On the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby is held. On Saturday, huge crowds gathered at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, for the 149th running of the iconic horse race.

Mage came from behind to win the 2023 Kentucky Derby, the prestigious first leg of the Triple Crown. Mage surpassed Two Phil’s down the stretch, winning in an official time of 2.01.57. It was the second career win for Mage in four starts. Mage, was trained by Gustavo Delgado and jockeyed by Javier Castellano. Mage was also a surprise winner with 15-1 odds!

The race started with Kingsbarns and Verifying battling for the lead. However, halfway through the race, Mage surged to pass them in a thrilling contest. Mage then held off challenges from Two Phil’s and Angel of Empire to win the race. Two Phil and Angel of Empire came in second and third, respectively.

The 2023 Kentucky Derby favorite Forte was scratched on Saturday morning due to a foot injury. Five horses were forced to be removed from the race field—the most scratches in the Kentucky Derby since 1936.

The results of the 2023 Kentucky Derby are as follows:

  1. Mage
  2. Two Phil’s
  3. Angel of Empire
  4. Disarm
  5. Hit Show
  6. Derma Sotogake
  7. Tapit Trice
  8. Raise Cain
  9. Rocket Can
  10. Confidence Game
  11. Sun Thunder
  12. Mandarin Hero
  13. Reincarnate
  14. Kingsbarns
  15. King Russell
  16. Verifying
  17. Jace’s Road
  18. Cyclone Mischief