Magdalena Racing Office
2651 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 254-9969
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The goal of owning a Thoroughbred is to race among the fastest horses in the world, and, in the right hands, the road leads to the winner’s circle at the highest levels of the sport. A fast horse can take people on the journey of a lifetime as its career unfolds with the elements of a great storybook – mystery, drama, adventure, fantasy, romance. 

Magdalena Racing Partnerships is in the business of making these dreams a reality. Ken McPeek, a consummate horsemen who is respected as one of the premier judges of bloodstock and Thoroughbred pedigrees in the world, leads Magdalena Racing. He ranks among the top buying agents, representing his clients at the elite yearling sales in the country.

Owning race horses through a partnerships allows owners the opportunity to get in the game while diversifying their risks and expenses. Each race horse is its own individual sports franchise. Typically, each horse is co-owned with Magdalena Racing, ensuring owners’ confidence and trust that each and every horse is trained and managed properly. 

The right horse can venture into worlds once only imagined: the thrilling spotlight of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, or to the gathering of Champions at the Breeders’ Cup. 


20% Minimum Co-ownership Available
No Management Fees
Typically, Magdalena Racing retains 10% - 20%  of each horse
Horses managed and trained by Ken McPeek with 30 Years Experience
One of the Best Return on Investment in the Business
Complete access to our facilities including Magdalena Farm, Saratoga, Belmont, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, etc.
Independent Accountant Handles All Taxes and Distributions
 Owner Concierge Services 

  • ESKIMO KISSES 2nd in the Ashland S. G1

    The Kentucky Oaks is also the plan for Eskimo Kisses, who closed from last to be second in the Ashland.

    “We were really pleased with her race,” said Ken McPeek, trainer of the runner-up. “Obviously the winner is extremely fast and we have a lot of respect for her, but we feel pretty confident moving forward. A mile and an eighth we’re going to like even better. She’s doing everything right, improving, and now we have Grade I type.

    Eskimo Kisses is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek), Gainesway Stable & Harold Lerner and was bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY).


    One newcomer to the Fair Grounds for the Fair Grounds Oaks  is Magdalena Racing, Gainesway Stables and Harold Lerner's Eskimo Kisses, a daughter of To Honor and Serve who will be going for her third straight victory for trainer Kenny McPeek. Both of her last efforts took place at Oaklawn Park when she broke her maiden on Feb.1 and then romped in an allowance race by 11½ lengths later that month. Eskimo Kisses is trained by Kenny McPeek and will be ridden by  Florent Geroux who scored a Fair Grounds Oaks win in 2015 with I'm A Chatterbox. She breaks from post four at 9-2.

  • South Florida Diary

    Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation
    Surprised to see Ken McPeek, readying his top class stock for an assault on Keeneland.

    McPeek informed us that he is moving a large division to South Florida late this spring and summer, returning to a place where it all began for him. Indeed, McPeek was a graduate of McGaughey University when first starting out.

    Payson Trifecta: (left to right) McPeek, Clement, Mott

  • ESKIMO KISSES explodes to take allowance at Oaklawn by 11 1/2 length

    3-year-old filly ESKIMO KISSES (To Honor and Serve) graduated in a MSW at Oaklawn by a neck 3 weeks ago. Running back in allowance company she was unhurried early and put on the afterburners at the half to explode to a win by 11 1/2 lengths!  She is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek), Gainesway Stable and Harold Lerner.WATCH FOR THIS ONE!

  • ESKIMO KISSES graduates in a MSW at Oaklawn

    Already with 2 seconds to her name, 3 year old filly ESKIMO KISSES (To Honor and Serve) got the job done with a rally to graduate in a MSW at Oaklawn by a neck. Going a mile on the dirt she was unhurried early on the rail and then shifted 5 wide for the win. She is owned by  Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek), Gainesway Stable and Harold Lerner.

