- 20 Mar
Robert T. Manfuso, a longtime Maryland owner and breeder who at one time owned a share of two Maryland Jockey Club racetracks, died of natural causes at his home the evening of March 19. He was 82.
Manfuso, who co-owned and operated Chanceland Farm in West Friendship, Md., with his partner, trainer Katy Voss, was a member of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Board of Directors and was a tireless advocate for Thoroughbred owners. One of his objectives was improving the owner experience at Maryland racetracks, and he also was instrumental in the rebound of the Maryland breeding industry in recent years.