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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.

 

Candygram Sweetens Resume

By | Candygram, Latest News

Surrounded by graded stakes winners, Candygram made his stakes debut in Belmont Park’s State Dinner Stakes to close out our thrilling spring/summer meet in Elmont. The colt found himself in tough – every other member of the field had already scored in elite company. Undeterred, he acquitted himself well with a runner-up effort after being hung wide. The second place finish added important black-type to his record.

Candygram after finishing second in the State Dinner Stakes at Belmont Park.

Patience Pays Off – Preservationist Phenomenal in Suburban!

By | Latest News, Preservationist

Sometimes there are no words – just gratitude and awe. Preservationist’s stakes debut as a long time coming, and he didn’t disappoint. Preservationist blew the doors off of a talented field, including G1 winners Catholic Boy and Pavel, in the G2 Suburban. Everything about the performance was sublime, including the authoritative margin of victory (4 1/2-lengths) and sparkling final time (1:59.99). The performance, beneath regular rider Junior Alvarado, instantly stamped him as one of the nation’s best older horses. We couldn’t be more grateful to the phenomenal horsemen and women, headed by Jimmy Jerkens, Paula Parsons, and Dr. Carr, who have developed Preservationist, and the partners who let it happen. Read more:

Rocketry Nearly Captures Brooklyn

By | Latest News, Rocketry

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 races on the NYRA calendar. The terrific performance wrapped an outstanding annual celebration with Centennial Farms’ team and partners centered around Belmont Stakes weekend.

Preservationist Shines in Mud

By | Latest News, Preservationist

Unraced since February. Tough group. Rail draw. Slop. No problem. Preservationist rallied up the rail and powered home to an impressive 1 1/2-length score at Belmont Park. It is endlessly gratifying to see this talented horse display the talent we have long believed he had. Everyone at Centennial Farms is grateful to have such incredible partners who have been happy to let him develop at his own rate and world-class horsemen and women orchestrating that possibility.

“Candy” Crush

By | Candygram, Latest News

Sometimes all you can say is wow! Candygram delivered that kind of performance at Belmont Park, powering clear to a 5 1/2-length victory despite drifting out and being geared down late. The victory drew rave reviews and stamps this talented colt as one to watch down the line.