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Katharine M. Voss’ filly by Street Sense out of Belterra, by Unbridled, stood out from the rest of her competitors as judge Gary Contessa selected her as grand champion of the 87th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Yearling Show, held Sunday, August 1 at the Timonium Fairgrounds horse show ring in Timonium, Md.

YS Street SenseBred by the late Robert T. Manfuso, the champion filly was the winner of Class IV (for fillies foaled in Maryland, by out-of-state sires). A daughter of Manfuso’s homebred Grade 2 winner Belterra, she was shown by Chanceland’s manager Casey Randall.

“We all know that on a horse, the engine is in the rear, and she’s got like a 400 horsepower engine in that rear end,” said Contessa. “I mean the colts looked great, the [reserve champion] filly looked great, but she was just the most powerful filly. She was classy, she had the ears up, she had the shoulders that matched the engine, she just had it all in my opinion.”

A total of 87 yearlings in four classes were judged by four-time New York leading trainer Contessa, who is now based at Delaware Park.

The reserve championship went to Hillwood Stable’s homebred filly by Great Notion out of Dearie Be Good, by Scrimshaw, winner of Class III for fillies foaled in Maryland by Maryland sires.

Great Notion was awarded the Northview Stallion Station Trophy as the leading sire of the show.

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 2022, 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, the produce of mares covered in Maryland (28 exhibited):
1. b.c., 5/2/20, Mosler—Keep Right, by Street Cry (Ire). Owned and bred by Country Life Farm and Keep Right LLC, Bel Air, Md. 2. dk.b./br.c., 4/8/20, Golden Lad—Renaissance Rosie, by Jump Start. Owned and bred by Ann B. Jackson, White Hall, Md. 3. DOWSING ROD, ch.c., 1/17/20, Divining Rod—Final Humor, by Distorted Humor. Owned by David and Lori Hughes and Men’s Grille Racing, Potomac, Md. Bred by Country Life Farm. 4. SOUTHERN LAD, ch.c., 4/7/20, Golden Lad—Southern Peach, by East of Easy. Owned and bred by Leaf Stable, Upperco, Md. 5. b.c., 3/2/20, Great Notion—Corbeau, by Dance With Ravens. Owned by Katharine M. Voss, West Friendship, Md. Bred by Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss.

Class II: For colts and geldings foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares covered in states other than Maryland (18 exhibited):
1. b.c., 5/3/20, Union Rags—Safe Journey, by Flatter. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md. 2. dk.b./br.c., 1/31/20, Malibu Moon—Madison Avenue, by Quality Road. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md. 3. b.c., 4/22/20, Union Rags—Joy, by Pure Prize. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md. 4. FROSTED TEMPTATION, dk.b./br.c., 4/15/20, Frosted—Happy Refrain, by Not For Love. Owned and bred by Sallyellen M. Hurst and Godolphin, Glen Arm, Md. 5. b.c., 4/15/20, West Coast—Dr. Diamonds Prize, by Pure Prize. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Dorsey Brown, Mr. and Mrs. David Schwaber and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Davidov, Upperco, Md.

Class III: For fillies foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares covered in Maryland (25 exhibited):
1. dk.b./br.f., 3/17/20, Great Notion—Dearie Be Good, by Scrimshaw. Owned and bred by Hillwood Stable LLC, Washington, D.C. 2. b.f., 2/14/20, Divining Rod—Imagistic, by Deputy Minister. Owned and bred by Country Life Farm and Imagistic Broodmare II LLC, Bel Air, Md. 3. b.f., 3/6/20, Great Notion—Caramore, by Purge. Owned and bred by Timothy J. Rooney, Palm Beach, Fla. 4. WILLFUL DESIRE, b.f., 1/19/20, Friesan Fire—Will Do, by Roman Ruler. Owned and bred by Bell Gable Stable, Chesapeake City, Md. 5. b.f., 2/15/20, Golden Lad—Any Given Chance, by Any Given Saturday. Owned and bred by Sugarland LLC Equine Etiquette, Poolesville, Md.

Class IV: For fillies foaled in Maryland, the produce of mares covered in states other than Maryland (16 exhibited):
1. dk.b./br.f., 3/5/20, Street Sense—Belterra, by Unbridled. Owned by Katharine M. Voss, West Friendship, Md. Bred by Estate of Robert T. Manfuso. 2. b.f., 4/25/20, Tiznow—Pinkprint, by Not For Love. Owned by GreenMount Farm and Winstar Farm, Upperco, Md. Bred by GreenMount Farm and Tiznow Syndicate. 3. b.f., 2/10/20, Unified—No, by Animal Kingdom. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md. 4. gr./ro.f., 3/11/20, Cross Traffic—Your Flame in Me, by Boundary. Owned and bred by Country Life Farm and Your Flame in Me LLC, Bel Air, Md. 5. dk.b./br.f., 4/28/20, Unified—Flit, by Not For Love. Owned and bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Upperco, Md.

Champion: dk.b./br.f., 3/5/20, Street Sense—Belterra, by Unbridled. Owned by Katharine M. Voss, West Friendship, Md. Bred by Estate of Robert T. Manfuso.

Reserve Champion: dk.b./br.f., 3/17/20, Great Notion—Dearie Be Good, by Scrimshaw. Owned and bred by Hillwood Stable LLC, Washington, D.C.

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