King T. Leatherbury's evergreen Ben's Cat has been named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year for an unprecedented fourth time in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2012
Copper Penny Stables' Spotted Heart flew to a 23-1 upset in the $125,000 Maryland Filly Championship for state-bred 2-year-old fillies Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.
Stakes winners My Magician, Miss Bullistic, and Sara Rocks are among 13 entered for the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship for state-breds Dec. 26 at Laurel Park.
Trainer King Leatherbury was confident Ben's Cat would exit the Laurel Dash with another victory Sept. 27, but instead watched the 8-year-old gelding finish third behind longshots Dreamsgonewild and Bold Thunder.
|Trainer||Hamilton A. Smith|
|Breeder||H. Graham Motion|
|Miss Bullistic View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bullsbay||Tiznow|
|The Hess Express|
|Miss Lombardi||Unbridled Jet|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kathleen Willier||Northview Stallion Station, agent||$30,000|