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Equestricon Looms in Saratoga

By | Latest News

Centennial Farms is absolutely delighted to be involved in the first ever Equestricon. Equestricon, the brainchild of Kathryn Sharp, Justin Nicholson, and Dan Tordjman, is a racing convention like no other. It is a fan festival and trade show that will bring together industry insiders, fans, horseplayers, and more for panels, discussions, meet and greets, entertainment, and a host of other activities. As proud sponsors of the event, you will be able to interact with us in a variety of ways.

Monday, August 14, 11am-noon: Centennial Farms Showcase
Don Little, Jr. will be joined by Peter Horvitz, Dr. Stephen Carr, and Jimmy Jerkens to discuss the history of Centennial Farms, how and why we do what we do, our latest additions, and answer any questions you might have. We are also thrilled to be premiering new videos to introduce you to all of Centennial that you won’t want to miss. The Showcase is open to all ticket holders, including general admission, and we are offering snacks to attendees.

Monday, August 14, 4pm-6pm: Perspectives: Social Media in Horse Racing
Susie Raisher joins a panel moderated by Penelope Miller of America’s Best Racing.

Tuesday, August 15, 3pm-5pm: Q&A Racing Syndicates
TVG’s Caton Bredar moderates a panel including Don Little, Jr. to discuss getting involved in thoroughbred ownership through partnerships and how to select the one that’s right for you.

Find Juba!
If you follow Centennial Farms on Twitter, undoubtedly you’ve seen Juba‘s costume ideas to try to sneak past security (we’ve heard they’re not zoned for horses) and attend Equestricon. We’ll be hiding ten of our favorite costumed Jubas throughout the convention area. If you find one, snap a picture of it or take a selfie, use the hashtag #IfoundJubaatEQCon17, and be eligible to win a prize!

Members of Centennial Farm will also be roaming Equestricon – please feel free to approach us any time!

Juba sports his Batman costume in preparation for Equestricon.

“Batjuba” is one of ten costumed Jubas that will be hidden during Equestricon.

Centennial Scores at Spa Sale

By | Latest News, Malibu, Pinewood

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale has been turning out some of racing’s best for 100 years. Man o’ War sold in just its second year of operation, while more recently four of the last six Belmont Stakes winners, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, have passed though the ring. Centennial Farms has found plenty of success shopping at the Spa each summer. Colonial Affair, Corinthian, and Unified are all graduates.

Dr. Stephen Carr and Paula Parsons, who head our acquisition team, tackled this year’s sale with the expertise, thoroughness, and precision they have brought for decades. The duo examined every colt in the sale, looking for the ideal combination of athleticism and pedigree. Through their careful screening process, Centennial Farms was able to add two new colts to the roster and offer the chance to get involved with two of the most exciting pedigrees in racing.

Hip 40, a son of Bodemeister out of the El Prado mare Recollect, was the first to fall under the hammer. The handsome colt is by the sire of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, from a phenomenal Darby Dan Farm family that has been turning out stakes winners for decades.

A partnership with historic Spendthrift Farm offers the unique opportunity to be involved with a particularly exciting colt. Hip 218 is by Spendthift’s Malibu Moon, one of the top sires in the nation and a blossoming sire of sires. He is from a deep family that traces back to legendary Gallorette, and bred on the same cross as Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

The two colts are being offered separately in the 2017 Pinewood, LLC  and the 2017 Malibu, LLC.  5% interests are available in each. Please contact us with any questions or for more information on how you can be a part of their future.

Hip 40, 2017 Fasig-Saratoga Select Sale, Bodemeister - Recollect (El Prado)

Hip 40, Bodemeister – Recollect (El Prado) colt

Hip 218, 2017 Fasig-Saratoga Select Sale, Malibu Moon - Kiss the Lady (Quiet American)

Hip 218, Maibu Moon – Kiss the Lady (Quiet American) colt

Rocking the Spa

By | Latest News, Rocketry

After  couple narrow defeats to start the prestigious Saratoga meet, Centennial Farms got off the duck with an impressive victory by improving sophomore Rocketry.

Rocketry was named a “Rising Star” by the Thoroughbred Daily News after drawing away from a strong maiden field in June. Though he was defeated in his first start against winners, enduring some bad racing luck, he rebounded with an easy Saratoga score. There is no more prestigious meet in the nation than the Spa and thus no place more difficult to win. The big bay colt’s win stamped him as a true force to be reckoned with going long on the grass.

The celebration was particular sweet given what preceded it. Two races apart, just a few days prior, our Tiznow duo of Weather Wiz and Securitiz battled their way to runner-up efforts. The pair was beaten by less than 3/4-length combined.

With all three runners finishing in the top three, Centennial Farms is currently sitting just shy of a 70% on the board record for 2017. No other partnership with more than ten starters has a higher percentage, nor any based on North America’s toughest circuit, New York.

Centennial Farms in the winner's circle at Saratoga with Rocketry.

Members of Centennial Farms and the Jimmy Jerkens barn enjoy Rocketry’s Saratoga win with jockey Jose Ortiz.

Unified Workouts

By | Unified

Unified is back in action in the mornings after his last race on April 8.

04/30 – 4f:50.25 (Belmont Park),
05/24 – 4f:49.42 (Belmont Park),
06/01 – 5f:1:03.23 (Belmont Park),
06/08 – 5f:1:00.12 (Belmont Park),
06/15 – 6f:1:17.11 (Belmont Park),
06/21 – 5f:1:01.23 (Belmont Park),
06/29 – 5f:1:00.27 (Belmont Park),
07/05 – 3f:35.02 (Belmont Park)