SEX: Colt | COLOR: Chestnut | BIRTHPLACE: Kentucky | FOAL DATE: Apr 18, 2020
Mage, going off at 15 - 1, had a stunning late charge and overtook Two Phil's to become the 149th Kentucky Derby winner! He lived up to his name, which means "magician" or "wizard."
During Saturday's press conference, Javier Castellano first gave thanks to God, followed by, "I feel amazing. I feel like I'm on top of the world." He rode for fellow Venezuelan, trainer Gustavo Delgado Sr., who told Castellano, "Take your time, enjoy the ride, don't rush the horse." In the jockey room before the race, NBC referenced his 0-15 Kentucky Derby record, and he said, "It gave me so much inspiration in myself. And I think this is the year." Congratulations, Javier!
Watch the 149th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6, 2023! Video courtesy of NBC Sports.
Guests celebrate their win on Mage after the running of the 149th Running of the Kentucky Derby. (May 6, 2023)
Owner: OGMA Investments, LLC, Ramiro Restrepo, Sterling Racing LLC, CMNWLTH
Trainer: Gustavo Delgado
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Winning Time: 2:01:57
Sire: Good Magic & Dam: Puca
Payout: $32.42 on a $2 bet
Horse: Pretty Mischievous
Owner: Godolphin, LLC
Trainer: Brendan P. Walsh
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Winning Time: 1:49.77
Sire: Into Mischief & Dam: Pretty City Dancer
Payout: $22.74 on a $2 bet
Mage and exercise rider, J.J. Delgado, working out on the Historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. (April 27, 2023)
Jockey Javier Castellano kissing the Kentucky Derby Trophy in the Kentucky Derby Winner's Circle. (May 6, 2023)
Kentucky Derby Winner, Mage, getting some water and a nice cool down after the big race. (May 6, 2023)
Garland of Roses being escorted out to the Winner's Circle by the military and Kroger representative. (May 6, 2023)
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