Kentucky Derby: 80-1 outsider Rich Strike pulls off historic upset | BBC News


An 80-1 outsider has won the Kentucky Derby, in one of the biggest upsets in the history of America’s most celebrated horse race.

Rich Strike – ridden by Sonny Leon – stormed to victory at Churchill Downs in Louisville despite having the longest odds among all 20 horses.

The horse was only brought in on Friday after another had to drop out.

It is the second-longest shot to win the Run for the Roses after Donerail won at 91-1 odds in 1913.

Rich Strike pulled ahead down the stretch to beat favorite Epicenter, who was second, and Zandon, who was third.

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