‘A Special Filly In Every Sense Of The Word’: Breeders’ Cup Winner Sharing Retired Due To Injury

Sharing, the winner of the 2019 edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, has been retired from racing after suffering an injury in a paddock mishap during a spell in the wake of her 3-year-old season.

Bred by Sagamore Farm, the daughter of Speightstown, out of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf heroine Shared Account, was purchased as a yearling by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $350,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in Saratoga and campaigned by Eclipse and Gainesway Farm. She was trained by Graham Motion throughout her career.

At age two, Sharing was dubbed a TDN “Rising Star” when breaking her maiden going seven furlongs on the dirt at Saratoga and used a win in the Selima Stakes to propel her to Breeders’ Cup glory. She was an Eclipse Award finalist and named Maryland-Bred Horse of the Year.

At age three, Sharing opened her sophomore account by capturing the Tepin Stakes at Churchill Downs. She then enterprisingly ventured to Royal Ascot where she was a gallant second on taxing ground in the G1 Coronation. Upon return from her transatlantic quest, Sharing was victorious in the G2 Edgewood at Churchill Downs, a narrow fourth versus older fillies and mares in the G1 Matriarch at Del Mar and in her final start, she was third in the G1 American Oaks at Santa Anita, the site of her Breeders’ Cup triumph a year prior.

In nine career races, Sharing won five times, placed second once and was third twice, amassing just shy of $1.1 million.

Eclipse president, Aron Wellman, remarked, “Sharing was a special filly in every sense of the word. She was bred to be special being by a Breeders’ Cup winner and out of a Breeders’ Cup winner. Even her dam’s sire was a Breeders’ Cup winner. She was special when we bought her as a yearling and she trained like she was special from the moment she had a saddle put on her at Stonestreet Farm. When Graham (Motion) got her, she exhibited special ability and she proved it with a championship win as a 2 year-old.

Wellman added, “Sharing battled through foot issues all throughout her 3-year-old season, but still managed to win major races, travel the country and represent our partnership at Royal Ascot with a brilliant second in a Group 1. We had designs on a blockbuster campaign this coming season. We’re devastated we won’t be able to enjoy her racing any more, but she is destined to produce special foals for many years to come. In less than 10 years, Eclipse has won 16 Grade 1s, but Sharing is unequivocally our best to date. She is as classy as they come.”

Motion provided, “Sharing is a special filly who will go down as one of the best I trained. Breeders’ Cup wins don’t come too easily.”

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