List of 2023 Kentucky Derby Horse Owners (Do Any Celebrities Own Horses in this Year's Race?)

List of 2023 Kentucky Derby Horse Owners (Do Any Celebrities Own Horses in this Year's Race?)


Owning a racehorse is a pretty expensive proposition, but when your horse is good enough to qualify for the Kentucky Derby then you're probably turning a pretty nice profit.

The ways different horses are owned can vary pretty dramatically, too. There may be just one or two people who own a horse, it may be owned by a big collection of people, it could be owned by a stable, or it could even be owned by an investment firm. Of course, celebrities are also known for purchasing an ownership stake to get in on the fun as well.

Here's a look at who owns every horse in the 2023 Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby 2023 Horse Owners

1. Hit Show

  • Gary West
  • Mary West

2. Verifying

  • Westerberg Limited
  • Mrs. John Magnier
  • Jonathan Poulin
  • Derrick Smith
  • Michael Tabor

3. Two Phil's

  • Patricia's Hope LLC
  • Phillip Sagan

4. Confidence Game

  • Don't Tell My Wife Stables

5. Tapit Trice

  • Whisper Hill Farm, LLC
  • Gainesway Stable

6. Kingsbarns

  • Spendthrift Farm LLC

7. Reincarnate

  • SF Racing LLC
  • Starlight Racing
  • Madaket Stables LLC
  • Robert E. Masterson
  • Stonestreet Stables LLC
  • Jay A. Schoenfarber
  • Waves Edge Capital LLC
  • Catherine Donovan

8. Mage

  • OGMA Investments LLC
  • Ramiro Restrepo
  • Sterling Racing

9. Skinner

  • C R K Stable

10. Practical Move

  • Leslie Amestoy
  • Pierre Jean Amestoy Jr.
  • Roger Beasley

11. Disarm

  • Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC

12. Jace's Road

  • West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Albaugh Family Stables LLC

13. Sun Thunder

  • R.T Racing Stable
  • Cypress Creek Equine

14. Angel of Empire

  • Albaugh Family Stables LLC

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15. Forte

  • Repole Stable
  • St. Elias Stable

16. Raise Cain

  • Andrew Warren
  • Rania Warren

17. Derma Sotogake

  • Hiroyuki Asanuma

18. Rocket Can

  • Frank Fletcher Racing Operations

19. Lord Miles

  • Vegso Racing Stable

20. Continuar

  • Lion Race Horse Co. Ltd.

21. Cyclone Mischief

  • Albaugh Family Stables LLC
  • Castleton Lyons

22. Mandarin Hero

  • Hiroaki Arai

23. King Russell

  • Bereton C. Jones
  • Naber Racing LLC

Famous Horse Owners for the 2023 Kentucky Derby

This year's Kentucky Derby doesn't feature any horses with "famous" owners — at least not ones who are probably famous to an audience that doesn't follow horse racing.

There is, however, an owner of a past winner in this year's race. Michael Tabor, who is a part owner of Verifying, owned Thunder Gulch when he won the 1994 Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes.

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