Tag Archives: King Russell

Was the 2023 Kentucky Derby a Strong Race?

By Jarrod Horak The early pace was swift and Mage rolled home from off the pace to capture the 2023 Kentucky Derby. Five horses scratched and the Florida shipper ended up defeating 17 runners on the first Saturday in May, and the strong early pace really helped the late runners.  Ten horses have run back. […]

Kentucky Derby 2023 Recap: Mighty Mage

By Jarrod Horak Kentucky Derby 2023 was a crazy race. Five horses scratched late in the week including morning line favorite Forte on the morning of the race. That left a field of 18 and Arkansas Derby hero Angel of Empire was the post time favorite, but Florida Derby runner-up Mage stole the show with […]

Kentucky Derby 2023 Report: Derby defections

By Jarrod Horak Kentucky Derby 2023 post positions were drawn on Monday, May 1. A total of 23 horses including three also-eligibles threw their hat in the ring, and in a crazy turn of events, all three alternates are now in the race.  Practical Move was the first defection. He spiked a temperature and scratched […]