  • GSW WONDERMENT adds black tyoe

    Newly turned 5-year-old mare GSW WONDERMENT adds still more black type to her resume running third in the La Verdad going 7 furlogs at Aqueduct.. She is owned by  Walking L Thoroughbreds and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). The Cosmonaunt filly was bred in NY by Michael S. Landers. The NY Bred mare has upped her earnings to $387,870.

  • LEVANTO (ARG) graduates by 7 lengths

    At Churchill Downs, LEVANTO (ARG) broke his maiden going 1 1/16 and won off by 7 lengths! Levanto is owned by Magdalena Racing.

  • GOING RATE takes MSW at Churchill

    Selected by Ken as a yearling at Saratoga for Magdalena Racing,, 3-year-old GOING RATE (Exchange Rate) figured it out today at Churchill circling the field and then swallowing it up for a graduate in a MSW at Churchill by 2 1/2 lengths. He found 1 1/8th on the turf to his liking. 


    Over the summer & fall, we have expanded our stable with a large amount of yearling purchases. Many of these are being taught to learn to take saddles and bridles to prepare them for their career racing. Due to the high volume of horses at Magdalena Farm we are hiring various positions, 


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  • GSW WONDERMENT adds the Arctic Queen S to her resume

    GSW WONDERMENT adds still another stakes win to her resume - the Arctic Queen - her 4th. She came 4 wide, dueled and prevailed by a nise. She is owned by  Walking L Thoroughbreds and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). The Cosmonaunt filly was bred in NY by Michael S. Landers. This makes Ken McPeek's 182nd lifetime stakes win!

  • Stable Tour with Ken McPeek


    2017 Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Ken McPeek

  • Summer of 2017

  • GSW WONDERMENT takes the Dancin Renee at Belmont

    GSW WONDERMENT was off the pace initially and then came six wide and swallowed the field to splash to the win in the Dancin Renee  by 5 lengths. The track was a sea of mud and racing was cancelled after the race was run. She is owned by  Walking L Thoroughbreds and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). The Cosmonaunt filly was bred in NY by Michael S. Landers. This makes Ken McPeek's 177 lifetime stakes win!

  • IT'S YOUR NICKEL overcomes rough trip to gain graded black-type in the Illinois Derby G3

    Stakes winner of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, IT'S YOUR NICKEL, broke his maiden at Saratoga and took his first allowance condition as well - this time at the Fair Grounds. Trying graded stakes company in the Illinois Derby G3, the Dialed In colt was bumped around but gained the show spot and earned his first graded black-type, He is owned by Harold Lerner LLC, AWC Stables, Akman, Scott K. and Nehoc Stables. He has earned over $177,000.


    Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation
    Kenny McPeek is one of six trainers who have won the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and Central Bank Ashland (G1) in the same year. In a little more than a half-hour on Saturday, he could become the first trainer to repeat the feat Saturday if Daddys Lil Darling wins the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland and It’s Your Nickel takes the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass.

    In 2002, McPeek took both races when Harlan’s Holiday won the Toyota Blue Grass and Take Charge Lady captured the Central Bank Ashland (when the two races were a week apart; the Toyota Blue Grass was moved to opening Saturday, the day of the Central Bank Ashland, in 2015). McPeek also won the Toyota Blue Grass in 2013 with Java’s War and the 2014 Central Bank Ashland with dead-heat winner Rosalind.

    It’s Your Nickel, a colt by Dialed In, is owned by Harold Lerner, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables and Magdalena Racing.

    Daddys Lil Darling is a homebred racing for Nancy Polk’s Normandy Farm.

  • Exciting 2 year old first time starter and wire to wire winner

    SOFT CHEESE (Quality Road) owned and bred by Catalyst Stable, G2 Associates and Magdalena Racing made her first start a winning one. The three year old filly broke on top and soon claimed the rail position. She wired the field with a determined effort to graduate going 1 1/16 at Oaklawn. She pocketed $43,200 for her connections.

  • McPeek Racing Update

    Spring is right around the corner and the stable is heating up. We had our first win of 2017 at the Fairgrounds with It's Your Nickel for owners Harold Lerner, Wayne Cutler, Jack Cohen, Nehoc Stables, and Magdalena Racing. It's Your Nickel will run again in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on February 25th. Keeping in Stakes company will be filly Perfect Wife running for Fern Circle Stables on February 11th at Oaklawn Park in the $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes.

