Centennial Farms To Sponsor TAA Best Turned Out Horse Awards at Pegasus World Cup

January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021 (Hallandale Beach, FL): 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.

Centennial Farms, an ownership group with more than 30 years of experience operating elite Thoroughbred racing partnerships, will sponsor the cash prize and gift bag to be given to the winning groom of the Best Turned Out Horse for eight races on the card. 

TAA and Centennial Farms representatives will select the horse in each race that is deemed to be the best presented, and that horse’s groom will receive a gift bag and cash prize. The TAA and Centennial Farms will promote the winners on their social media platforms, and the winning groom will be mentioned on the live simulcast feed. 

“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,” said Don Little, President of Centennial Farms. “Everyone at Centennial feels very strongly about the lifelong commitment to our horses and ensuring they have a secure home when their racing days are over. This period of unprecedented challenges has affected all aspects of racing and aftercare, from daily life on the backstretch to the ability of organizations like TAA to thrive. We are thrilled to help shine a well-deserved spotlight on just some of the grooms who have continued to work so hard each day to help these magnificent athletes reach their potential.”

Centennial Farms was the sponsor for the TAA Best Turned Out Horse Awards at the Pegasus World Cup in 2019 and 2020, with Little personally selecting the winners.

The TAA is a charity partner for the Pegasus World Cup.

About Centennial Farms

Since its inception in 1982, Centennial Farms has been involved in the highest levels of Thoroughbred racing and breeding and, through the use of racing partnerships, has opened the door for many people to enjoy this exciting sport. Centennial Farms’ goal is simple: purchase high class racing prospects at the country’s most prestigious public sales, develop them into champion racehorses, and retire them to successful stallion careers.  Eclipse Award champion Rubiano, Belmont Stakes winner Colonial Affair, Breeders’ Cup victor Corinthian, millionaire Wicked Strong, G1 winner and millionaire Preservationist, and multiple graded stakes winner and three-time track-record holder Rocketry have all brought Centennial Farms’ partners to racing’s upper echelon.

About the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Based in Lexington, Ky., the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, rehome, and retire Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its original partners Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry members. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has granted more than $20.7 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations supporting approximately 170 facilities across North America have been granted accreditation. To learn more about the TAA, visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.

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