Rich Strike got called up to join the field on Friday due to Ethereal Road scratching and it’s been a whirlwind for trainer Eric Reed! WDRB talked to him about getting that call they were going to race!
It was jockey Sonny Leon and Reed’s very first attempt at the Garland of Roses!
And talk about an underdog story…he had 80-1 odds to win the race after starting in the 20th post position, the farthest on the outside. He is just the second horse to win the Derby from that starting spot.
He paid out $163.60 to win. Only Donerail in 1913 had a higher payout of $184.90. This guy put $5o down on Rich Strike and won $4000!