MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm will partner on the 2021 racing campaign of two-time champion Monomoy Girl (Tapizar), who makes her 2021 debut Sunday at Oaklawn in the GIII Bayakoa S. In a lease-to-race agreement for the 2021 season, MyRacehorse has acquired a majority ownership interest in the 6-year-old mare, purchased by Spendthrift at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale for $9.5 million. The news was first reported by Bob Ehalt on BloodHorse.com, who discussed the details with Sol Kumin, who has also bought back into the mare.
Shares in Monomoy Girl, the 2018 GI Kentucky Oaks winner and two-time GI Breeders' Cup Distaff winner, will be available through MyRacehorse.com, a micro-share platform that allows for affordable horse ownership through its offerings which are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
MyRacehorse will offer 10,200 shares in Monomoy Girl at $46 per share, according to a press release issued by MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Thursday, who indicated that the $1,000,000 GI Apple Blossom H. would be the chestnut's next target after the Bayakoa.
This latest collaboration between MyRacehorse and Spendthrift Farm represents the second major step in their partnership after their success in the 2020 GI Kentucky Derby and GI Breeders' Cup Classic with the reigning Horse of the Year and champion sophomore male Authentic (Into Mischief), now a stallion at Spendthrift.
“Monomoy Girl is a mare that is truly one of the all-time greats in our industry and I think that's not overstating her accomplishments at all,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift's general manager. “She is a seven-time Grade I winner, winner of 13 of 15 lifetime starts, $4.4 million in earnings, multiple Breeders' Cup winner. She is truly at a really elite level of class, really almost by herself in the discussion of great race mares, so it is really exciting for us to be able to partner with MyRacehorse on her.”
Michael Behrens, founder and CEO of MyRacehorse, said, “The opportunity to provide the MyRacehorse community with a horse like Monomoy Girl through a partnership with Spendthrift Farm is beyond exhilarating. We can't wait to see what this amazing mare has in store for 2021. This partnership speaks volumes to B. Wayne Hughes' ongoing commitment to grow the racing industry. His unwavering support to provide continued excitement and access to elite horses to the masses through micro share ownership is truly incredible and has us continually raising the bar at MyRacehorse.”