Rich Strike, a horse that did not officially get into the Kentucky Derby until Friday morning, chased down the two favorites down the stretch on Saturday and became the second-longest shot to ever win the race.
The 80-1 shot paid $163.60 to win, $74.20 to place, and $29.40 to show. Only Donerail, a 91-1 shot who won in 1913, paid a higher price in the Run for the Roses. Epicenter, who went off as the 4-1 favorite, finished second, with morning-line favorite Zandon third.
A $30,000 claimer who hadn’t won in his last five races. Rich Strike gave trainer Eric Reed just his second graded stakes win ever.
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