Rich strike became the unexpected winner of 2022 Kentucky Derby. The triumph of the horse was historical in nature and became the second largest upset in the 148-year history of the race.
Rich Strike entered the Kentucky derby just on Friday, after being knocked out of Ethereal Road, entering the race with a 80-1 chance of winning. The only Kentucky Derby competitor that outperformed the tougher odds was Donerail, who entered the long throw with a 91-1 odds back in 1913.
Rick Strike’s victory was the first in a Kentucky derby for jockey Sonny Leon and coach Eric Reed. Epicenter finished second and Zandon finished third. Other competitors this year included Simplification (# 4), Mo Donegal (# 5), Barber Road (# 6), Tawny Port (# 7), Smile Happy (# 8), Tiz the Bomb (# 9), Zozos (# 10), Classic Causeway (№ 11), Taiba (№ 12), Crown Pride (№ 13), Happy Jack (№ 14), Messier (№ 15), White Abarrio (№ 16), Charge It (№ 17) ), Cyberknife (№ 18), Pioneer of Medina (№ 19) and Summer Is Tomorrow (№ 20).