Mage Falls Short in the Preakness
Monday, May 22, 2023
This year’s Kentucky Derby winner took a crack at the Preakness this year but unfortunately it was not his race. Mage broke from post three for the one and one sixteenth mile trip around the turf with jockey Javier Castellano who was aboard the colt for his Derby win. Besides his first start at Gulfstream, it was probably his most successful break from the gate the young colt has had. The colt managed to stay near the pace the entire way around, but there was not enough speed from his foes to set him up for the strong finish we have all grown to love from the son of Good Magic. While it may not have been the ending we were all hoping for, it was still a valiant effort. Mage finished third just two and a quarter lengths behind winner, National Treasure, and runner up, Blazing Sevens. We are all very proud of Mage’s accomplishments so far and we look forward to his next start after some well deserved rest.