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Rich Strike, an 80 to 1 odds longshot, wins 2022 Kentucky Derby - The Athletic

Rich Strike won the 148th Running of the Kentucky Derby, overcoming 80-1 odds to pull off one of the shocking upsets in race history.

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Rich Strike won the 148th Running of the Kentucky Derby, overcoming 80-1 odds to pull off one of the shocking upsets in race history.

Rich Strike drew into the race just one day ago after Ethereal Road was scratched. With jockey Sonny Leon and trainer Eric Reed, Rich Strike was the largest longshot in the field.

Epicenter, who went off as a 4-1 favorite, finished second, and Zandon came in third.

This year's event welcomed back a full-capacity crowd for the first time since 2019. The Derby is looking to turn the page after two of the last three races were tarnished by disqualified winners.

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