The top video shows how Rich Strike’s Kentucky Derby victory really looked


Historic Rise of Rich Strike Kentucky Derby alternative winner long shot 80-1 Only made more amazing by the sight he heard of Saturday’s race.

NBC Sports has provided the stunning footage that shows jockey Sonny Leone riding the stunning winner at Churchill Downs from the back of the pack, weaving no less than 15 more horses off the final turn before descending the rail on the stretch and flying by Epicenter, 4 1 favorite, and Zandon before the finish line.

Rich Strike won the 2022 Kentucky Derby with a long shot 80-1.
Rich Strike won the 2022 Kentucky Derby with a long shot 80-1.
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Jockey Sonny Leone throws flowers in celebration after Rich Strike's win in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
Jockey Sonny Leone throws flowers in celebration after Rich Strike’s win in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
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“When I was at the last 70 yards, I said, ‘I think I got that race,'” said Leon, a Venezuelan who was riding in his first Kentucky Derby.

Rich Strike, the substitute before scratching the ethereal road on Friday, paid $163.60 to win the second biggest upset in the 148-year history of the race. The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, will take place on May 21.

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