On the same card that would see 3-year-old colt Justify become the 13th Triple Crown winner, the nation’s leading 3-year-old filly, Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Monomoy Girl, captured her third consecutive Grade 1 race in the one-mile Acorn Stakes June 9 at Belmont Park.
Monomoy Girl showcased equal parts talent and determination to capture a thrilling edition of the Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 4 at Churchill Downs, gamely refusing to yield after a stretch-long battle with Wonder Gadot.
Monomoy Girl, already considered the leading Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate, solidified her status as the country’s top 3-year-old filly with a dominant wire-to-wire victory in the Ashland Stakes (G1) April 7 at Keeneland.
Tapizar filly Monomoy Girl made a successful 3-year-old debut Feb. 17, winning the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) by 2½ lengths to announce herself as a leading Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate.
Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2018 roster, and Tapit, the leading North American sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will again command a $300,000 fee and his book will be limited to 125 mares.
Monomoy Girl, a 2-year-old Tapizar filly who had impressively won her first two outings on the grass, made an impressive shift to the main track for her stakes debut Oct. 29, romping by 6½ lengths to capture the $82,670 Rags to Riches Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Lasting Legacy, a 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Tapizar, improved his record to two wins in as many starts with a three-length allowance score Oct. 13 at Belmont Park.
Tapizo, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Tapizar, racked up his second career victory Oct. 8 when he defeated older horses over 1,800 meters at Kyoto.
Mr. Crow rattled off his second dominating victory of the Saratoga meet Aug. 30 when taking a seven-furlong allowance race by 6¼ lengths in 1:22.07. The performance earned a 104 Beyer Speed Figure.
Tapizar colt American Pastime cruised to his third career victory Aug. 19 at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Bob Hess Jr. trainee defeated older horses in a six-furlong allowance by 2½ lengths.