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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 


  • McPeek Exacta at Saratoga

    Making their first starts, McPeek trained two-year-old colts finished 1-2 in the second race at Saratoga sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs.  The perfectly named January Won by New Year's Day (owned by Harold Lerner, LLC) raced throughout in the midst of the pack then slipped between rivals to reach the wire in front by a length. Right behind him came BEYOND GONE (Can the Man) owned by  Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and David Bernsen. BEYOND GONE had to check and restart but got up to be second. Both colts were selected by Ken as yearlings and were purchased for under $45,000. 

  • SIGNALMAN 2nd in the MATT WIN G3

    Emerging from a disappointing finish in the Preakness in which it was discovered that he suffered an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, SIGNALMAN came back with a good 2nd in the Matt Win G3 at Churchill.  Last year he won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Gr. 2) and was third in the Breeders' Cup G1 and before that  2nd in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Gr. 1.

    9 2 3 2 $582,390


  • MOSCOW MINISTER wins his third

    At Churchill Downs, MOSCOW MINISTER (Power Broker) raced 1 1/16 on the dirt. He came from off the pace and cleared the field to win by 1 3/4 - his 3rd win. The 3-year-old colt is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)  and was bred by  E. H. Beau Lane II. Purchased by Ken for $20,000, he has already earned over $54,000.

  • SIGNALMAN OK but suffered an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage

    Signalman was ninth, and while jockey Brian Hernandez and trainer Ken McPeek were initially a bit confused by his performance, McPeek later reported on Twitter that the colt had suffered an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage during the Preakness.

    The bleed was rated a four out of five, according to McPeek, so the Belmont Stakes is off the table. Instead, Signalman will regroup and aim for Saratoga's G1 Travers.


    Later in the morning at Churchill, Tommie Lewis, Steve Crabtree, Dean Demaree, David Bernsen, Jim Chambers and Magdalena Racing=s Signalman--with Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard--breezed a half-mile in :47.60 (video), while in company with Indian Counselor (Payntor), who negotiated the distance in :48. AHe hadn=t run in six weeks, so we needed a nice [work] in company," explained trainer Kenny McPeek. "He's going to be running a mile and three-sixteenths with six weeks between races. It was a nice maintenance breeze. [Indian Counselor] is a good, solid horse, too. He stalked off the side of him and finished up good. Nice work." Hernandez Jr., who will ride Signalman next Saturday, added, AHe went along like we wanted him to and finished up well and went on and galloped out."

  • SISTER'S CREED gains black-type in her 2nd start

    SISTER'S CREED (Jimmy Creed) was purchased by Kenny as a yearling for $70,000 at Fasig Tipton October. The 3 year old filly is well on her way to proving her value having shown promise running 3rd in her first start at Keeneland in a MSW and now running third and earning black-type in the Tall Stack Stakes at Belterra Park. She is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek).

  • Preakness 2019: Early contenders for second jewel of Triple Crown


    Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.

    Third in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes behind Vekoma and Win Win Win in last start; Seventh in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on March 3.


    SIGNALMAN – Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) winner and Blue Grass (GII) third Signalman spent his Sunday morning just walking the shedrow following a five-furlong workout on Saturday at trainer Kenny McPeek’s barn, assistant Greg Geier said.

    The colt – who races for the partnership of Tommie M. LewisSteve CrabtreeDean DemareeDavid BernsenJim Chambers and Magdalena Racing– was not showing any ill effects from a slight, one-inch cut over his left eye, from bumping his head while in his stall. He worked the five furlongs in 1:00 on Saturday with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.

    Signalman still needs a couple of defections to make the Derby field. McPeek plans to take the colt to Pimlico for the Preakness on May 18, no matter what happens in Louisville.

    1. Signalman, third place finisher in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes in his last start for trainer Ken McPeek, worked this morning at Churchill Downs. The General Quarters colt went 5 furlongs in 1:00 flat. That was 6th best of 43 to go the distance. Looks like this one may not have the points to get in the Derby. Ran well over this track last Fall, too. Could be a factor late, if he gets in. But that’s the biggest question right now over anything else. Can he get in?

    3 year old filly TOOTSIE ( named after Kenny's mother - her name was Ann but she was called Tootsie) won her second start convincingly at Keeneland. Racing 1 1/16 in a MSW on he turf she mde a game and sustained drive from close to the back of the field to get her nose on the wire and win by a neck. She is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and David A Bernsen LLC  and was selected by Kenny from the Fasig Tipton October slae for $25,000. The Elusive Quality filly has already earned twice that,

  • MOSCOW MINISTER wins ridden out at Keeneland

    Purchased as a yearling for $20,000 on behalf of  Magdalena Racing, MOSCOW MINISTER (Power Broker) won his second race and has now won over $36,000. He raced 1 1/8 over the Keeneland dirt and won ridden out by 4 lengths.


