Sharing (Speightstown–Shared Account, by Pleasantly Perfect), winner of the 2019 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, has been retired from racing after suffering an injury in a paddock mishap, according to an Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners release. Bred by Sagamore Farm, 4-year-old is out of the 2010 GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf heroine, Shared Account, and was purchased as a yearling by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners for $350,000 at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in Saratoga. Campaigned by Eclipse and Gainesway Farm, she was trained by Graham Motion throughout her career.
Eclipse President, Aron Wellman, said, “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.”
At age 2, Sharing earned TDN “Rising Star” status when breaking her maiden going seven furlongs on the Saratoga dirt before using a win in the grassy Selima S. to propel her to a Breeders' Cup victory.
Motion said, “Sharing is a special filly who will go down as one of the best I trained. Breeders' Cup wins don't come to easily.”
An Eclipse Award finalist, she was named Maryland-Bred Horse of the Year. The following season, Sharing captured Churchill's Tepin S. before finishing second in the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot. Later that summer, she took the GII Edgewood S., came home a narrow fourth against older rivals in the GI Matriarch S. at Del Mar and in her final career start, she was third in Santa Anita's GI American Oaks.
In nine career starts, the chestnut won five times, placed second once and was third twice, amassing just shy of $1.1 million.
“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,” added Wellman. “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. She is as classy as they come.”