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.
The premium is distributed 65 percent to the exhibitor of the leading earner, 20 percent to second, 10 percent to third and 5 percent to fourth.
Three-year-olds of 2017 (shown in 2015 – judge Donato Lanni)
FAZE THE NATION, ch.f., Cal Nation—Sunday in Malibu, by Malibu Moon; shown in Class III, entry #8, by LMW Thoroughbreds LLC [Linda Walls]. 2017 earnings: $150,368, 3rd Miss Disco S
MY SISTERSLEDGE, dk.b./br.f., Etched—Blushing Bride, by Miesque’s Son; shown in Class III, entry #75, by John Banner. 2017 earnings: $123,621, 1st Maryland Million Ladies S; 3rd Pearl Necklace S
PARADE OF NATIONS, ch.g., Cal Nation—Parade of Colors, by Leading the Parade; shown in Class I, entry #6, by John E. Williamson III. 2017 earnings: $112,075
O DIONYSUS, b.c., Bodemeister—Safe Journey, by Flatter; shown in Class II, entry #62, by Dark Hollow Farm. 2017 earnings: $105,000, 1st Miracle Wood S; 2nd Private Terms S, Federico Tesio S, Frank Whiteley Jr.
Two-year-olds of 2017 (shown in 2016 – judge John Servis)
LIMITED VIEW, b.f., Freedom Child—Loves to Glance, by Not For Love; 3rd in Class III, entry #72, shown by Dragon’s Lair Farm LLC. 2017 earnings: $177,096, 1st Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S, Maryland Million Lassie S
SOUTHAMPTON WAY, b.f., Into Mischief—Roadtohanna, by Not For Love; CHAMPION, 1st in Class IV, entry #15, shown by Sagamore Farm. 2017 earnings: $106,800, 2nd Adirondack S-G2, Arlington-Washington Lassie S
ENCHANTED GHOST, b.f., Ghostzapper—Uniformly Yours, by Grand Slam; shown in Class IV, entry #11, by George Doetsch. 2017 earnings: $69,589
ONEMOREGREATTIME, b.c., Great Notion—Onemoretimeagain, by Love of Money; shown in Class I, entry #129, by Clover Hill Farm Inc. 2017 earnings: $60,609, 3rd Maryland Million Nursery S