Exciting sophomore Royal Realm continued his improvement with a good looking maiden victory at Belmont Park! The three-year-old has made steady progress with each career start – in fact, this victory earned him a higher Beyer figure than a highly-touted allowance race on the same card. Jimmy Jerkens and his team have done a terrific job with this colt, building on the outstanding foundation laid by Paula Parsons Training in Middleburg. We’re hopeful his wonderful partners have a lot to look forward to as he keeps learning!
Mihos returned to the winner’s circle with an impressive victory at The Big A! Trainer Jimmy Jerkens and his team did a terrific job getting this guy to top form; he matched his career high Beyer while pulling clear to a 1 1/4-length victory. We’re so grateful to the patient and supportive partners who make it all possible!
Centennial Farms will sponsor the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Best Turned Out Horse Awards during the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Card Jan. 23, 2021 at Gulfstream Park. This is the third year in a row that Centennial has sponsored the awards.
We are honored to again partner with and support the great work of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, an outstanding leader in aftercare for our industry. Read the full story, learn more about the TAA, and donate to their mission here.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making his sophomore and turf debut, Life On Top was dismissed at 45-1 by those betting… and rewarded the believers handsomely! The game colt, guided to victory perfectly by Rajiv Maragh, gave our partners their first victory of the new year with our very first starter.
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!