The 148th Kentucky Derby was won by Rich Strike. He was the second-biggest longshot in Derby history behind Donerail. The horse is now headed to the Preakness Stakes on May 21. If you bet on Rich Strike, you’ll have the chance to win $1.86 million, which is almost triple the amount you bet on Donerail.
Rich Strike won the 148th Kentucky Derby
Among all the horses who raced in the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike is the one who caught the attention of horse racing fans the most. This horse is a 2019-born colt trained by Eric Reed. The trainer had full faith in this colt, and he was rewarded for his efforts with the win. His actions in the post-race have gone viral.
He was the second-biggest longshot in Derby history behind Donerail
Rich Strike won the 148th Kentucky Derby on Sunday, just four days after Donerail won it in 1982. The horse was not even in the field until Friday when Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas scratched Ethereal Road, which made room for Rich Strike. Reed trained Rich Strike and this was his first Derby since losing nearly two dozen horses to a barn fire in Lexington five years ago.
He earned a winner’s share of $1.86 million
Betting on Rich Strike will give you a chance to win a winner’s share of $1.86 million, and it is not a bad way to start the day. The horse is owned by RED TR-Racing LLC and has won over half of its stakes races. The winning owner, Rick Dawson, is set to take home a share of the $3 million purse, according to USA TODAY.
He will now head to the Preakness Stakes on May 21
Rich Strike has now confirmed he will head to the Preakness Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby last week. He will now head to the Preakness Stakings on May 21 and attempt to claim the Triple Crown. The owner of Rich Strike, Eric Reed, did not confirm if the horse will run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11. However, the owner of Rich Strike has acknowledged that his horse is in good condition and should be able to compete.
He was bred at Calumet Farm
If you bet on Rich Strike during the Kentucky Derby, you may be wondering how much you won. Although this horse had a rough start to his career, it passed leading contenders Zandon and Epicenter late in the race to take the win. Other contenders finished fourth and fifth, including Mo Donegal. The winning superfecta paid out $32,150, and the Super High Five was worth $74,101. There were several other runners in the top 20 including Barber Road, Smile Happy, and Zozos.
He was ridden by Jose Ortiz
Despite the long odds, the Kentucky Derby was won by a longshot, Rich Strike. The horse only had one win in his career and had finished third or worse in his previous five races. But that didn’t stop him from running the race of his life and turning a profit for one bettor.
He was trained by Richard Dawson
Rich Strike is the winner of the 148th Kentucky Derby. The 91-1 longshot is the biggest winner in the race since Donerail in 1913. In the early going, Rich Strike didn’t seem to have much chance, but he turned on the jets and powered to victory.