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Robert T. Manfuso homebred Fed Biz colt named champion of 2018 MHBA Yearling Show

Perennial yearling show participant Robert T. Manfuso took home the Chanceland Farm Challenge Trophy for grand champion when his Fed Biz colt out of the Elusive Quality mare Proficient was picked by judge Rick Violette at the 84th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Maryland-bred yearling show, held on Sunday, June 24 at the Timonium Fairgrounds horse show ring in Timonium, Md.

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Rick Violette to judge 2018 MHBA Yearling Show

Grade 1-winning New York-based trainer Rick Violette will judge the 84th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium on Sunday, June 24. Entries close Friday, June 1.

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Yearling Show Purse Premium results – racing in 2017

The top earners for the $40,000 MHBA Yearling Show Purse Premium, a bonus award from the Maryland-bred Fund presented to the highest-earning 2 and 3-year-olds shown at the annual MHBA yearling show, have been tabulated. Every yearling shown, regardless of class standing, is eligible for these cash awards which are split and distributed twice-$20,000 divided among the exhibitors of the four show contestants who earn the most money at 2 and another $20,000 divided among the exhibitors of the four highest-earning at 3. All earnings are verifiable by The Jockey Club.

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John Servis to judge MHBA Yearling Show

Kentucky Derby-winning trainer John Servis, who sent out Maryland-bred Yearling Show graduate Cathryn Sophia to win this year’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks-G1, will judge the 82nd annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show. Open to all yearlings eligible for Maryland-bred registration, the show will be held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds’ Horse Show Ring in Timonium on Sunday, June 26.

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Manfuso and Voss retire challenge trophy with 2015 MHBA Yearling Show champion

For the third time in the past five years a yearling exhibited by Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss was selected as champion of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association’s Maryland-bred yearling show, held for the 81st time on Sunday, June 28 at the Timonium Fairgrounds horse show ring in Timonium, Md. The three-win feat marks the retirement of the Foxharbor Farm Challenge Trophy, which has been presented to the owner of the champion yearling since 2011.

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A Lifetime Tribute: Maryland Hall of Fame honors Boniface

Longtime horseman Bill Boniface fully supports recent changes to revive the Maryland horseracing industry. He particularly likes a measure that awards a $500,000 bonus to the connections of a Maryland-bred Preakness winner. He would like to see one amendment, however.

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Group 1 winner Long River to stand at Anchor & Hope

Long River, an 8-year-old son of leading sire and sire of sires A.P. Indy out of Breeders’ Cup Distaff-G1 winner Round Pond, has been retired and will stand his first season in 2019 at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

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2018 Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame inductees selected

The Maryland Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are European champion El Gran Senor and the brilliant filly Caesar’s Wish. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) and Maryland Racing Media Association (MRMA). Read more 

A celebration to recognize this year’s class of inductees will take place at Laurel Park on Maryland Pride Day on Saturday, Aug. 18.