Wealthy Strike’s ancient upward thrust from Kentucky Derby exchange to 80-1 longshot winner handiest used to be made extra implausible via the overheard view of Saturday’s race.
NBC Sports activities supplied the beautiful pictures appearing jockey Sonny Leon using the surprising winner at Churchill Downs from the again of the pack, weaving thru no less than 15 different horses from the overall flip sooner than taking the rail down the stretch and flying via Epicenter, the 4-1 favourite, and Zandon simply sooner than the end line.
“When I used to be within the ultimate 70 yards, I stated, ‘I feel I were given this race,’” stated Leon, a Venezuela local who used to be using in his first Kentucky Derby.
Wealthy Strike, an alternative sooner than Airy Street used to be scratched Friday, paid $163.60 to win for the second-biggest disenchanted within the race’s 148-year historical past. The Preakness Stakes, the second one leg of the Triple Crown, will happen on Might 21.