Another Win at the Kentucky Derby 2023 for FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips

Congratulations to MAGE, trainer Gustavo Delgado, jockey Javier Castellano, and all connections for winning the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby. In an exciting come-from-behind win for the “little horse with a big heart,” as described by Castellano, MAGE delivered Venezuelans Delgado and Castellano both their first Kentucky Derby wins. An even more impressive win considering this was MAGE’s fourth career race.

Race-watchers may have noticed MAGE wearing a FLAIR Strip with a Magnawave logo – a custom Strip design – as he won The Run for the Roses this year. MAGE is the 5th horse in the past 11 years that has crossed the Kentucky Derby finish line first while wearing a FLAIR Strip. Included are: I’LL HAVE ANOTHER (2012), CALIFORNIA CHROME (2014), NYQUIST (2013), and MAXIMUM SECURITY (2019).

First introduced into horse racing at the 1999 Breeders’ Cup, a FLAIR Strip gently supports the nasal passages of the horse to reduce soft tissue collapse and make breathing easier. “Our goal is to improve horse health and optimize performance,” shared Achieve Equine CEO Dr. Jim Chiapetta. “We are pleased to see the increasing number of owners and trainers choosing to incorporate FLAIR Strips into their training and racing programs.”

About FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips: Developed by veterinarians, FLAIR Strips are drug-free, self-adhesive nasal strips that support horses’ nasal passages and promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at every level of competition. Eight clinical studies have been conducted on FLAIR Strips at leading equine research centers. The Strips are clinically proven to make breathing easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, quicken recovery, and reduce lung bleeding. Visit to learn more and shop today

 About Achieve Equine, LLC: Achieve Equine is a worldwide distributor of innovative, evidence-based products. We partner with carefully selected equine brands to deliver safe, functional and validated technologies that improve the health and safety of horse and rider. Achieve Equine is the maker of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips and the exclusive North American distributor of VIP Equestrian Half Pads and Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads. For more information, please visit

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