Rich Strike (21 years old), with Sonny Leon on board, crosses the finish line to win the 148th race of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Louisville, Ky.
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Rich Strike hit the rails to overtake the leaders in the final strides for a stunning 80-1 defeat in the Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Sonny Leon coached Rich Strike from great at 20 horses to playing against Epicenter and Zandon’s favorite 4-1 on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
Rich Strike wasn’t even at the Derby until Friday when Ethereal Road was scratched, making way for a pony trained by Eric Reed. Both Leon and Reed were present at their first Derby.