(5-6-23) Thanks to Commonwealth, Nole Ksum Racing Stable had an entry in the 149th Kentucky Derby. Mage, the son of Good Magic, has proven he was worthy to run in Louisville after a strong 2nd place finish in the Florida Derby, just behind pre-race Derby favorite Forte.
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Leading up to the Derby—
Gustavo Delgado Jr, Assistant Trainer & Co-Owner
“We are very excited about Mage. He is a horse with a strong character and a nice physical. Everything about him makes us think that he will be a special horse.”
Days before the Derby Commonwealth sent out the following to Mage owners –
This Saturday, May 6 Mage looks to write his name in the history books at Kentucky Derby #149! He and Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will jump from post position 8 in a field of 19 other colts. The team couldn’t be happier with our post position. Most importantly, Mage is training perfectly, is completely composed, and looks ready to run. Stay tuned for updates throughout the week from the backside and beyond! Saturday morning look for a complete analysis of the field, as well as possible payouts for win, place, or show. 9,000 colts were sold last year, you have 1/20 who made it here, that’s cause for celebration in itself. Lets go MAGE!
Today Forte. the pre-race favorite, was ruled out by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission state veterinarian for a bruised right front foot that was sustained during training on Wednesday. During the NBC broadcast it was mentioned that if you like Forte you might want to consider Mage…turned out to be very true.
Overlooked by many Mage entered the race with 15-1 odds…with the win he picked up $1.86 million dollars in winnings. It was an amazing run in just his fourth race ever.
The thought of having a horse in the Kentucky Derby for NKRS was not even a consideration, to own a share of a Derby winning horse is unreal. This all happened less then one year after purchasing shares in three MyRacehorse prospects (Stay Fabulous, Cumberland Falls and Helicopter Money) on August 4th, 2022.
A media look at MAGE
- Mage Delivers 1st Win For Nole Ksum Racing Stables
- Mage, Confidence Game Impress in Final Derby Works
- 2023 Kentucky Derby Post Positions, Entries, Odds and Predictions: Mage
- The case for Verifying, Skinner and Mage in the Kentucky Derby
- Mage jockey, trainer, owners: Everything you need to know about Kentucky Derby 2023 horse
Kentucky Derby contender Mage staying poised ahead of race
WLKY News Louisville – You Tube Video
2023 Florida Derby (FULL RACE) | NBC Sports
NBC Sports – You Tube Video
Is fractional ownership for you?
One thing any owner needs to remember is to be patient and to do your homework on the horse that you are considering when you buy a share. Three of the NKRS first purchases to this point have been a disappointment. One was claimed, one was retired and the other has not lived up to her expectations. There will be some wins when you purchase shares, but also plenty of disappointments during the journey.
Commonwealth sells shares in their horses for $50 a share, the shares are approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mage is not the first highly successful horse to be offered by Commonwealth, the other being Country Grammer (Tonalist-Arabian Song). In March of 2022 he won the $12 million Dubai World Cup and is currently starting to race again in California..
The plus…owning a small part of a racehorse that you would probably never be able to afford. NKRS is associated via these fractional ownership groups with trainers like Todd Pletcher, D. Wayne Lucas, Bob Baffert, Steve Asmussen and Richard Mandella to name just a few.
Plus great bloodlines including top ranked sires Good Magic, Pionnerof The Nile, Audible,Arrogate, Justify and Uncle Mo.
Mage has made the fractional ownership of a race horse ‘a dream come true‘ by winning the Derby, it may not happen again…but wow it was worth it.
Did you know…
- During his stay at Churchill Downs Mage was housed in the same stall (#10) as Secretariat in 1973 when he won the Derby
- .NBC asked their announcers for a Derby pick…only Dale Earnhardt, Jr. picked Mage