80-1 Shot Rich Strike Races To Huge Upset In Kentucky Derby

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Rich Strike (21), with Sonny Leon aboard, beats Epicenter (3), with Joel Rosario aboard, astatine  the decorativeness  enactment     to triumph   the 148th moving  of the Kentucky Derby equine  contention    astatine  Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, successful  Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Rich Strike (21), with Sonny Leon aboard, beats Epicenter (3), with Joel Rosario aboard, astatine the decorativeness enactment to triumph the 148th moving of the Kentucky Derby equine contention astatine Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, successful Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

via Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rich Strike came charging up the obstruction to overtake the leaders successful the closing strides for a stunning 80-1 upset successful the Kentucky Derby.

Jockey Sonny Leon guided Rich Strike from good backmost successful the 20-horse tract to tally by 4-1 favourite Epicenter and Zandon connected Saturday astatine Churchill Downs.

Rich Strike wasn’t adjacent successful the Derby tract until Friday erstwhile Ethereal Road was scratched, making country for the colt trained by Eric Reed. Both Leon and Reed were successful their archetypal Derby.

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