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Sunday Headlines: Rich Strike Edition

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was one to remember.

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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.

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.


Kentucky Takes Series Over No. 1 Tennessee - Vaught’s Views

Great shots by Vicky Graff.

Kentucky men’s tennis advances to Sweet 16 - Cats Pause

A big weekend overall for Kentucky sports.

Paschal ready to build relationships with Lions - Vaught’s Views

He should fit in well with their defensive front.

Jordan Poole denies intentionally injuring Ja Morant’s knee - ESPN

This series becomes more gritty each game.

Dmitry Bivol upsets Canelo Alvarez - USA Today

A weekend full of upsets, too.

Celtics irate over ‘bad missed call’ late in loss to Bucks - ESPN

Do NBA refs have too much control over the game?

Michael Chandler puts Tony Ferguson to sleep with scary KO - Yahoo!

This kick was nuts.

Rich Strike wins 148th Kentucky Derby - ESPN

Incase you were under a rock on Saturday.