80-1 SHOT RICH STRIKE WINS KY DERBY — INCREDIBLE STRETCH DRIVE!

By Barry Shaw

With 4-1 favorite Epicenter and Zandon dueling at the front, Rich Strike stole the show with the second-biggest upset in the Derby’s 148-year history.

The chestnut colt beat Epicenter by three-quarters of a length. Zandon finished another three-quarters of a length back in third.

“I about fell down in the paddock when he hit the wire,” winning trainer Eric Reed said. “I about passed out.”

Rich Strike paid $163.60. Only Donerail in 1913 had a higher payout, at $184.90.

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