    I am extremely excited about this year's crop of 2-year-olds in training. In fact, this could be the most talented crop I've ever trained. As they begin their workout program, we continually evaluate talent and disposition of each colt and filly while adjusting each horses' training path individually.

    To those of you that would like to be a part of the excitement, there are still a few shares available for horses that I purchased during last fall's yearling sales. Let me know if you're interested in joining the excitement.

    Make a note in your calendar - Saturday, April 22nd. Please join us for the Magdalena Farm's Spring Open House in Lexington. The morning event happens from 10 am to noon with discussions on conformation, training philosophy, co-ownership of horses, legal issues, and financial matters as they relate to horse ownership. After live racing at Keeneland, we will host a barbecue at the farm - a very informal evening leading up to Kentucky Derby and Oaks weekend. If you would like to attend, simply respond here!!  Don't be shy if you are new to the sport, this is our specialty in helping people learn about Thoroughbreds and racing them. 


    See you at the Races,

  • McPeek's RULE of 5's

    Buying a small percentage of several horses allows a new owner more chance to succeed, according to the panel.

    "I work on the rule of five," said Ken McPeek, trainer of such graded stakes winners as 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victor Sarava. "For every five horses you buy—one can't run, one refuses to run, one gets hurt, one is a nice horse you had a little fun with, and one is a really nice horse that makes you forget the first four."

  • THE TRUTH OR ELSE is closing on 1/2 million in earnings with his win at Keeneland

    Four year multiple graded stakes placed The Truth or Else won a tough allowance race at Keeneland. He bid wide in the stretch and edged clear going 6 1/2 furlongs  on the dirt. He is owned by Harold Lerner LLC and Magdalena Racing and was bred by Green Lantern Stables, LLC. He is pushing 1/2 a million in earnings.

  • DIAMONDS FOR LEAH breaks her maiden at Keeneland

    DIAMONDS FOR LEAH went wide, cleared and thenhung on with determination to  finish 1st by a nose and graduate at Keeneland for her partners in Magdalena Racing.

  • McPeek Racing & Magdalena Farm Fall Open House

    Saturday, October 22   |   10 am - Noon 

    Please join us for the McPeek Racing & Magdalena Farm Fall Open House on the morning of October 22nd during Keeneland's fall race meet.

    Tour Magdalena Farm with your family and friends. Kenny and staff will be showing some of the 30+ yearlings he and his team purchased during the July, August, andSeptember Yearling Sales. 2651 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40511

    After the races, you're invited back to Magdalena Farm for hors d'oeuvres, BYOB cocktails, and a huge bonfire.
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  • WONDERMENT 2nd in the Dogwood S at Churchill

    NY Bred G3 SW WONDERMENT, recent winner of the Bourbonette S. G3, added more black type to her pedigree running second in the Dogwood S at Churchill. She was off a step slow but came charging 7 wide and was gaining on the leader. The wire just came too soon. She is owned Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and Chris Sterbenz. WONDERMENTwas selected by Kenny for Magdalena Racing. She is approaching 1/4 million in earnings.


    The 2016 Yearling sales season begins this Tuesday, July 12 at Fasig-Tipton here in Lexington, Kentucky. For those of you out there that are in the market for a young horse, there is no better place that Fasig-Tipton July. Viewing of these yearlings begins today, July 9th, and I will have a Short List available by Monday.


  • Getting to know Wonderment

    Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation
    By Joanne Prieto

  • Wonderment is Back with a Bang!

    Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation


    Courtesy of the Blood-Horse by Frank Angst

  • Nice allowance win at Turfway

    Walking L Thoroughbreds and Magdalena Racing's SENSUOUS PAT tracking the pace early and then fanned 5 wide to clear the field and win in allowance company at Turfway Park She had broken her maiden in a MSW at Churchill in the fall.

