Trainer/Official Dufford Dies At 66

Longtime Thoroughbred trainer and Monmouth Park racing official Daniel Dufford passed away at his home on Tuesday morning at the age of 66.

Dufford, who spent his entire life in the racing industry, was an accomplished trainer.  His top runner was Rumptious, who he saddled to victory in the 1984 Salvator Mile.

Following his training career, Dufford moved into the racing office, where he started as an official at Monmouth Park and eventually became stakes coordinator.  During that time, Monmouth saw numerous champions compete at the Oceanport racetrack, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and top runners such as Rachel Alexandra, Big Brown, Curlin, Funny Cide and War Emblem.

Dufford is survived by his wife, Charlene.  Services will be private.

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