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 2019 (shown in 2017 - judge Dale Romans)
LAS SETAS, b.f., Seville (Ger)—Tanca, by Polish Numbers; shown in Class III, entry #20, by Robert T. Manfuso and Katharine M. Voss. 2019 earnings: $226,890, 1st Weber City Miss S, Beyond The Wire S, Wide Country S.
BUNTING, dk.b./br.f., Bandbox—Oriental River, by Orientate; 5th in Class III, entry #41, shown by Hillwood Stables LLC. 2019 earnings: $99,985, 2nd Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S.
CONFESSOR, ch.g., Freedom Child—Taconic Victory, by Eddington; shown in Class I, entry #96, by Spendthrift Farm. 2019 earnings: $93,083.
MY T TALK, dk.b./br.f., Straight Talking—My T Swift, by Spring At Last; shown in Class IV, entry #63, by Skeedattle Associates. 2019 earnings: $91,635.
Two-year-olds of 2019 (shown in 2018 - judge Rick Violette)
SHARING, ch.f., Speightstown—Shared Account, by Pleasantly Perfect; shown in Class IV, entry #19, by Sagamore Farm. 2019 earnings: $730,300, 1st Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf-G1, Selima S.
HELLO BEAUTIFUL, dk.b./br.f., Golden Lad—Hello Now, by Tiznow; 2nd in Class III, entry #25, shown by Hillwood Stables LLC. 2019 earnings: $166,558, 1st Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S, Maryland Million Lassie S.
LADDIE LIAM, b.c., Golden Lad—Buffgirl, by Quiet American; shown in Class I, entry #24, by Hillwood Stables LLC. 2019 earnings: $128,556, 1st Maryland Juvenile Futurity, 3rd Maryland Million Nursery S.
TOMMY SHELBY, b.c., Super Ninety Nine—Moon Map, by Malibu Moon; shown in Class I, entry #62, by Country Life Farm and Moon Map Broodmare LLC. 2019 earnings: $111,596, 2nd First State Dash S, 3rd Maryland Juvenile Futurity.