In scoring a clear victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, Sharing not only secured her first graded stakes win, she also extended a Breeders' Cup legacy.
Racing for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable, the 2-year-old daughter of Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) winner Speightstown tracked in fourth early before surging in the stretch to post a 1 1/4-length win, completing the one-mile race in 1:34.59 on firm turf.
The victory adds another chapter of Breeders' Cup success for breeder Sagamore Farm. Maryland-bred Sharing is out of 2010 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T) winner Shared Account. Sagamore Farm raced Shared Account, a daughter of 2003 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Pleasantly Perfect.
Shared Account is the fourth Breeders' Cup winner to produce a Breeders' Cup winner, following Hollywood Wildcat, who produced War Chant; Personal Ensign, who produced My Flag; and My Flag, who produced Storm Flag Flying.
Sharing was just two lengths back Friday as Abscond led through a contested half-mile in :47.02. Moved outside in the stretch under jockey Manny Franco, Sharing passed Sweet Melania in deep stretch and inched clear. Victorious Racing's Daahyeh, favored off a win in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (G2), rallied for second under jockey William Buick but didn't seriously threaten the winner.
After landing his first Breeders' Cup win, Franco said getting early position was key. With the Juvenile Fillies Turf being her third straight victory, Sharing has shown the ability to track horses throughout her short career.
"I was able to get the position I wanted going into the first turn, and that's what we planned, and it worked out great," Franco said.
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 Stakes at Laurel Park, 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."
Sharing returned $29.60, $10.60, and $8.40. Fast-closing Daahyeh paid $5.60 and $3.80, and Sweet Melania—who tracked early, opened a clear lead in the stretch, then held for third—returned $4.60 to show.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $350,000 to land Sharing from the Upson Downs Farm 2018 consignment at The Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton's select yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Gainesway came in for half of the filly shortly after the sale.
"She's just a really athletic, racy-looking filly," said Aron Wellman of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. "When we go to the sales, we're typically bargain shopping, which is a hard thing to do, especially at Saratoga. But what I like to do is find athletic fillies with big pedigrees and track them through the ring and hope that we get them within our budget.
"This filly was no bargain at $350,000 at the time, but I thought that there was plenty of upside and a lot of inherent residual value."