Rocketry

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

Multiple stakes winner Rocketry (Hard Spun - Smart Farming) owned as part of a thoroughbred racing partnership with Centennial Farms. Shown setting a Churchill Downs track record while taking the G2 Marathon presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Record

First: 5
Second: 5
Third: 3

Earnings

$648,110

Overview

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 trained by Jimmy Jerkens.  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 showed everyone he could make the switch from turf to dirt when, in his first ever dirt start, he went from last to first and took the 1 5/8 miles Temperence Hill Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths with a great ride by Joel Rosario.   In addition to posting a career high Beyer figure of 100, Rocketry also knocked out the 98 year old track record for the distance held previously by the great Man o’ War.

On November 1 he and Joel Rosario teamed up again in the G2 Marathon Stakes at Churchill Downs.  All engines were firing as Rocketry traveled the 1 3/4 miles in his typical come from behind style gaining his second victory in a row on the dirt, his first graded stakes win, and another track record.

Rocketry’s finished second in the Flat Out Stakes on May 9 and in the G2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes on June 8 both at Belmont Park tipping his lifetime earnings over the half a million dollar mark.  He put in another good effort on August 1 finishing third in the Birdstone Stakes at Saratoga.

He is back in training at Belmont Park after a short break and returned to the entries for his 2020 debut finishing fourth in the Flat Out Stakes on June 11.

Latest News

July 8, 2020 in Rocketry

Rocketry Workouts

Rocketry is back in action in the mornings at Belmont Park after his last start on June 11. WORKOUTS: 06/30 - 3f:37.40 (Belmont Park), 07/08 - 5f:1:02.95 (Belmont Park) Read More
June 9, 2019 in Latest News, Rocketry

Rocketry Nearly Captures Brooklyn

Rocketry's furious outside rally, on a track playing kindly towards the rail, fell just a half-length short in the prestigious G2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, one of the most beloved... Read More
January 1, 2019 in Crescent, Latest News, Rocketry

Rocketry Blasts to Top of Terrific 2018!

Rocketry's late season surge, capped by a victory in the G2 Marathon presented by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, led the way during a terrific 2018 season for Centennial Farms and... Read More
November 3, 2018 in Latest News, Rocketry

Rocketry Rolls Again!

New surface, new heights! After becoming a stakes winner in his last start, and setting a Belmont Park track record, Rocketry upped the ante at Churchill Downs. Not only did... Read More