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Long shot Rich Strike won the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby on a cool and cloudy Saturday at Churchill Downs. 

The victory is one of the most stunning in the history of the Kentucky Derby as little was expected of a horse that went off at 80-1 odds. According to NBC, Rich Strike is the second-biggest long shot to ever win the Kentucky Derby. 

Only Donerail in 1913 won the Kentucky Derby with longer odds at 91-1.

Crossing the wire behind Rich Strike was Epicenter, who was the favorite by post time, followed by Zandon, Simplification and Mo Donegal.

Jockey Sonny Leon guided Rich Strike from well back in the 20-horse field to run by favorite Epicenter and Zandon. Rich Strike charged down the stretch to pass the leaders and run the 1¼ mile in 2:02.61.

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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