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Mihos Mighty Impressive at Gulfstream

By | Latest News, Mihos

During uncertain times, mighty Mihos provided a much-appreciated boost with a sparkling victory at Gulfstream Park. The talented colt returned to the races off of a layoff with a solid third-place performance last month. With that effort under his belt, the stakes winner was able to capitalize, burying a strong allowance field by 3 1/4-lengths under Tyler Gaffalione. It’s an absolute delight to see Mihos back to his best form – the result of plenty of hard work by the team in Middleburg, the Jerkens barn, Dr. Carr, and plenty of patience from his phenomenal partners.

Candygram Joins Juba at Stud

By | Candygram, Juba, Latest News

The Centennial Farms record of placing stallions at stud continues to get gaudier! Candygram has joined the roster at Taylor Mountain Farm in West Virginia. Taylor Mountain has long been one of the leading farms in the state and is located not far from our Middleburg base. Centennial fan-favorite Juba joined the roster at the conclusion of his racing career in 2016 – his first crop hits the races this year. Candygram’s looks, talent, and pedigree make him an exciting addition to the region and we look forward to watching him capitalize on his opportunities.

Candygram in the winner's circle at Belmont Park.

Centennial Again Sponsors Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Best Turned Out Awards

By | Latest News

Centennial Farms is proud to once again be sponsoring the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Best Turned Out Horse Awards during the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Card Jan. 25, 2020 at Gulfstream Park. Spotlighting the hard-working grooms who devote their time to these magnificent athletes while raising awareness for a phenomenal organization is a perfect combination that we couldn’t be more honored to be involved with. Learn more about what the day entails and the TAA.

Centennial Farms' Don Little, Jr. presents the Best Turned Out Award for the 2019 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfsream Park with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Preservationist Retires to Airdrie Stud

By | Latest News, Preservationist

Grade 1 winner and millionaire Preservationist has retired to Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky. His sparkling pedigree, desirable conformation, and world-class talent make him a thoroughly exciting stallion prospect. Centennial Farms has placed over fifteen stallions at some of the most prestigious farms in the world. We are endlessly grateful to his partners, Paula Parsons and the Middleburg team, Jimmy Jerkens and his entire staff (including Preservationist’s longtime groom Junior McFarlane), Dr. Carr, and everyone else who had a hand in fostering this remarkable horse. We can’t wait to watch Preservationist develop in to one of the nation’s leading sires!

Preservationist’s last morning at Belmont Park

Four Stars in Cardinal, LLC

By | Cardinal, Latest News

The Centennial Farms acquisition team took the Keeneland September Sale by storm, adding four exciting colts to the roster from the prestigious sale. The quartet’s sires need no introduction – Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, aptly named Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, brilliant multiple G1 winner Frosted, and Breeders’ Cup/Kentucky Derby victor Nyquist. Learn more about the superstar group and contact us to get involved!

Saratoga Celebration – Sensational Preservationist Gets G1 Glory

By | Latest News, Preservationist

Heart, class, talent, guts. A horse like this is the kind you dream of each day in this sport.

Expertise, loyalty, patience. People like these are the kind you work to surround yourself with.

Pure joy. Moments like this are what happens when it all comes together.

Preservationist put forth a phenomenal effort to become a Grade 1 winner, forcing his way through traffic to take the prestigious Woodward at Saratoga Race Course. The six-year-old’s success at the highest level is the result of considerable horsemanship by the team in Middleburg and the Jimmy Jerkens barn coupled with patience by his partners, who understood the value of putting the horse first. Expertly piloted by Junior Alvardo, Preservationist confirmed his standing as one of the nation’s top older horses with a victory over a field that included the race’s defending champ and two subsequent G1 winners.

 

Candygram Sweetens Resume

By | Candygram, Latest News

Surrounded by graded stakes winners, Candygram made his stakes debut in Belmont Park’s State Dinner Stakes to close out our thrilling spring/summer meet in Elmont. The colt found himself in tough – every other member of the field had already scored in elite company. Undeterred, he acquitted himself well with a runner-up effort after being hung wide. The second place finish added important black-type to his record.

Candygram after finishing second in the State Dinner Stakes at Belmont Park.

Patience Pays Off – Preservationist Phenomenal in Suburban!

By | Latest News, Preservationist

Sometimes there are no words – just gratitude and awe. Preservationist’s stakes debut as a long time coming, and he didn’t disappoint. Preservationist blew the doors off of a talented field, including G1 winners Catholic Boy and Pavel, in the G2 Suburban. Everything about the performance was sublime, including the authoritative margin of victory (4 1/2-lengths) and sparkling final time (1:59.99). The performance, beneath regular rider Junior Alvarado, instantly stamped him as one of the nation’s best older horses. We couldn’t be more grateful to the phenomenal horsemen and women, headed by Jimmy Jerkens, Paula Parsons, and Dr. Carr, who have developed Preservationist, and the partners who let it happen. Read more: