Racing for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable, Sharing tracked in fourth early before surging in the stretch to post a 1 1/4-length win in the Juvenile Fillies Turf Friday, completing the one-mile race in 1:34.59 on firm turf under jockey Manny Franco. The daughter of Speightstown secured her third straight win; as she was entered off a stakes win in Maryland—the Selima Stakes at Laurel Park.
The victory adds another chapter of Breeders' Cup success for winning breeder Sagamore Farm. Maryland-bred Sharing is out of 2010 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Shared Account. Sagamore Farm raced Shared Account, a daughter of 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Pleasantly Perfect.
Four-time Breeders' Cup winner Graham Motion, who also trained Shared Account, said he took some amount of risk in prepping Sharing in the non-graded Selima but he thought it was the right fit to prepare for Friday's big test.
"We wanted to get her here in the best shape," Motion said. "We realized we ran the risk of maybe not getting in, but that was what got her here. It was the best timing and we took the chance, and it paid off." —Frank Angst