    Scheduled to ship to Louisville was stablemate Signalman, third-place finisher in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2). Owned by the partnership of Tommie Lewis, Steve Crabtree, Dean Demaree, David Bernsen, Jim Chambers and Magdalena Racing, Signalman would need two defections from horses under consideration for the Derby be in the starting gate for the May 4 race.

  • Weekend Races

    Rounding out the field is Lemniscate (post two, Brian Hernandez, Jr., 15-1) for trainer Kenny McPeek who won the Louisiana Derby with Repent in 2002. Owned by Susan Mouton and Magdalena Racing, the son of 2000 Louisiana Derby runner-up Exchange Rate broke his maiden over the turf at Gulfstream Park on March 3 last time out, which was won at third asking. Sure to show some pace in the Louisiana Derby, Lemiscate ran on the lead in both of his last two outings. Prior to his maiden win, he was a close second over the main track at Gulfstream Park on February 9.


    Courtesy of the BloodHorse

    At Gulfstream, Harvey Wallbanger breezed five furlongs in :59.66 in preparation for a planned start in the Florida Derby. The son of Congrats is coming off a 29-1 upset victory in the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Feb. 2. The Kenny McPeektrained colt entered the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull off a maiden victory at Churchill Downs Nov. 17 at 1 1/16 miles. Harvey Wallbanger worked in company with the McPeek-trained Signalman, who finished seventh in the Fountain of Youth after completing a strong juvenile campaign with a victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. Signalman, who is scheduled to run in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland April 6, was clocked in :59.46 while working outside pacesetting Harvey Wallbanger. 

  • FUN FINDER adds black-type in the Bourbonette

    FUN  FINDER  (Cross Traffic) took 1 race to figure it all out and then won easily by over 7 lengths in her second start. She raced a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream. She was selected by Ken for $50,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale for his Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) partnership. The selection was a good one as today she ran a determined second in the Boubonette Oaks at Turfway and added the first black-type to her pedigree page.

     "I think she's still learning," McPeek said of his charge. "I think the last race, she thought she was going one turn and kind of pulled herself up, and today I think she learned a little bit. I think she's got a big future."

  • McPeek Joins WHOA
  • 2019 DERBY TRAIL

    3 - Signalman – 18 points
    (General Quarters—Trip South, by Trippi)
    Owned by: Tommie Lewis, David Bernsen & Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)
    Trained by: Kenny McPeek
    Ridden by: Brian Hernandez Jr.
    Bred by: Monticule (KY)
    $32,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall yearling
    Career: 5-2-2-1, $448,990
    – won Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (GII) at CD, 2nd Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (GI) at Kee, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) at CD
    – pointing toward March 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes (GI) at GP on 3/9 for 2019 debut

  • Steve Haskin's DERBY DOZEN

    3 | SIGNALMAN Tommie Lewis, David A. Bernsen, Magdalena Racing/Kenny McPeek General Quarters—Trip South, by Trippi Monticule (KY) Had his first breeze of the year Jan. 26, going three furlongs in an easy :39 4/5 at Payson Park. He’s not going to blow you away with his brilliance, but he is as honest and consistent as they come, having finishing first, second, and third in graded stakes, and has shown he can overcome adversity. He just keeps coming at you, from anywhere on the track.


    McPeek’s entrants are Honorable Treasure in the card’s first race (post time 9:30 a.m. Eastern) and Harlan Strong in race 5. Honorable Treasure runs in a 1,200-meter dirt handicap, a race probably shorter than his best trip. Honorable Treasure most recently finished third behind Copper Bullet in a Nov. 23 Churchill Downs allowance race. Harlan Strong is one of 11 entrants in a 2,000-meter turf handicap, and as a listed-stakes-class American runner who stays the trip he’s not without a chance, though U.S.-based turf-route horses have long struggled in Dubai stakes races, at least on the World Cup program.


    FUN  FINDER  (Cross Traffic) took 1 race to figure it all out and then won easily by over 7 lengths in her second start. She raced a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream. The 2-year-old filly was selected by Ken for $50,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale for his Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) partnership.

  • Kentucky Derby 2019 Scouting Report: Central Division

    Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation

    The Leader

    Signalman (Into Mischief – Kenny McPeek – Tommie M. Lewis, David A. Bernsen, LLC, and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek)): Signalman ran second, given little pace to chase, in the Breeders' Futurity and ran third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 67-1. He broke through in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) when coming from off the pace to win by a neck over a sloppy track. McPeek said in a recent Horse Racing Talk podcast the March Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park would be an ideal 3-year-old debut for Signalman.

