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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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Deputed Testamony, 1983 Preakness winner, dies at 32

Deputed Testamony, winner of the 1983 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the oldest living winner of a Triple Crown race, died Tuesday morning at Bonita Farm in Maryland. He was 32. Deputed Testamony (Traffic Cop-Proof Requested, by Prove It), was bred and owned in partnership by Bonita Farm and Frances Sears. To date, he is […]

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Benjamin Boniface dies in car accident

Benjamin Boniface, the 20-year-old son of Harford County Council President Billy Boniface, died early Monday morning in an accident at Bonita Farm, reports the Baltimore Sun. Benjamin Boniface was driving his truck down a private farm lane early Monday morning when the wreck occurred. The truck was last heard at 1:30 a.m. At 4:15 a.m. […]

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Etched to stand 2012 at Maryland’s Bonita Farm

Bonita Farm is proud to announce the addition of ETCHED to its stallion roster, Darley’s multiple graded stakes winner of $587,586 and a winner in seven of 11 career starts. The six-year-old son of Forestry, sire of this year’s Preakness winner Shackleford, is out of Unbridled Elaine, herself a multiple graded stakes winner in six […]

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