Archives for May 7, 2023

Who won the 2023 Kentucky Derby? Mage In His 4th Career Start

In an upset victory, Mage won the first leg of the Triple Crown at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday evening. The chestnut colt, who was considered an outsider at 15-1 odds, crossed the finish line ahead of Two Phil’s and Angel of Empire to claim the coveted prize. He was ridden by Javier Castellano, one of the top riders in the nation, who claimed his first win ever in the Run for the Roses…

The purse for the 2023 Kentucky Derby was $3 million, the highest purse of the Triple Crown races. $1.86 million of that amount, will be for the winning horse’s owner, Gustavo Delgado, while winning jockey Javier Castellano will take 10% of that amount, $186,000.