Instant Replay: Rich Strikes Wins Kentucky Derby With Sprint To Finish
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.
The overhead view makes Rich Strike's comeback for the upset @KentuckyDerby win look even more incredible. 😮 #KyDerby | @ChurchillDowns pic.twitter.com/iDfkGVZS0O
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 8, 2022
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.
WHERE DID HE COME FROM!?
Rich Strike (80-1) comes down the stretch to score one of the biggest upset wins in @KentuckyDerby history. #KyDerby pic.twitter.com/NPsYvPauVc
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 7, 2022
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.