Centennial Farms

Rocketry Arrives at Old Friends

MGSW Rocketry (Hard Spun) retired from racing in August and, after spending a month at Centennial Farms in Virginia, became the newest resident of Old Friends Friday. The 7-year-old 'TDN Rising Star' retired after five seasons on the track with six wins from 29 starts and lifetime earnings of $811,577. "Who doesn't love Rocketry?" said Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen. "We're very fortunate that Centennial Farms trusts us to care for their great marathoner. Thanks to Don Little, Jr. and Jimmy Jerkens for allowing us to showcase him...

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MGSW and Dual Marathon Winner Rocketry Retired

Centennial Farms and partners have retired MGSW and 'TDN Rising Star' Rocketry (Hard Spun-Smart Farming, by Smart Strike). The seasoned campaigner raced for five seasons and twice won what was originally known as the Breeders' Cup Marathon. He first won the race in 2018 when it was known as the GII Marathon S. presented by TAA, then captured it a second time last year when it was rebranded as the GII Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance S. The popular Jimmy Jerkens trainee also won Belmont's Temperence Hill Invitational S. in 2018, setting...

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Pat Lamberty, Former Suffolk TV Host and Centennial Farms Rep, Dies at 43

The New England racing community is mourning the loss of Patrick R. Lamberty, known for his work as a Suffolk Downs broadcast handicapper in the early 2000s, then later as the head of client management and sales for the Centennial Farms bloodstock and racing syndicate in his native Massachusetts. He was 43. Lamberty died Dec. 16, 2020, in Pompano Beach, Florida. But it was not until Feb. 2 that news of his death began circulating among friends via an online tribute archive hosted by a cremation company that provided services...

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Preservationist Sires First Foal

Grade I-winning millionaire Preservationist (Arch--Flying Dixie, by Dixieland Band) was represented by his first reported foal with the arrival of a filly produced by the Giant's Causeway mare Win Crafty Jan. 8 in Ocala, FL. A daughter of graded stakes winner Win Crafty Lady, Win Crafty is a half-sister to Grade I winner Harmony Lodge (Hennessy), GII Arkansas Derby Graeme Hall (Dehere) and to stakes-winning and graded stakes-producing mare Win's Fair Lady (Dehere). Win Crafty is also a full-sister to Win McCool, herself a graded stakes producer and granddam of...

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Jan. 17 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency PRICEY PHAROAH COLT DEBUTS AT BIG A 1st-AQU, $80K, Msw, 3yo, 7f, 12:20p.m. Centennial Farms went to $500,000 at Keeneland September to acquire KHAFRE (American Pharoah) and he debuts in this spot for Jimmy Jerkens. The chestnut fired back-to-back bullets leading up to this test, most recently covering a half-mile in :47 1/5 (1/40) over the Belmont training track. A half-sibling to SW Plentiful (Harlan's Holiday), Khafre's second dam is GSW Spring Meadow (Meadowlake). TJCIS PPs

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