Sharedashenanigans, out of Sharing, wins on debut

Sharedashenanigans won at first asking at Laurel Park. Photo by Jim McCue.

Boardshorts’ 2-year-old filly Sharedashenanigans, the first foal out of Grade 1-winning Maryland-bred Sharing, kicked off Saturday’s Laurel Park program in style with a popular and professional victory in her career debut.

Ridden by Victor Carrasco for trainer Graham Motion, Sharedashenanigans ($3.40) covered five furlongs over a fast main track in 1:00.28 to win the maiden special weight by 1 ¼ lengths as the 3-5 favorite over four rivals.

It was the sixth win from nine starters at Laurel’s summer meet for Motion and second straight with a 2-year-old filly overall after Warming, Sharedashenanigan’s Fair Hill Training Center workmate, captured her unveiling Friday at Aqueduct.

“Thanks to Graham and the whole team behind the horse. Since yesterday when I talked to them, they were very high on her and everybody was telling me that I could not lose,” Carrasco said. “She was doing great, and her workmate [Warming] won yesterday first time out, too.”

Sharedashenanigans broke alertly and raced in the clear three wide as Pure Majestic and Thunder in Paris dueled through an opening quarter-mile in 22.91 seconds. Carrasco moved up alongside after a half in 47.53 and opened up once straightened for home.

“She was nothing but great. She’s a little filly, but very classy and well-behaved,” Carrasco said. “She broke well. I didn’t have to really rush her much to be on top of the front-runners and as soon as we turned for home and I said, ‘Go,’ she exploded. She was just waiting for competition.”

Sharing earned more than $1 million winning five of nine starts for Motion including the 2019 Selima at Laurel and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Santa Anita, both under Carrasco’s brother-in-law, jockey Manny Franco. In 2020, Sharing won the Edgewood (G2) and Tepin at Churchill Downs and was second in the Coronation (G1) at Royal Ascot.

Boardshorts, managed by former Sagamore Farm president Hunter Rankin, is the nom de course of Oregon coffee billionaire Travis Boersma, who paid $500,000 for Sharedashenanigans last fall. By Into Mischief, her granddam is Sagamore’s 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) winner Shared Account, also trained by Motion.