The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby arrived on Saturday, May 7, and it featured one of the biggest upsets in the event’s lengthy history.
Towards the end of the race, Epicenter was in the lead with Zandon pulling ever so closer to the lead. Then, Rich Strike appeared from out of nowhere to take first and win the Kentucky Derby.
Take a look at the finish to “The Race for the Roses.”
Watch Rich Strike win the Kentucky Derby
What a race. This is why you love this sport.
Also I bet a decent amount of people hit a trifecta just boxing three favorites plus the longest odds horse
— William Joy (@WilliamJoy) May 7, 2022
If you thought you were stunned by what transpired from where ever you watched the race, neither could these Twitter users.
Twitter users couldn’t believe Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby
Rich Strike finding out he was 80-1. pic.twitter.com/DI9c9Wa6yv
— Volunterror (@Volunterror) May 7, 2022
— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) May 7, 2022
Keep the camera on Rich Strike please.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 7, 2022
Rich Strike holds the distinction of winning the Kentucky Derby with the second-longest odds ever. The only horse to win the race with larger odds was Donerail, who had 91-1 odds back in 1913.
Finishing in second was Epicenter, followed by Zandon finishing in third place. The complete finishing order can be viewed here.