  • DOTHRAKI QUEEN nominated to KY OAKS

    Among the rising stars nominated to the 142nd Kentucky Oaks include Magdalena Racing’s Pocahontas (GII) winner and Alcibiades runner-up Dothraki Queen. There will be 14 nominations accepted as starters with 4 also eligibles.


    On April 23rd Magdalena Farm will be having an Open House. The day starts at 10 am with discussions on conformation, training philosophy, co-ownership of horses, legal issues, and financial matters as they relate to horse ownership that will continue until noon. 

    After live racing at Keeneland, we will host a cocktail party with light appetizers back at Magdalena Farm, a very informal evening leading up to Kentucky Derby and Oaks weekend.  Don't be shy if you are new to the sport, this is our specialty in helping people learn about Thoroughbreds and racing them.  


  • Wonderment adds black type

    NY Bred SW WONDERMENT, winner of the Lynbrook Stakes at 2 by over 6 lengths came back at 3 to run third in the Franklin Square S. at Aqueduct She is owned Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and Chris Sterbenz. She was bred by Michael S. Landers, offered for sale and was selected by Kenny for Magdalena Racing. As well as more black type on her pedigree page, Wonderment has already earned $123,500 with two wins and a third in 3 starts.

  • 01/27/2016

    Dothraki Queen is rested and ready for her spring campaign! She has put on 96 pounds during her break and is back in training. We are thinking the Ashland Stakes and she will also be pre-nominated for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and also the English Oaks at Epsom. She's made over $500,000 in five starts - not too shabby for a $35,000 yearling! 

  • Dothraki Queen Heads Golden Rod

    Courtesy of the Blood Horse

  • DOTHRAKI QUEEN pointing to the $200,000 Golden Rod (GII) on Nov.28

     Magdalena Racing LLC’s Dothraki Queen breezed a half-mile in :48.40 with jockey Corey Lanerie up for trainer Kenny McPeek, who is pointing the homebred daughter of Pure Prize to the $200,000 Golden Rod (GII) on Nov.28 at Churchill Downs.


    Conditioner Kenny McPeek was pleased with how his juvenile filly ran over the weekend. Magdalena's DOTHRAKI QUEEN (Pure Prize) completed the GI Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies trifecta . "She ran huge," said McPeek. "She got stopped a little bit in the turn--I think she's second if that doesn't happen. But we were pleased. She's a really gusty filly. We're going to have a lot of fun with her next year. She will probably run back at Churchill in the  Golden Rod. That's the tentative plan. We'll nominate and take it from the

  • DOTHRAKI QUEEN 3rd in the BC Juvenile Fillies with a huge rally

    Magdalena Racing's two year old GSW DOTHRAKI QUEEN (Pure Prize),  came with a huge belated rally up the rail to be third in the BC Juvenile Fillies.

  • Magdalena Racing's DOTHRAKI QUEEN Breeders' Cup Bound

    Magdalena Racing's "Win and You're In" G2 stakes winning filly, DOTHRAKI QUEEN will break from post 8 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Corey Lanerie in the irons. 

  • Ursula Andress (BRZ) graduates at Keeneland in her second start

    Ken McPeek selected Ursula Andress (BRZ) from a Brazilian breeder and imported her for Magdalena Racing Partnership. She broke awkwardly but came wide to prevail in a long stretch drive at Keeneland going 1 1/8 on the dirt. 

  • Trainer McPeek gets 200th Keeneland win

    Trainer Ken McPeek recorded his 200th win at Keeneland when Miss Cobblestone took the third race, an allowance, on Friday. Miss Cobblestone is owned by McPeek's Magdalena Racing. It was McPeek's fifth win of the Fall Meet. He is fourth all-time among Keeneland's winning trainers, trailing D. Wayne Lukas, Bill Mott and Rusty Arnold.

  • DOTHRAKI QUEEN rules the Pocahontas Stakes

    Magdalena Racing's DOTHRAKI QUEEN rules the Pocahontas Stakes to claim an entry into the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Trainer Ken McPeek's 162nd Stakes Win.Watch the video on YouTube.