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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Sharing and British Idiom win Breeders' Cup 2 y.o. races

ARCADIA, Calif.--Graham Motion saddled Sharing to win the $1 million, 1 mile Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, while British Idiom, by Flashback, who stands at Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Pa., won the $2 million, 1 1/16 mile Juvenile Fillies race at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.

Sharing Breeders CupSharing winning the Breeders Cup (Photo by Patricia McQueen)"You never expect to win, but we thought she was legitimate," said Motion of the 2-year-old filly owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck). "We had planned her schedule around aiming for the Breeders' Cup."

Eclipse Partners bought Sharing, by Speightstown out of a Pleasantly Perfect mare, at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale in 2018 for $350,000.

Graham Motion breeders cupGraham Motion (Photo by Patricia McQueen)Sharing broke her maiden at Saratoga on Aug. 18 in her second start and then the Selima Stakes at Laurel on Sept. 21 before running in the Breeders' Cup.

This was Motion's fourth win in a Breeders' cup race, having won the Breeders’ Cup in 2004 with Turf Better Talk, with Shared Account in the Filly & Mare Turf in 2010 and Main Sequence in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf.

"It was a long time between drinks, though." said Motion.

Sharing, who won the Breeders' Cup by 1 3/4 lengths, now has now three wins and a third from four starts and earnings of $730,300.

 

BRITISH IDIOM, by Flashback out of Rosa and Shine, b Mr. Sekiguchi, was bought at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale for $40,000 and has now won $1,381,250 from three wins, including a maiden race at Saratoga on Aug. 12, the G1 Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 4 and the Breeders' Cup.

British Idiom Breeders CupBritish Idiom winning the Breeders Cup (Photo by Patricia McQueen)British Idiom is owned by Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group LLC (Stuart Grant) Madaket Stables LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC.

"The Wests, Gary and Mary, own Flashback," said Glen Brok who stands Flashback at his Diamond B Farm for $3,500. "The Wests also own Maximum Security, who was disqualified from winning the Kentucky Derby. We just got Flashback last year. He stood in Kentucky before that. He bred about 40 mares last year."

"He's a big, beautiful and very correct horse, said Brok of Flashback. "He has a great eye. He's a nice horse to be around. He's certainly enjoying his second vocation."

British Idiom settled into sixth early on in the Breeders' Cup, moved into contention on the final turn and was fully extended to win by a neck.

 

BLUE PRIZE (Arg), who is owned by John Moores and Charles Noell's Merriebelle Stable LLC in Maryland, won the $2 million, 1 1/8 miles Breeders' Cup Distaff for fillies and mares 3 years old and up.

Noel lis an enthusiastic foxhunter and also owns steeplechasers.

Moores and Noell bought Blue Prize in 2017 after she won a G1 stakes in Argentina.

The 7-year-old mare has now won 10 races with eight seconds and three thirds from 23 starts and earnings of $2,692,253, and she was sold to OXO Equne for $5 million at the Fasig-Tipton November Mixed Sale.

Bricks and Mortar, who was bred by George Strawbridge, won the 4 million, 1 1/2mile Breeders' Cup Turf.

He was sold as a yearling for $200,000.

Spun to Run, who is trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero, who trains at Penn National, won the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

 

Noell is an enthusiastic foxhunter and also owns steeplechase horses.

 

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