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Jerkens ‘Can’t Knock’ Preservationist Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens hopes that the next couple of weekends are prosperous ones for his barn with two of his stable stars slated for Grade 1 action at Belmont Park. Coming fresh off a victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets, Preservationist is targeting next Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold […]

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Preservationist Rejoins Top 10 In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farm’s 6-year-old Preservationist, a gritty half-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, soared back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, claiming the No. 3 position, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, holds the top spot. Preservationist (189 votes), a bay son […]

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‘Exhilarating’ Woodward Win Makes Preservationist Possible For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist exited his victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in good order according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens, who scored his second win in the 1 1/8-mile event for older horses at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. The 6-year-old son of Arch notched his first Grade 1 win in the […]

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Preservationist Bulls His Way To Woodward Victory

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist showed off his strength of will on Saturday, making his way through a narrow hole and fighting his way to the wire first in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. The 6-year-old son of Arch and jockey Junior Alvarado were sent off at 3-1 after a fourth-place finish in the G1 Whitney, but […]

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Preservationist Seeking Redemption In G1 Woodward, Will Have To Beat Vino Rosso, Yoshida

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist will look to regroup in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets at nine furlongs on the Saratoga main. The 6-year-old son of Arch posted a three-furlong blowout on Thursday morning over the Oklahoma training track which he completed in 36.66 seconds. In his previous work last Thursday, he went six furlongs […]

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Preservationist Finds More At The Rail, Defeats Catholic Boy In Suburban

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist stepped up into graded stakes company in a big way for Saturday’s G2 Suburban, ceding his lead to 6-5 favorite Catholic Boy in the backstretch and gamely pulling away from that rival in the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths. It was the third win in a row for the 6-year-old […]

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‘Light After Darkness’: Battle Of Midway Colt Born Sunday In Virginia

Within 24 hours of the devastating loss of Breeders’ Cup champion Battle of Midway following a morning workout on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Santa Anita, came the delightful news that one of his foals was born at Jim and Katie Fitzgerald’s Chilly Bleak Farm in Marshall, Va. The 5-year-old Battle of Midway earned more than […]

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Rocketry Returns To Stakes Competition In Belmont Gold Cup Invitational

Centennial Farms’ Rocketry, a popular and decisive allowance winner last out,will get a test of both class and endurance as he makes his return to graded-stakes competition in the Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Friday at Belmont Park. The fifth running of the two-mile Gold Cup Invitational, for 4-year-olds and up on the grass, is among […]

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Unified Denies Mind Your Biscuits In Gulfstream Park Sprint

Centennial Farm’s Unified proved that the lengthy layoff wasn’t an issue, holding off a late-running Mind Your Biscuits by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint. A 4-year-old son of Candy Ride, the Jimmy Jerkens trainee covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Gulfstream’s fast main track in 1:15.30, having led throughout under jockey Jose […]

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Peter Pan Winner Unified To Stand At Lane’s End Upon Retirement

Multiple graded stakes winner Unified will stand at Lane’s End Farm following his retirement from racing. 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 […]

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