Champion Monomoy Girl Gets A Break, Expected To Return For Second Half Of 2021

Dual champion Monomoy Girl, a gallant second in the G1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park last out, will be given some time away from the racetrack, MyRacehorse announced via email over the weekend. The two-time Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner will be turned out for 30 days at WinStar Farm.

Monomoy Girl was sold to Spendthrift Farm for $9.5 million at the conclusion of her 2020 racing season, and MyRacehorse leased her 2021 racing rights. MyRacehorse then sold shares in that experience to 10,200 individuals earlier this year. The 6-year-old daughter of Tapizar won the G3 Bayakoa and was second to Letruska in the Apple Blossom thus far this season.

The full statement from MyRacehorse is as follows:

“MyRacehorse, after collaborating with our partners, Spendthrift Farm, and trainer Brad Cox, have decided to give Monomoy Girl a brief break from training, with the expectation of the 6-year-old mare returning for a second-half of the year campaign on the racetrack.

“The two-time Eclipse Award champion didn’t bounce out of her gutsy second-place finish in last month’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap as quickly as we would have hoped. While there are no serious physical issues with Monomoy Girl, she recently has been experiencing some minor muscle strains and hamstring soreness.

“After a thorough veterinary work-up, Dr. Wes Sutter of Kentucky Equine Hospital advised us that giving Monomoy Girl a short break from training would be very beneficial for the mare.

“Monomoy Girl will receive her freshening at WinStar Farm in Kentucky, where she will be turned out for 30 days while being hand-walked. Dr. Sutter has also cleared Monomoy Girl to begin a swimming regime in two weeks’ time.

“’We fully expect Monomoy Girl to return for a second-half of the year campaign and anticipate more terrific performances to come from our wonderful mare,’ said Spendthrift general manager, Ned Toffey. ‘We’re happy that she will be spending her turnout time at WinStar, which has an amazing facility for horses who are getting a break from training. We look forward to getting Monomoy Girl back to Brad’s barn after this brief respite, which we believe will do her a world of good.’”

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