Tapizar is beginning to follow in the footsteps of his champion sire Tapit by throwing champion runners. The stallion was represented by his first Eclipse Award winner when his talented daughter Monomoy Girl clinched the 2018 title for top 3-year-old filly.
The ultra consistent Monomoy Girl soared to the top of her division with six wins in seven starts last year, including five G1 scores at four different tracks.
Monomoy Girl bested other top 3-year-old fillies in the G1 Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, the G1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park, the G1 Central Bank Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, and the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks. She capped off her sensational season with a victory in against older females in the G1 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill, a performance that also made her a finalist for Horse of the Year honors.
Trained by Brad Cox, Monomoy Girl is campaigned by a partnership that includes Sol Kumin, Michael Dubb, Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group, and Michael Caruso’s Bethlehem Stables.
Florent Geroux guided Monomoy Girl in all seven of her 2018 starts. Bred in Kentucky by FPF (Brendan and Olive Gallagher) and Highfield Ranch (Michael Hernon), she is out of the Henny Hughes mare Drumette.
Monomoy Girl is the first grade 1 winner for Tapizar, a Breeders’ Cup-winning miler by Tapit. America’s leading third-crop sire in 2018, Tapizar has sired 128 winners, 14 stakes horses, four stakes winners, eight graded stakes horses, and has $10 million in progeny earnings. He stands for $10,000 at Gainesway.