‘She Owes Us Nothing’: Cox Reflects On Monomoy Girl’s Career

Spendthrift Farm and trainer Brad Cox announced Wednesday afternoon the retirement of multiple champion mare Monomoy Girl. Cox reflected Thursday about Monomoy Girl and what she’s meant to his career.

“She’s simply a remarkable mare and has meant the world to my career,” Cox said. “She’s given her owners a lot of joy throughout her career. We knew as a barn we weren’t going to do anything with her if she wasn’t 100 percent. It took us awhile to get her back last year. She’s rewarded us in such a big way. She owes us nothing and will always be special to us. She was our first (Kentucky) Oaks winner and Breeders’ Cup winner and a multiple champion. She matured a lot throughout her career. Going into the Breeders’ Cup (in 2020) she trained with such a purpose each day. It was hard to imagine her works being better than when she was a 3-year-old but she was more aggressive in her training and really blossomed on the racetrack.”

Owned in partnership by My Racehorse Stable, Spendthrift Farm and Madaket Stables, Monomoy Girl – a sure-fire future Hall of Famer – retired Wednesday with $4,776,818 in career purse earnings with an outstanding record of 17-14-3-0.

The speedy daughter of Tapizar grew to stardom after starting her career a perfect 3-for-3. Following a neck defeat in the 2017 Golden Rod (G2), Monomoy Girl stormed to victory in five straight races including the 2018 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1). She ended her 3-year-old campaign with one-length win in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). At the end of the season, she was awarded the Eclipse Award for outstanding 3-year-old filly.

Monomoy Girl spent the next 18 months on the sidelines due to injury but returned for her 5-year-old campaign which included victories in the La Troienne (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). She was awarded the Eclipse Award for Older Dirt Female in 2020.

There were only two races Monomoy Girl didn’t go off as the favorite: the 2017 Rags to Riches (3-1) and Kentucky Oaks (5-2).

Monomoy Girl raced at eight different racetracks and recorded victories on the dirt and turf. Jockey Florent Geroux was partnered with Monomoy Girl for 16 starts. Marcelino Pedroza rode her to victory in her debut at Indiana Grand.

Monomoy Girl was purchased at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale by BSW Bloodstock and agent Liz Crow for $100,000. Crow reflected Wednesday on social media about the career of Monomoy Girl.

“(She) was the mare of a lifetime,” Crow said. “There is truly no way to thank her for what she’s done for everyone involved. Monomoy Girl brought people together and changed lives.”

Cox stated Monomoy Girl will be retired to Spendthrift Farm.

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