bradley recognized a lot of class, made it to the track and the winner’s circle. As a broodmare, her most successful mating—with Bowman’s Band in 2007—produced last year’s champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, who won the Sept. 9 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II).

“I was at Lane’s End looking at other stallions, and I saw (Bowman’s Band) in the barn,” said Bradley. “I hadn’t even requested to see him but I said, ‘Well bring him out,’ and once I saw him I booked four mares to him the next day.”

Bradley was familiar with the stallion, and liked what he had done at the track and admired his longevity. But the stallion’s physicality sparked Bradley’s interest. “Seeing him physically really wanted me to find something to breed to him,” said Bradley. “I didn’t even know his pedigree, so I went home and looked it up and really liked that, too. It’s the opposite of how I usually do it.”

Though the mating may have been out of the norm, nothing else about Groupie Doll’s raising or training has been. On the family farm the Bradleys bred, raised, and trained Groupie Doll in the same way as they have their other runners.

“It’s really special that the whole family is involved,” Bradley said. “My dad and I foaled (Groupie Doll) and my wife, Kim, runs the farm, and my kids help as well, turning out the mares and foals.

“To raise a champion like Groupie Doll is very rewarding…just to know that you can and that it’s always a possibility. I think it gives people like me a lot of hope that they can do the same thing.”

Bowman’s Band, sire of 13 stakes winners, stood at Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky. He died in 2008 following complications from colic surgery.—M.P.