Mage, a 15-to-1 shot, won the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby by a length on Saturday.
The Kentucky Derby lost its early favorite when Forte was scratched, following a earlier in the week at Churchill Downs, further blows to a sport already reeling from a series of doping suspensions and breakdowns.
“This is part of racing and it’s the cruel part,” Mike Repole, co-owner of Forte, said in an interview with FanDuel TV.
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