Deputed Testamony was born at the old Bonita Farm in Creswell in 1980 and went on to win the Preakness Stakes in 1983, the last Maryland bred horse to win Maryland's premier equine event. He was no "one race" wonder, however. A year after he won the Preakness, he set a track record for 1 1/16 miles at Pimlico that still stands. Retired following the latter race with an injury, he enjoyed a successful stud career at the new Bonita Farm in Darlington, which was established in the wake of "DT's" successes on the track. Deputed Testamony was a factor in Harford County becoming the center of Maryland's thoroughbred breeding industry, as well as in the establishment of the Maryland Million championship series. Pictured with his trainer, co-breeder and co-owner J. William Boniface.
Lydia A. Williams for Bonita Farm, Patuxent Homestead