MONOMOY GIRL RETIRED

23 Sep 2021 08:15


 

Two-time Eclipse Award winner and seven-time grade 1 winner, Monomoy Girl has been retired from racing after she was discovered to have sustained an injury during training Sept. 21 at Churchill Downs.Owned by MyRacehorse, Spendthrift Farm, and Sol Kumin’s Madaket Stables, Monomoy Girl had been making a return to racing following a break over the spring since her narrow runner-up finish to Letruska  in the April 17 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The 6-year-old chestnut mare retires with 14 wins and three seconds from 17 lifetime starts.Spendthrift’s Ned Toffey said that Monomoy Girl is expected to come to the Lexington-based farm this week to settle into her new career as a future broodmare. Breeding plans have not yet been determined for the daughter of Tapizar.A stakes winner at 2, Monomoy Girl went on to capture four consecutive grade 1 victories as a 3-year-old—the Central Bank Ashland, Longines Kentucky Oaks, Acorn, and Coaching Club America Oaks—for Michael Dubb, Kumin’s Monomoy Stables, Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group, and Mike Caruso’s Bethlehem Stables. She returned to Churchill Downs later in the year to become just the 11th 3-year-old to win the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), earning her first Eclipse Award as the 2018 champion 3-year-old filly.
Setbacks caused Monomoy Girl to miss a 4-year-old campaign, however, she returned at 5 in career form, ripping off four straight wins and punctuating a perfect season with another Breeders’ Cup Distaff triumph last November at Keeneland. She earned her second Eclipse Award, this time as the 2020 champion older dirt female. One race prior to her second Distaff victory, she won the La Troienne Stakes Presented by Oak Grove Racing and Gaming (G1).



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