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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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Deputed Testamony, Good Night Shirt Elected To Maryland Thoroughbred Hall Of Fame

The Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are millionaire steeplechaser and 2017 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame steeplechase electee Good Night Shirt and classic winner Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win the Preakness Stakes-G1. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the […]

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Ten Preakness Moments: Spelling Errors and Home Cooking, 1983

Maybe there is something to spelling mistakes and good luck.  Days after Churchill Downs gave the connections of (“Califorina Chrome”) a saddle towel with the colt’s name misspelled, California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby.  Bernardini captured the 2006 Preakness wearing a saddle cloth that read “Bernadini.” And then there’s the case of 1983 and a […]

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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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