By Bill Finley
According to co-owner MyRacehorse, Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) is having some minor physical issues and will be given a freshener before returning to the races later this year.
“After collaborating with our partners, Spendthrift Farm, and trainer Brad Cox, have decided to give Monomoy Girl a brief break from training, with the expectation of the 6-year-old mare returning for a second-half of the year campaign on the racetrack,” read an email sent to those owning a share of Monomoy Girl through Myracehorse.
The email went on to say that Monomoy Girl “didn't bounce out of her gutsy second-place finish in last month's Grade I Apple Blossom H. as quickly as we would have hoped. While there are no serious physical issues with Monomoy Girl, she recently has been experiencing some minor muscle strains and hamstring soreness.”
The decision came after a thorough examination by Dr. Wes Sutter of Kentucky Equine Hospital, who advised that giving the two-time Eclipse Award and GI Breeders' Cup Distaff winner a short break from training would be beneficial for the mare. Dr. Sutter cleared Monomoy Girl to begin a swimming regimen in two weeks' time.
“We fully expect Monomoy Girl to return for a second-half-of-the-year campaign and anticipate more terrific performances to come from our wonderful mare,” said Spendthrift general manager, Ned Toffey. “We're happy that she will be spending her turnout time at WinStar, which has an amazing facility for horses who are getting a break from training. We look forward to getting Monomoy Girl back to Brad's barn after this brief respite, which we believe will do her a world of good.”