Mage crossing the finish line

SEX: Colt | COLOR: Chestnut | BIRTHPLACE: Kentucky | FOAL DATE: Apr 18, 2020


Congratulations to Kentucky Derby Champion, Mage!

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."

Javier Castellano Wins His First Kentucky Derby!

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!

Javier Castellano onboard Mage in the Winner's Circle

Watch the 149th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6, 2023! Video courtesy of NBC Sports.

Derby crowd in grandstand cheering after winning on Mage

Guests celebrate their win on Mage after the running of the 149th Running of the Kentucky Derby. (May 6, 2023)

Mage and jockey Javier Castellano waving to crowd

Kentucky Derby Recap

Horse: Mage

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

Pretty Mischievous and Gaffalione crossing the finish line

Kentucky Oaks Recap

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 ride working out on the Historic Churchill Downs Racetrack

Mage and exercise rider, J.J. Delgado, working out on the Historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. (April 27, 2023)

Amr Zedan in the Derby Winner's Circle

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

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

Garland of Roses being escorted out to the Winner's Circle by the military and Kroger representative. (May 6, 2023)

Kentucky Derby 149 Logo

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