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May 8, 2022, 2:37 PM

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Rich Strike with Sonny Leon up (R) crosses the finish line to win ahead of Epicenter (C) and Zandon (L) during the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Long shot Rich Strike came from behind to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby after a wild sprint down the stretch to the finish line.

The 2022 Kentucky Derby took place at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, May 7.

Rich Strike, who had 80-1 odds of winning the coveted race, flew from the back of the team of racehorses to the front of the group at the end of the race.

The impressive dart by Rich Strike was captured by an overhead camera.

Rich Strike wins 2022 Kentucky Derby

Rich Strike came charging up the rail to overtake the leaders in the closing strides for a stunning 80-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby.

Jockey Sonny Leon guided Rich Strike from well back in the 20-horse field to run by 4-1 favorite Epicenter and Zandon on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Rich Strike wasn’t even in the Derby field until Friday when Ethereal Road was scratched, making room for the colt trained by Eric Reed.

Both Leon and Reed were in their first Derby.

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