GRADE 1 WINNER SHARING RETIRED
Sharing, the Maryland-bred filly who electrified the racing world with her rallying victory in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, has been retired following a three-year-old season in which she added two stakes wins to her career haul.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, co-owners of the filly, announced the retirement on Twitter.
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“Heartbroken to announce the retirement from racing of our @BreedersCup heroine, Sharing,” Eclipse tweeted . “She was special in every sense of the word.”
In her career, Sharing won five of nine starts, earning $1,092,751 in the process. She lodged her biggest win in the ’19 Breeders’ Cup, a victory she earned after winning Laurel Park’s Selima Stakes weeks earlier to secure a spot.
Sharing’s 2020 campaign was not quite as fruitful, though it certainly had its moments. She added two more stakes wins to the ledger, taking the Grade 2 Edgewood Stakes and the ungraded Tepin Stakes, both at Churchill Downs. In between she was a good second in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at England’s Royal Ascot.
Sharing, a daughter of Speightstown out of the Breeders’ Cup-winning Pleasantly Perfect mare Shared Account, was bred in Maryland by Sagamore Farm. Sagamore sold her as a yearling for $350,000 to Eclipse, and she raced during her career for the partnership of Eclipse and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck). Graham Motion trained her throughout her career.
Sharing broke her maiden at second asking as a two-year-old at Saratoga. It was then, Motion said, that it became clear he had a serious racehorse on his hands.
“I tell everyone I only bring the babies I think have talent and potential to Saratoga,” Motion told The Racing Biz a year ago. “I mean, Saratoga’s where you find out if they’re as good as you think they are, and that was certainly the case with Sharing. When we came home after that meeting, we knew we had a filly who was something special.”