July 2018 Member of the Month:
Brendan and Olive Gallagher
Brendan and Olive Gallagher of Frankfort Park Stud
ith four consecutive graded stakes wins this year, Monomoy Girl has catapulted herself to the top of the 3-year-old filly standings. Bred in Kentucky by Michael Hernon’s Highfield Ranch and Brendan and Olive Gallagher’s Frankfort Park Stud, the Tapizar filly, undefeated in 2018, is a burgeoning superstar.
Irish natives, the Gallaghers both grew up with fathers in the horse industry. County Kildare native Olive is the daughter of equine royalty; her father was legendary jump jockey Pat Taaffee, who rode the immortal Arkle in the 1960s. Brendan got involved in American bloodstock in the 1980s, saying, “Well, I came here in 1983 as a student for a year because I did a lot of the shipping.” The farm originally served as a location to quarantine imported stock before shipping them elsewhere.