From Fair Hill to Royal Ascot

Sharing (outside) and exercise rider, Lauren Mendenhall breezing at Fair Hill Training Center in May (Photo by Maggie Kimmitt)

Watch Sharing Race in The Coronation Stakes Saturday Morning on NBC

Fair Hill trainer Graham Motion’s 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf champion, Sharing, is taking her talents to Royal Ascot on Saturday.  After breezing six furlongs at 1:14.60 in her final work at Fair Hill last Friday, she will be running in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes. The 3-year-old Maryland-bred filly trains under Motion and Herringswell Stable at the Fair Hill Training Center.

Sharing is expected to face 11 others and is listed as the fourth choice with 6-1 odds. Coolmore’s Irish 1,000 Guineas winner, Peaceful, from the barn of Aidan O’Brien, is the 2-1 favorite. Post Time is set for 9:25 a.m. EDT and the race will air live on NBC.

The daughter of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner, Shared Account, who also trained under Motion, Sharing was bred by, and born at Sagamore Farm. She is co-owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck).

Following the Breeders’ Cup, Sharing spent the winter training in Florida. She won the Tepin Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 23, her only race this year as a 3-year-old.

Oisin Murphy, England’s champion jockey of 2019, will be in the irons for Sharing. Murphy takes over for Sharing’s regular jockey, Manny Franco, who was unable to make the trip because of difficult quarantine rules. Yet, Franco will be racing this Saturday in the Belmont Stakes aboard the favorite, Tiz the Law.

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A recent Instagram post by Graham Motion compares the newly upgraded turf track at Fair Hill with the prestigious Ascot Racecourse

Motion did not make the trip to Ascot and will be watching the race from home. Assistant trainer, Alice Clapham, travelled to England a couple weeks ago to quarantine and this week met Sharing upon her arrival in Newmarket, where she will be stabled until race day.

The Coronation Stakes dates back to 1840 and commemorates the coronation of a new British monarch, Queen Victoria. It was established as a Group 1 race in 1988.

Read more about Sharing’s preparations and final workout at Fair Hill in this article by Fair Hill Foundation board member, Joe Clancy for ThisIsHorseRacing.com.

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