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Laurel Park To Host Stallion Showcase Day On November 30

Laurel Park will host Stallion Showcase Day 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 30 ahead of a full day of racing, featuring a quartet of $100,000 stakes. The showcase will begin at 8 a.m. in Laurel’s historic paddock where eight breeding farm representatives will speak on behalf of the stallions standing on their farms for the 2020 […]

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Alliance, Dortmund, Kobe’s Back Of Bonita Farm Sire First Foals

First-year sires Alliance, Dortmund and Kobe’s Back have their first foals on the ground, reports Bonita Farm’s Bill Boniface from Darlington, Md. The first to arrive, born in Maryland on Jan. 17, was an Alliance colt out of Rhythm in Shoes, a stakes-winning Rhythm mare owned by Sherman Chin. Alliance, a son of Harlan’s Holiday, […]

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Boniface Among Honorees Of Maryland Racing Media Awards

Longtime Maryland trainer J. William Boniface, jockey Weston Hamilton, breeders Angie and Sabrina Moore, and Grade 1 winner Glorious Empire will be honored Monday at Laurel Park after having been chosen as award winners by the Maryland Racing Media Association. Boniface was voted the organization’s highest honor, the Humphrey S. Finney Award for lifetime achievement […]

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‘Why Couldn’t We Do This In Maryland?’ Co-Founder Boniface Talks Maryland Million

J. William “Bill” Boniface, who bred and raised 1983 Preakness (G1) winner Deputed Testamony, is also co-founder of the Maryland Million Day program that will celebrate its 33rd anniversary Saturday, Oct. 20 at Laurel Park. Boniface spoke with host and analyst Acacia Courtney about the history, legacy and growth of Maryland Million, which this year includes […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Kobe’s Back Joins Bonita Farm Stallion Roster

Kobe’s Back, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire sprinter and first son of Flatter to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region, has arrived at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., to stand at stud for the 2018 season. The 6-year-old gray will command a $3,000 stand and nurse fee, property of CRK Stable LLC. One of the best […]

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Grade 1 Winner Dortmund Arrives At Bonita Farm

Kaleem Shah’s 5-year-old Dortmund, a Grade 1 winner at 2 and 3 and an Eclipse Award finalist, has been retired and will stand at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., for the 2018 breeding season. The imposing chestnut son of champion and dual classic winner Big Brown arrived at Bonita on Oct. 25. He will stand […]

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Dortmund Retired, Announced As One Of Six New Maryland Stallions For 2018

Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund was first announced to have retired in April of 2017, but the chestnut son of Big Brown returned to training under Art Sherman’s care in anticipation of a start in the Sept. 30 G1 Awesome Again Stakes. According to bloodhorse.com, connections weren’t pleased with the 5-year-old’s final workout for that race, so Dortmund […]

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Alliance, Half Brother To Champion Tepin, To Stand At Bonita Farm

Alliance, a son of top sire Harlan’s Holiday and a half-brother to two-time champion grass mare Tepin and three-quarter-brother to millionaire Vyjack, has arrived at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., to stand his first season in 2018. Alliance is owned by Barlar LLC, which will support the new stallion with a high caliber group of […]

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G2 Winner Norumbega To Stand At Bonita Farm

Stuart Janney III’s Norumbega, winner of the G2 Brooklyn Handicap, has been retired and will stand the 2017 season at Bonita Farm in Maryland. The Blood-Horse reports that the 6-year-old son of Tiznow will stand for $3,000 live foal stands and nurses. Norumbega was a winner as a 2-year-old, and was graded-placed at age three. As a […]

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First Winner For G2 Meadowlands Cup Winner Etched

Multiple graded stakes winner Etched was represented by his first winner when the 2-year-old filly Eve broke her maiden Dec. 6. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, Eve captured the first race, a mile main track contest, at Laurel Park. Eve was bred in Maryland by the Boniface family’s Bonita Farm and is out of Cross Over […]

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