Kentucky Derby 2022: Rich Strike pulls off an epic victory, 80-1 longshot wins 148th Derby

Rich Strike has shocked the horse racing world and won the 148th Kentucky Derby, earning the first Derby victory for trainer Eric R. Reed.

Guided by jockey Sonny Leon, Rich Strike held the longest odds in the field at 80-1 after entering the race following a late scratch by Ethereal Road. While Zandon and Epicenter battled stride for stride down the stretch, Rich Strike seemingly burst out of nowhere to take the win at the last moment.

He claimed the Run for the Roses in 2:02.61. The odds-on favorite, Epicenter (4-1), placed second.

Take a look at the epic finish for yourself:

Race Results

  1. Rich Strike ($163.60, $74.20, $29.40)
  2. Epicenter (N/A, $7.40, $5.20)
  3. Zandon (N/A, N/A, $5.60)

(Based on $2 bet)

$2.00 Exacta: $4,101.20

$1.00 Trifecta: $14,870.70

$1.00 Superfecta: $321,500.10

Purse Payouts

  1. Rich Strike, $1.86 million
  2. Epicenter, $600,000
  3. Zandon, $300,000
  4.  Simplification, $150,000
  5. Mo Donegal, $90,000

 

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Kentucky Derby 2022: Rich Strike pulls off an epic victory, 80-1 longshot wins 148th Derby