Standout filly Sharing, who won the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf as one of her five career victories, was retired from racing Tuesday after suffering an undisclosed paddock injury.
The undisclosed injury won’t take the 4-year-old daughter of Speightstown out of her broodmare career, according to Aron Wellman, president of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. That consortium owns Sharing.
“We had designs on a blockbuster campaign this coming season,” Wellman said in a release. “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. In less than 10 years, Eclipse has won 16 Grade 1s, but Sharing is unequivocally our best to date. She is as classy as they come.”
Sharing ran nine races in her two seasons. She won five of those, finished second once and third twice, hitting the board eight times in nine outings. Interestingly, the only time she missed the board brought her career-best 111 Equibase Speed Figure. That came in the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes last fall at Del Mar, where Sharing finished fourth by three-quarters of a length to three older mares.
Sharing Won Four of Her First Five Races
As a 2-year-old, Sharing broke her maiden on her second try. That jump-started a four-race, 10-month winning streak beginning with the Black-Type Selima Stakes at Laurel Park. Not a bad place for a Maryland-bred to win her first stakes race.
Sharing’s second stakes race provided her signature victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Her 1-¼-length victory made her an Eclipse Award finalist, Maryland-Bred Horse of the Year, and gave Sharing her lone Grade 1 victory. It also provided her first triple-digit Equibase score – a 104. Sharing would record nothing but triple-digit Equibases for the duration of her career.
Win No. 4 came last May in the Black-Type Tepin Stakes at Churchill Downs. Then, English-born trainer Graham Motion audaciously entered Sharing in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. She finished a game second, then picked up where she left off in the US, winning the Grade 2 Edgewood at Churchill Downs in September.
Foot Issues Didn’t Stop Sharing From Making Money
Sharing wrapped up her career with the fourth in the Matriarch and a third in the Grade 1 American Oaks on Santa Anita’s opening day on Dec. 26.
“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,” Wellman said.
Wishing a happy retirement to our girl SHARING! 💜
— Breeders' Cup (@BreedersCup) January 26, 2021
A $350,000 yearling purchase at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Select Sale at Saratoga, Sharing earned $1,092,751 in her career.
“Sharing was a special filly in every sense of the word. She was bred to be special, being a Breeders’ Cup winner and out of a Breeders’ Cup winner,” Wellman said. “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.”