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Sire Sharpen Up
Dam Moiety Bird
Grandsire Atan
Damsire Falcon
Gender Colt
Foaled 1977
Country Great Britain
Color Chestnut
Breeder K. V. Stenborg & R. E. Shingles
Owner Monica Sheriffe
Trainer Jeremy Tree
Record 18: 7-4-3
Earnings $247,353
Sharpo is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Moiety Bird by Sharpen Up. He was born around 1977 in Great Britain, and was bred by K. V. Stenborg & R. E. Shingles.
Major wins
Temple Stakes (1980)
William Hill Sprint Championship
(1980, 1981, 1982)
Prix de Saint-Georges (1981)
July Cup (1982)
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (1982)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 16, 2008

Sharpo (1977-1994) was the champion British Thoroughbred sprinter of 1981. He won seven races and more than £230,000 in prize money during a career which was restricted by his marked preference for soft ground. He developed a particular liking for York Racecourse, winning the Willian Hill Sprint Championship - then known as the Nunthorpe Stakes - three times from 1980, becoming the first to do so since Tag End in the 1920s. He also won the July Cup at Newmarket Racecourse and the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, as well as twice being second in major French sprint.

Sharpo went on to become a very successful sire before his death in June 1994, the winners of 216 races on the flat worth $1.7 million. He best winners were College Chapel, Risk Me, Cutting Blade and Lavinia Fontana.


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