  • 2 yo MOSCOW MINISTER graduates at Churchill in his 2nd out

    Interesting 2-year-old winner - MOSCOW MINISTER (Power Broker) selected by Kenny for Magdalena Racing - broke in front for a half, dropped back to 8th and then rallied for a 4 1/4 length win. The colt was a $20,000 purchase at the FT October Sale in 2017 and he has already earned over his purchase price. He raced 1 1/16 on the dirt.

  • SIGNALMAN rallies to 3rd in the BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE-GI

    Of course, the winner's circle was what he wanted, but the McPeek barn is proud to have developed two young horses not only ready to run in Breeders' Cup races, but able to add to their laurels with on the board finishes. RESTLESS RIDER had to settle for 2nd in the  BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE FILLIES-GI, behind freewheeling front-runner Jaywalk, but she got up for the place. for owners Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm, LLC  Off at long odds, SIGNALMAN rallied from 10th for the show in the  BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE-GI, He is owned by Tommie M Lewis, David A Bernsen & Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). He was selected by Kenny for $32,000 from the FT October Kentucky sale.

  • 2-year-old KING FORD takes MSW at Churchill

    2-year-old KING FORD broke his maiden quite easily in his second start. Racing 1 1/16 on the dirt he stalked the pace early and then swung out for the score by 1 1/2 lengths. He is owned by Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and River Ranch Racing Stables  and was bred by Kildare Stud.

  • SIGNALMAN to work up to the Breeders" Cuo

    Tommie Lewis and Magdalena Racing's Claiborne Breeders' Futurity runner-up, Signalman, will remain at Keeneland for the time being.

    “He'll stay here at Keeneland and probably have his workouts here to prep for the Breeders' Cup,” trainer Kenny McPeek said. “Small chance he'll have one work at Churchill. It'll be a couple weeks until we think about working him, but at this point all the partners are in on entering him and running (in the Breeders' Cup).

    “He came back with some scratches on his left hip from the incident (getting bumped into the rail) at the head of the stretch but it doesn't look like anything we can't handle.”

  • SALVATOR MUNDI stakes placed in the Dixiana Bourbon G3

    SALVATOR MUNDI was selected by Ken for Magdalena Racing and purchased for $47,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale,  After  breaking his maiden going a mile at Kentucky Downs, he had already earned $79,240. Now stepping ip into graded stakes company in the Dixiana Bourbon S G3, he closed to hit the board in third and gain not only black-type but up his earnings over $100,000. The 2-year-old Artie Schiller colt was bred by Conquest Stables, LLC

  • SIGNALMAN 2nd in the Breeders' Futurity G1 at Keeneland

     Runner-up SIGNALMAN ( General Quarters) will train for a trip to the Breeders" Cup Juvenile beneath the Twin Spires.

    "We came into this really confident," McPeek said. "He had a lot of trouble at the head of the lane. (Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.) explained it to us and said he got stopped. He said he might have been able to win if that hadn't happened. This horse wants a longer stretch and he has punched his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile." The colt is  owned by Tommie M. Lewis & Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). Watch for him on  Breeders' Cup day.

  • ESKIMO KISSES works in preparation for the SPINSTER S G1

    Gainesway Stable, Harold Lerner, Andrew Rosen, Nehoc Stables and Magdalena Racing’s Alabama (G1) winner ESKIMO KISSES worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 in preparation for the Juddmonte Spinster (G1) to highlight a busy morning with 169 horses on the work tab. Trained by Kenny McPeek, Eskimo Kisses produced fractions of :12.80, :24.20, :35.80, :48.60 and galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:14.20.

  • SALVATOR MUNDI graduates at KY DOWNS

    SALVATOR MUNDI was selected by Ken for Magdalena Racing and purchased for $47,000 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale,  Breaking his maiden today going a mile at Kentucky Downs, he has already earned $79,240. The 2-year-old Artie Schiller colt was bred by Conquest Stables, LLC.

  • 2 yo SIGNALMAN graduates at Saratoga

    On the same Woodward Stakes card at Saratoga, SIGNALMAN (General Quarters) sustained a long hard fought drive to win a MSW in his second start. He is owned by  Tommie Lewis, Tommie M. and Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek). He was bred by Monticule. Keep an eye on this own - he is a fighter.

  • 2018 SUMMER NEWS

    Eskimo Kisses, the 9-1 winner of Saturday's Alabama Stakes, was doing fine at trainer Ken McPeek's barn on Sunday and he is already looking forward to her next start.

    "She came back with no problems," McPeek said. "She needed to run her 'A' game, and she ran more than that. I'm extremely proud of what she did."

    For her next start, McPeek said the Grade I Spinster at Keeneland on Oct. 7 could be on the schedule or possibly the Grade I Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 22.


    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.