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Shared Account won the 2010 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
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Shared Account Booked to Bernardini

BC Winner Shared Account to be bred to leading sire Bernardini.

Shared Account, winner of last year’s Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), is booked to leading second-crop sire Bernardini .

Five-year-old Shared Account (Pleasantly Perfect—Silk n’ Sapphire, by Smart Strike) also won the Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) and the All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) during her career and placed in three grade I events. She exited racing with 10 top-two finishes from 18 starts and earnings of $1,649,427 for Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm.

Champion 3-year-old male of 2006, Bernardini (A.P. IndyCara Rafaela, by Quiet American) is the runaway leader on the 2011 second-crop sire list and is the sire of 10 stakes winners. They include this year’s Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Stay Thirsty , Indiana Derby (gr. II) victor Wilburn , and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner To Honor and Serve . Bernardini’s other stakes winners include Italian group I winner Biondetti  and two English group winners.

Bernardini stands at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington. His 2012 fee is $150,000.