Unified, owned by Centennial Farms and trained by Jimmy Jerkens, has been very impressive in his first few starts. He broke his maiden by three lengths on debut at Gulfstream Park going six furlongs in 1:08 good for a 99 Beyer, the highest winning male Beyer in a maiden special weight of his generation. Following up on his first start he then won the Bay Shore (G3) on Wood Memorial day in his graded stakes debut. His latest success came in the Peter Pan (G2) going nine furlongs in 1:47 flat. A faster time than Lane's End's foundation stallion A.P. Indy's time of 1:47 2/5.
“I would like to credit Dr. Steve Carr and Paula Parsons for selecting another Centennial stakes winner,” said Don Little, Jr., president of Centennial Farms. “Unified has lived up to all we thought from the beginning when he was showcased by Lane's End at the Fasig Tipton Saratoga Select yearling sale. We look forward to his future success and could not be more thrilled knowing upon retirement, he will have a stall at Lane's End bringing his journey full circle.”
Bred in Kentucky by Blue Devil Racing, Unified is out of the Dixie Union mare Union City that was bred and raced by the late Ned Evans. She is a full sister to the Demoiselle (G2) winner Dixie City, also bred and raced by Ned Evans. Unified is from the immediate family of champion 2-year-old and influential sire Dehere, and was a $325,000 Saratoga Select yearling consigned by Lane's End.
“Candy Ride is among the best stallions in America, and his best son Twirling Candy is one of the most exciting young sires out there. Securing the breeding career of Unified ensures that Candy Ride's legacy will continue at Lane's End,” said Will Farish.
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