The 67th Maryland Horse Breeders Association yearling show will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at the state fairgrounds in Timonium.
Six classes - four for Maryland-sired and two for out-of-state sired horses - total 152 state-bred yearlings that will compete for nearly $10,000 in cash prizes. In addition, the yearlings that win the most money as 2- and 3-year-old racehorses will divide an additional $40,000 in prize money.
New York trainer Linda Rice will judge the show. She follows a long line of well-known trainers, including 19 in the Hall of Fame, who have served as judges since the show's inception in 1932.
California-based Bobby Frankel judged last year's show.
Entrants represent nearly 70 stallions, including yearlings from the first crops of Awad, Ops Smile, Partner's Hero, Same Day Delivery, Storm Broker, Swear by Dixie, and Yarrow Brae.
Not For Love leads stallions with 11 entrants, including a brother to La Salle Street. A year after competing in the 1998 yearling show, La Salle Street was sold for $2 million, tying the record for a 2-year-old sold at auction.
Admission and parking for the show are free.