The annual Kentucky Derby is one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Icons from all over the globe travel to Louisville for the two-minute race. This year’s Derby was cloudy — as usual — but didn’t hold back on fireworks at the end.
This is an amazing ride from the back pic.twitter.com/WNi5W9zDn9— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) May 7, 2022
Rich Strike, a horse that was not even expected to race in Saturday’s Derby, won the 148th Kentucky Derby despite 80-1 closing odds. Rich Strike ran down Epicenter, the Derby’s favorite at 4-1 odds, for a triumphant finish.
Following the win, owner Rick Dawson said Rich Strike had made the deadline by 30 seconds. Rich Strike was only in the race due to a scratch by Ethereal Road. No one had ever heard of the jockey, Sonny Leon, but his name will now be remembered in Kentucky Derby history forever. Rich Strike was purchased in Versailles for $30,000 and won the $1.8 million purse — proving to be one of the best horse racing investments of all-time.
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Such an incredible moment.
Great shots by Vicky Graff.
A big weekend overall for Kentucky sports.
He should fit in well with their defensive front.
This series becomes more gritty each game.
A weekend full of upsets, too.
Do NBA refs have too much control over the game?
This kick was nuts.
Incase you were under a rock on Saturday.