Hard Spun – Smart Farming by Smart Strike
2015 Crescent, LLC

Rocketry in the paddock at Saratoga Race Course


First: 3
Second: 3
Third: 2




A brilliant racehorse and outstanding sire, Hard Spun experienced yet another phenomenal year at stud in 2015. Different individuals have taken home high profile victories like the Diana, Awesome Again, and Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Of course, his winning Smart Strike dam comes from a strong family that includes Dream About, Lockout, Sleepless Knight, etc.

Rocketry is in training with Jimmy Jerkens in New York at Saratoga Race Course.   He became a “TDN Rising Star” in 2017  from his race at Belmont on June 9 when he broke his maiden by blasting away from the the field in the final furlong of the 1 3/8 turf race.

Rocketry kicked off the 2018 Spring Belmont meet with a convincing turf win on opening day.   Jockey Johnny V took Rocketry from last to first rocketing off to win by 3 lengths.

He finished fourth in the G2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes on Belmont Stakes weekend.  Rocketry finished ahead of any other American horse in the two mile turf race beaten only two lengths by the winner.

Rocketry was the first starter of the 2018 Saratoga Meet with a solid closing third against a formidable field beaten by only 1/2 a length on July 21.  He earned his best Beyer to date – a 99.

Latest News

August 15, 2018 in Rocketry

Rocketry Workouts

Rocketry is back in action in the mornings after his last race on July 21. WORKOUTS: 08/06 - 3f:36.21 (Saratoga), 08/16 - 6f:1:14.22 (Saratoga)   Read More
September 6, 2017 in Latest News, Malibu, Pinewood, Rocketry

Successful Saratoga a Wrap

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... Read More
July 30, 2017 in Latest News, Rocketry

Rocking the Spa

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"... Read More
February 12, 2017 in Crescent, Latest News, Rocketry

Racing Underway in 2017

After enduring a little bad luck of the equine and racing office variety, the Centennial Farms 2017 racing season is officially underway! The Crescent LLC's Rocketry made his career debut... Read More