LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Rich Strike stormed onto the rails to overtake the leaders in the final passes for a stunning 80-1 breakdown in the Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Sonny Leon led Rich Strike from far back into the 20-horse field to run through 4-1 favorites Epicenter and Zandon at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
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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