Letter to the Editor: J. William Boniface of Bonita Farm


Go for Gin at the Kentucky Horse Park last year | Sarah Andrew

Editor's Note: Go for Gin, winner of the 1994 GI Kentucky Derby and a former Bonita Farm stallion, died this week at age 31.

In 2011 my partner in Go for Gin, Joe Cornacchia, who was a true pillar of the sport and the old-style owner who, like myself, cared about the retirement of his horses, asked that I contact the Kentucky Horse Park about his placement there. Many thanks to the Park for his care during his last 10 years.

Ironically, he lived next door to another stud at Bonita Farm named Deputed Testamony, who is buried on the farm after his demise at age 32. Now in that stall is retired stallion Mojave Moon, who, at 26 years of age, shows no sign of slowing down.

I'm beginning to think that the Fountain of Youth may not be in Florida but instead in Darlington, Maryland.

Thanks again to all the personnel at the Kentucky Horse Park that provided care for Go for Gin.

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