80-1 Long Shot Rich Strike Shocks the Field and Wins Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby featured one of the most shocking upsets in the race’s history. On Friday Night Rich Strike wasn’t in the field, but on Saturday the 80-1 longshot was crowned champion.

Rich Strike was well back in the field, but near the final straightaway made an incredible push to the front. The last time a horse with longer odds won the Derby dates back to 1913 when the winner was a 90-1 long shot.

Prior to Saturday’s win, Rich Strike had career earnings of just over $210,000. At the Derby, he won $1.8 million.