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Rich Strike is the winner of the 2022 Kentucky Derby! After being in the 21st position, he bested the field from 80-1 odds for one of the biggest upsets in Derby history.

The No. 21 horse wasn’t expected to run the race. He was the first alternate after Ethereal Road was scratched Friday morning.

Trainer Eric Reed won his first Kentucky Derby win as well as jockey Sonny Leon’s first time winning the Derby.