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A long shot; Rich Strike wins the 148th Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs hosts the 148th Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby alternate Rich Strike works out at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in...
Kentucky Derby alternate Rich Strike works out at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7.((AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Published: May. 7, 2022 at 6:45 PM EDT|Updated: May. 7, 2022 at 7:07 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Rich Strike has won the 148th Kentucky Derby. The race went underway at 6:57 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

Epicenter placed and Zandon finished in third.

The Derby returned to normal after two years of COVID-19 pandemic adjustments.

The winning horse had an 80-1 odds to win, the second longest shot ever to win the Kentucky Derby.

The owners of Rich Strike didn’t learn he was eligible to race until 30 minutes before Friday’s deadline.

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