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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 […]