Keeneland November sale report

Bridlewood Farm added to stellar broodmares to their band at the Keeneland November Sale when they purchased the dams of Grade 1 winners Monomoy Girl and Catholic Boy.

Monomoy Girl, a lock for champion 3-year-old filly honors with her six-for-seven campaign in 2018 that culminated with a win in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), is out of Drumette, who was purchased in foal to Claiborne stallion Mastery.

“I think it’s obvious why you want this mare,” Bridlewood general manager George Isaacs said.

He described Drumette as “a very youthful 10 (year-old), very correct. Nothing you wouldn’t like about her. Looks like she’s probably a good oven for anything you’d want to breed her to. A good mother.”

Bridlewood also purchased Song of Bernadette, the dam of Catholic Boy, that same day. Catholic Boy, currently 3, has banked over $1.8 million and has Grade 1 wins on both dirt (Travers S.) and grass (Belmont Derby Inv.) this year.

“We’re still trying to add a few really nice stakes-producing, grade 1 stakes-producing mares to our program, kind of round off our broodmare band, and she fit the profile,” Isaacs said of Song of Bernadette.