Suzanne Grant and Stuart Grant of Delaware with Monomoy Girl’s Breeders’ Cup trophy after the celebrated mare’s rousing victory at Keeneland on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Monomoy Girl capped a storybook career by winning the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Monomoy Girl swept to the lead with a quarter-mile remaining in the 1 1/8-mile race. Monomoy Girl, the 2018 Distaff winner, became just the fourth two-time winner in the 37-year history of the race, following Bayakoa (1989-90), Royal Delta (2011-12), and Beholder (2013, 2016).
Monomoy Girl, trained by Brad Cox, is owned by The Elkstone Group (Stuart Grant-Delaware), Monomoy Stables, Michael Dubb, and Bethlehem Stables.
Stuart Grant celebrated Monomoy Girl’s success at the Breeder’s Cup Distaff Press Conference, saying:
STUART GRANT (of Delaware): It’s so exciting and it’s so exciting to do it with great partners. We have been together for awhile. We have a number of horses, but this one is the most special. The idea not only that she has all the Grade 1 wins in two Breeders’ Cups, an Eclipse Award, but she did it with a 18-month gap in between. You think about a professional athlete coming back from that kind of period of being off, it’s just unbelievable.