Kentucky Derby 2023 Results: Who Won the Kentucky Derby?
The Kentucky Derby took place on Saturday, May 6, with the 149th race at Churchill Downs. The morning line favorite, Forte, was scratched later in the morning, making Angel of Empire the favorite, closely followed by Tapit Trice.
A total of five horses were scratched in the days following the original post position draw, with 18 horses competing in the race.
Here's everything you need to know regarding who won the 2023 Kentucky Derby and results.
Kentucky Derby Winner 2023
Mage won the 2023 Kentucky Derby, rode by Javier Castellano and trained by Gustavo Delgado. A late surge held Mage's lead down the stretch over Two Phil's as legendary jockey Castellano captured his first Kentucky Derby victory in his 16th appearance.
Race favorite Angel of Empire made a late run, but ran out of track and finished third.
Kentucky Derby 2023 Trifecta Results
Below are the results for the trifecta, with the win place show results at the 2023 Kentucky Derby.
Angel of Empire
Kentucky Derby Finish
Angel of Empire
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