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Rocketry Does it Again!

By | Latest News, Rocketry

*WOW*. Rocketry’s running style and the unique nature of his preferred marathon races can leave the big guy open to some unfavorable set-ups and bad luck. Though he’d continually run well, he entered the G2 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Stakes without a win since the race’s 2018 edition, when it contested as the G2 Marathon presented by the TAA at Churchill Downs. He ended the drought in a big, big way, with the kind of performance that leaves one speechless. We are so grateful to the phenomenal partners in the 2015 Crescent, LLC who make it all possible, Jimmy Jerkens and his staff, our team, including Paula Parsons and Dr. Carr, and tremendous Rocketry.

Read more:
BloodHorse: “Rocketry Returns Victorious in TAA Stakes
Daily Racing Form: “Rocketry returns to Kentucky victorious in Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Stakes

It was particularly special to win a race that is named for such a phenomenal organization. Centennial Farms has been proud to sponsor the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s Best Turned Out Awards at the Pegasus World Cup for the past two years. Supporting an organization that does so much for the welfare of beloved equine athletes is of paramount importance. Learn more.

Elite Kentucky Sales Yield Exciting New Additions

By | Latest News, Topsfield, Unified LLC

Two sales, six phenomenal individuals, each sporting tremendous pedigrees and unlimited potential. The Centennial Farms Acquisition Team combed through Fasig-Tipton’s Selected Yearling Showcase and the elite book one of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale to assemble a group of can’t-miss prospects. We are thrilled to offer them as two separate partnership opportunities. The 2020 Unified, LLC includes a son and a daughter from the first crop of our retired star, Unified. Sons of elite sires Gun Runner, Honor Code, Nyquist, and Street Sense comprise the 2020 Topsfield, LLC, with some of the world’s most coveted families represented. Learn more about all six yearlings and please contact us for details.

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.