Rich Strike stuns field in second biggest Kentucky Derby upset of all time

By: Guardian sport and agenc Sunday 8 May 2022
  • Rich Strike wins Kentucky Derby in biggest upset since 1913
  • Longest shot in field was late replacement for Ethereal Road
  • Favorites Epicenter and Zandon took second and third place

With favorite Epicenter and Zandon dueling in front, Rich Strike came charging up the rail for a stunning 80-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Jockey Sonny Leon guided Rich Strike from far back in the 20-horse field to beat 4-1 favorite Epicenter by three-quarters of a length. Zandon was another three-quarters of a length back in third at Churchill Downs in front of a crowd that included former US president Donald Trump.

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