Kenneth G. McPeek
Kenneth McPeek may have been born in Arkansas, but he has called Lexington, Kentucky home for most of his life. Kenny graduated from Tates Creek High School in Lexington and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1984. Prior to opening his own stable in 1985, Kenny found work with 2013 Kentucky Derby winning trainer Shug McGaughey in New York. Kenny is credited for first discovering Champion and Horse of the Year Curlin. Curlin provides a good example of McPeek’s reputation for the ability to find talented horses at affordable prices. As a businessman, McPeek has operated Magdalena Farm near Lexington for several years and ventured into the mobile market with a launch of his own racing app. Notable horses under McPeek’s guidance are 2002 Belmont Stakes winner Sarava, Golden Ticket, Bridgetown, Beautician, Dream Empress, Repent, Dothraki Queen, Rosalind and Atigun. Kenny started in 1985 with a record of 20 starts and total earnings of $16,600 which has led to a current lifetime earnings of $69 million.