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Chanceland Farm’s Midshipman filly named 2019 Champion at MHBA Yearling Show - Maryland Horse Breeders Association
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Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss’s homebred filly by Midshipman out of Lemons and Limes, by Lemon Drop Kid, stood out above the rest as judge Michael Stidham selected her as Grand Champion of the 85th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Yearling Show, held on Sunday, June 30 at the Timonium Fairgrounds horse show ring in Timonium, Md.

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The show champion was the winner of Class IV (for fillies foaled in Maryland, by out-of-state sires). This is the fifth time that Manfuso and Voss have shown the champion yearling, the last time two years ago.

A total of 98 yearlings in four classes were judged by multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Stidham, who had traveled to Maryland overnight, following a successful Saturday where his trainee Synchrony won the King Edward Stakes-G2 at Woodbine and Classic Fit finished second in the Mother Goose Stakes-G2 at Belmont Park.

Amongst an extremely competitive group in the championship class, reserve went to Hillwood Stables’ Bandbox colt out of Buffgirl, by Quiet American, winner of Class I (for colts and geldings foaled in Maryland, by Maryland sires). He was one of three ribbon winners for Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stables in the class, as her other Bandbox colt finished third, and a Mosler colt was fourth of the five pinned.

Bandbox was awarded the Northview Stallion Station Challenge Trophy for the second time in three years as the leading sire of the show. Campaigned by Charles, the graded stakes-winning son of Tapit stands at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md. All three of his show entrants took home ribbons – a daughter placed fourth in Class III.

All yearlings who entered the show ring are now eligible for the $40,000 premium award which is split annually, with $20,000 going to the exhibitors of the four show contestants who earn the most money as 2-year-olds during 2020, and another $20,000 divided among the exhibitors of the four highest-earning 3-year-old runners the next year. 

Complete results follow:

CLASS I. For colts and geldings foaled in Maryland in 2018, the produce of mares covered in Maryland. (32 exhibited)
1. gr./ro.c., 4/29/18, Bandbox—Buffgirl, by Quiet American. Owned and bred by Hillwood Stables LLC, Washington, D.C.

2. PAWTUCK, b.c., 2/6/18, Mosler—Gansett, by Jump Start. Owned by Country Life Farm and Paul Berube, Bel Air, Md. Bred by Country Life Farm, Paul Berube and Karen Linnel. 

3. gr./ro.c., 2/16/18, Bandbox—Bridled Assurance, by Unbridled’s Song. Owned and bred by Hillwood Stables LLC, Washington, D.C. 

4. b.c., 2/17/18, Mosler—Dearie Be Good, by Scrimshaw. Owned and bred by Hillwood Stables LLC, Washington, D.C. 

5. b.c., 3/22/18, Barbados—Quiet Run, by Northern Afleet. Owned and bred by Shamrock Farms, Woodbine, Md. 

CLASS II For colts and geldings foaled in Maryland in 2018, the produce of mares covered in states other than Maryland. (18 exhibited)

1. ch.c., 3/9/18, Girolamo—Get Set Go, by More Than Ready. Owned and bred by Robert T. Manfuso, West Friendship, Md. 

2. dk.b./br.c., 3/20/18, Frosted—Belterra, by Unbridled. Owned and bred by Robert T. Manfuso, West Friendship, Md. 

3. ch.c., 2/26/18, Malibu Moon—Joy, by Pure Prize. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md. 

4. ch.c., 2/19/18, Liaison—Ziggy Biggy, by Mr. Greeley. Owned and bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff LLC, Rixeyville, Va. 

5. dk.b./br.c., 3/7/18, Twirling Candy—To Give, by Bluegrass Cat. Owned by Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss, West Friendship, Md. 

CLASS III For fillies foaled in Maryland in 2018, the produce of mares covered in Maryland. (29 exhibited)

1. b.f., 2/1/18, Bourbon Courage—Angel Park, by Blame. Owned and bred by Finn’s Nickel LLC and Copper Penny Stables, Port Deposit, Md. 

2. MOSLER’S IMAGE, dk.b./br.f., 3/6/18, Mosler—Imagistic, by Deputy Minister. Owned by Country Life Farm and Mosler Girls LLC, Bel Air, Md. Bred by Country Life Farm and Imagistic LLC. 

3. gr./ro.f., 2/11/18, Despite the Odds—Wild for Love, by Not For Love. Owned and bred by Bowman and Higgins Stable and Dr. Brooke Bowman, Chestertown, Md. 

4. gr./ro.f., 3/11/18, Bandbox—Split Tally, by Two Punch. Owned and bred by Robert T. Manfuso, West Friendship, Md. 

5. b.f., 3/9/18, Bourbon Courage—Jazz Band, by Dixieland Band. Owned and bred by Anchor and Hope Farm Inc., Port Deposit, Md. 

CLASS IV For fillies foaled in Maryland in 2018, the produce of mares covered in states other than Maryland. (19 exhibited)

1. b.f., 2/15/18, Midshipman—Lemons and Limes, by Lemon Drop Kid. Owned and bred by Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss, West Friendship, Md. 

2. b.f., 4/11/18, Tapizar—Flit, by Not For Love. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md. 

3. dk.b./br.f., 4/2/18, Union Rags—Access to Charlie, by Indian Charlie. Owned and bred by Hillwood Stables LLC, Washington, D.C. 

4. dk.b./br.f., 5/2/18, Upstart—Plum, by Pure Prize. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md. 

5. ch.f., 2/5/18, El Padrino—Lotosblume, by Mr. Sekiguchi. Owned and bred by Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss, West Friendship, Md. 

Champion—b.f., 2/15/18, Midshipman—Lemons and Limes, by Lemon Drop Kid. Owned and bred by Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss, West Friendship, Md. (Class IV)

Reserve Champion—gr./ro.c., 4/29/18, Bandbox—Buffgirl, by Quiet American. Owned and bred by Hillwood Stables LLC, Washington, D.C. (Class I)

Top Maryland stallion: Bandbox.

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