SHARING ON HOLD WITH “FOOT ISSUE”

Sharing
Sharing won the 2019 Selima Stakes. Photo by Maryland Jockey Club.

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.”

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