December 2018 Member of the Month:
Mike Caruso (center)
ov. 3 was a monumental afternoon in horse racing. On the same day that Cot Campbell, the godfather of Thoroughbred racing partnerships, passed away, several prominent partners reached the heights of the racing world. By cruising to a one-length victory in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl
proved her superstardom for her owners, including champion wrestler-turned-horseman Mike Caruso.
“I’m pretty sure there’s no doubt about who’s going to win the Eclipse [Award] this year as 3-year-old filly,” Caruso observed. Racing for Caruso and longtime partner Michael Dubb, as well as Sol Kumin and Stuart Grant, Monomoy Girl tallied five grade 1 victories in sparkling fashion. Caruso credits trainer Brad Cox with lining up her 2018 racing schedule a year ago, noting that “the plan worked to perfection.”