Kentucky Derby winner will race at Preakness: ‘On to Baltimore and crab truffles’

Horse racing followers can have a possible Triple Crown-winning horse to root for on the Preakness on Could 20. 

Mage, the winner of the 149th operating of the Kentucky Derby, will race on the Preakness after an excellent exercise at Churchill Downs.

The running of the 2022 Preakness

Jockey Jose Ortiz, #5, driving Early Voting crosses the end line to win the 147th Working of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Could 21, 2022 in Baltimore. (Patrick Smith/Getty Pictures)

Co-owner Ramiro Restrepo stated Mage is “thriving” after operating about 1.5 miles on the monitor Friday morning.  


“He is had a powerful week of coaching,” Restrepo stated with co-owner Chase Chamberlin, co-founder and racing director of accomplice CMNWLTH. “[Trainer] Gustavo Delgado [Jr.] was simply actually happy and over the moon of how he is come again. He is proven all of the constructive indicators. So, it is on to Baltimore and crab truffles, right here we come.”

Mage received the Kentucky Derby in an in depth contest after coming into the race at 15-1 odds. 

Mage after winning Derby

Jockey Javier Castellano celebrates atop of Mage, #8, after successful the 149th operating of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Could 6, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Andy Lyons/Getty Pictures)

Getting into the last straightaway, Two Phil’s was the chief by not less than a size, with a big pack of thoroughbreds operating behind. 


From the surface, Mage discovered his approach to the entrance of that pack, passing Two Phil’s and successful the race by one size.

Mage shall be pushed to Baltimore after a coaching session on Saturday, and Javier Castellano will once more be the jockey. 

“We have been simply monitoring that scenario with all of the love that he is proven us on the racetrack,” Restrepo added. “We’re making an attempt to bestow that upon him and provides him the time to point out us what’s up and the whole lot that he did previous to the Derby.

Mage finishes the finish line at the Kentucky Derby

Javier Castellano celebrates atop Mage, #8, after crossing the end line to win the 149th operating of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Could 6, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Michael Reaves/Getty Pictures)

“It is continued all over, in order that sort of consistency deserves a shot on the Preakness.”

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