Magdalena Racing Office
2651 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40511
PARTNERSHIPS KEPT SIMPLE
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.
PARTNERSHIPS MADE SIMPLE
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
IT'S YOUR NICKEL overcomes rough trip to gain graded black-type in the Illinois Derby G3 04/23/2017
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.
SIX TRAINERS HAVE WON BLUE GRASS-ASHLAND IN THE SAME YEAR 04/07/2017
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 03/04/2017
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 02/08/2017
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 11/01/2016
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."
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 10/21/2016
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 10/11/2016
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. Click Here To RSVP
WONDERMENT 2nd in the Dogwood S at Churchill 09/25/2016
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. Sheis 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.
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 03/04/2016
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.
OPEN HOUSE at MAGDALENA FARM: April 23 02/28/2016
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.
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.
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 pointing to the $200,000 Golden Rod (GII) on Nov.28 11/15/2015
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 10/31/2015
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 10/22/2015
Magdalena Racing's "Win and You're In" G2 stakes winning filly, DOTHRAKI QUEEN will break from post 8 in theBreeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Corey Lanerie in the irons.
Ursula Andress (BRZ) graduates at Keeneland in her second start 10/18/2015
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.Â
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.