Drumette, Dam Of Monomoy Girl, Named 2020 Kentucky Broodmare Of The Year

Drumette, the dam of two-time champion Monomoy Girl, was named 2020 Broodmare of the Year on Wednesday at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders and Kentucky Thoroughbred Association’s Kentucky-Bred Champions awards presentation.

The 13-year-old Henny Hughes mare is the dam of six winners from as many foals to race, highlighted by Monomoy Girl, a daughter of Tapizar who was named champion 3-year-old filly of 2018 and champion older female of 2020.

Monomoy Girl went unbeaten during her 2020 campaign, notching an optional claiming win at Churchill Downs to kick off the season, then rolling off victories in the G2 Ruffian Stakes and G1 La Troienne Stakes, before finishing the season with a clear score in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland. She was named champion Kentucky-bred older female at Wednesday’s awards, as well.

Drumette’s produce record was also bolstered in 2020 by Mr. Monomoy, a colt by Palace Malice who won the G2 Risen Star Stakes and finished third in the G3 Lecomte Stakes. Mr. Monomoy debuted at stud this year, standing at Waldorf Farm in New York.

Other runners contributing to Drumette’s record in 2020 included Cowboy Diplomacy (by Tapizar) and Superman Shaq (by Shackleford).

Drumette has a 2-year-old filly from the first crop of Mastert, a yearling colt by Tapit, and she was booked back to Tapit for 2021.

Drumette’s four winners in 2020 were bred by the partnership of Frankfort Park Farm and Highfield Ranch. The mare was purchased by Highfield Ranch for $75,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, with Monomoy Girl in utero. She sold to Bridlewood Farm at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton November Sale for $1.85 million.

Wednesday’s Kentucky-bred awards also recognized Authentic as its 2020 Horse of the Year, adding to the accolades the colt picked up as the Eclipse Award winner for the same honor.

The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief won five of seven starts during his 2020 campaign, highlighted by victories in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Kentucky Derby, as well as the G1 Haskell Stakes, G2 San Felipe Stakes, and G3 Sham Stakes. He also finished a narrow second in the Preakness Stakes.

Following is a complete list of winners from Wednesday’s KTA/KTOB awards:

Broodmare of the Year: Drumette
Owner: Bridlewood Farm

Horse of the Year, 3-Year-Old Male: Authentic
Breeder: Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC

2-Year-Old Male: Essential Quality
Breeder: Godolphin

2-Year-Old Filly: Vequist
Breeder: Swilcan Stables

3-Year-Old Filly: Swiss Skydiver
Breeder: WinStar Farm, LLC

Older Dirt Male: Improbable
Breeder: St. George Farm LLC and G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

Older Dirt Female: Monomoy Girl
Breeder: FPF LLC and Highfield Ranch

Male Turf Horse: War of Will
Breeder: Flaxman Holdings Limited

Female Turf Horse: Rushing Fall
Breeder: Fred W. Hertrich III and John D. Fielding

Male Sprinter: Whitmore
Breeder: John Liviakis

Female Sprinter: Gamine
Breeder: Grace Thoroughbred Holdings

Racing Abroad: Kameko
Breeder: Calumet Farm

Steeplechase Horse: Snap Decision
Breeder: Phipps Stable

Merit Awards:

P.A.B. Widener Trophy for KTOB Breeder of the Year: Godolphin

Hardboot Breeders’ Award (Honoring unsung breeders who are well-established, but not typically acknowledged through other awards): Beau Lane

Charles W. Engelhard Award (Honoring a member of the media for outstanding coverage of the Thoroughbred industry): Donna Barton Brothers

William T. Young Humanitarian Award: Blue Grass Farms Charities

Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund leading earners:

KTDF Sire of the Year: Into Mischief
KTDF Earner of the Year: Arklow
KTDF Owner of the Year: Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey
KTDF Trainer of the Year: Brad Cox
KTDF Breeder of the Year: Calumet Farm

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