Successful Saratoga a Wrap

By | Latest News, Malibu, Pinewood, Rocketry

Every summer, the racing world converges on Saratoga for forty days of world-class racing and one of the nation’s most prestigious yearling sales. The competition at each is unparalleled. There is no tougher meet in the country to win a race at nor anywhere tougher to snag a top-quality racing prospect. Centennial Farms was thrilled to conclude our summer with victories at each.

The star of the racing season was Rocketry, whose impressive allowance victory and solid stakes debut anchored a strong meet. His flashy victory was paired with game efforts by Securitiz and Weather Wiz to generate an 80% on the board percentage for the meet. We are incredibly proud that that consistency has followed the Centennial horses throughout the year. No other partnership has a higher percentage in 2017.

The other major victories of the meet came at the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale, where we brought home sons of young Kentucky Derby-producing sire Bodemeister and perennial standout sire Malibu Moon. We’re thrilled to offer the opportunity to invest in these two colts of limitless potential.

Rocketry draws away to a powerful victory at Saratoga beneath Jose Ortiz.

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