Rich Strike, with Sonny Leon up, wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Silas Walker/Lexington Herald-Leader/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) This doesn’t happen.
Horses at odds of nearly 81-1 don’t win the Kentucky Derby. Jockeys who have never won any big stakes race of any kind don’t win the Kentucky Derby.
Owners with fewer than 10 career wins don’t win the Kentucky Derby.Rich Strike and his connections disagree with those sentiments.One of the biggest upsets in racing history happened Saturday in the Kentucky Derby, when Rich Strike shocked the establishment by running past everyone and winning the first leg of this year’s Triple Crown series.Those who bet $2 to win on Rich Strike got $163.60 in return.