SHARING ON HOLD WITH “FOOT ISSUE”
When Sharing returned from her trip to Royal Ascot with an easy win — at 3-5 odds — in the Grade 2 Edgewwod Stakes September 4 on the Kentucky Oaks undercard, it seemed to presage a second straight big fall campaign.
But the Maryland-bred hasn’t been on the work tab since, and according to trainer Graham Motion’s Herringswell Stable’s “official” Twitter account, she’s wrestling with a minor “foot issue.”
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“Unfortunately #Sharing has been struggling with a foot issue which has been a problem on and off throughout her career,” the tweet said in response to a question. “[S]he will be back on the work tab soon.”
Sharing, a daughter of Speightstown, was bred by Sagamore Farm, who sold her at auction to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $350,000.
She’s made that a wise investment, winning five of seven starts to date, with earnings of more than $1 million. She won last fall’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf following a score in Laurel Park’s Selima Stakes, and earlier this year she ran second in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.
After an easy win in the Edgewood, it appeared a reprise of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup win might be in the offing. That looks less likely now, with the runner showing no works or races in the last month.
“Undecided [about the Breeders’ Cup] right now, to be honest with you,” Eclipse’s founder and president Aron Wellman said of Sharing in a release. “We’re just sort of seeing how the next couple weeks go. With a filly like her, we just sort of wait until she tells us. She is special, no doubt about it. She shows up every time.”