Kentucky Derby Winner ‘Rich Strike’ at 80-1 Becomes Second Longest Longshot in History – President Trump Cheered at the Race

Kentucky Derby Winner ‘Rich Strike’ at 80-1 Becomes Second Longest Longshot in History – President Trump Cheered at the Race


The second-longest shot in history, Rich Strike, won the Kentucky Derby in front of President Trump on Saturday.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported on the race with the longshot horse and longshot jockey.

Sonny Leon is the shot in the dark heard ‘round the world. He is a dream turned into destiny, a tale of happy happenstance and pinch-me improbability.

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The Venezuelan jockey won his first graded stakes Saturday afternoon, and it just happened to be the Kentucky Derby. It only happened because a late scratch opened the last spot in the field for the also-eligible Rich Strike. And if the oldest continuous sports event in America should last another 148 years, it seems unlikely such a scenario will be repeated.

Fresh from three straight second-place

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