Centennial Farms was founded in 1982 by Don Little, an experienced horseman and successful Boston investment banker. Little died in February 2012 from a fall while show jumping, but the racing operation continues under the care of his son Don Little Jr., a former world-class polo player.
Centennial Farms organizes partnerships to purchase, develop and race top-level racehorses before retiring them to stud. Leading Centennial runners through the years include 1993 Belmont Stakes winner Colonial Affair, 1992 champion sprinter Rubiano and 2007 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Corinthian.
In 2014 Centennial Farms' Wicked Strong won the Wood Memorial to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate.