Monomoy Girl Lights Up 'Night of the Stars', Sells to Spendthrift for $9.5 Million


Monomoy Girl | Fasig-Tipton

Seven hips after her onetime rival Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute) brought the hammer down for $5 million, champion and Saturday's dazzling GI Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Monomoy Girl (Tapizar–Drumette, by Henny Hughes) set a clear new highwater mark at the 'Night of the Stars' when selling to Spendthrift Farm for a jaw-dropping $9.5 million Sunday at Fasig-Tipton November. Spendthrift also brought home Got Stormy (Get Stormy) for $2.75 million earlier in the sale. Sold as hip 192 by ELiTE Sales, Monomoy Girl is one of the most popular mares of the past decade due to her remarkable consistency and success at the highest level. Beaten just twice–once via disqualification and once by a neck–in 14 career starts, the chestnut crossed the wire first in all several starts as a sophomore, winning the GI Kentucky Oaks, GI Breeders' Cup Distaff, GI Acorn S., GI Coaching Club American Oaks and GI Central Bank Ashland S. en route to a 3-year-old filly championship. Forced to miss her entire 2019 campaign with several physical issues, she returned to the races this year no worse for wear, going a perfect four-for-four and locking up another divisional championship in Saturday's Distaff at Keeneland.

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