2022 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 7, 2022
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 21, 2022
The Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park - June 11, 2022

LONG shot Rich Strike wins 2022 Kentucky Derby

80-1 long shot Rich Strike has won the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. The stunning victory gives jockey Sonny Leon and trainer Eric Reed their first Derby wins both in their first time here.

Derby day 2022 felt like it was back to normal since Covid. Masks were rarely seen. Churchill Downs was back to full capacity for the first time since 2019 and Donald Trump was even back for the first time since 1999.

And then… WOW… what a race! A fast pace (2 minutes 2.61 seconds) benefitted Rich Strike as he came charging up the rail late to overtake favorites Zandon and Epicenter who were battling down the stretch. This from a horse who wasn’t even in the field until Friday thanks to a scratched Ethereal Road.

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2022 Kentucky Derby Results

Finish Horse
1Rich Strike
2Epicenter
3Zandon
4Simplification
5Mo Donegal
6Barber Road
7Tawny Port
8Smile Happy
9Tiz the Bomb
10Zozos
11Classic Causeway
12Taiba
13Crown Pride
14Happy Jack
15Messier
16White Abarrio
17Charge It
18Cyberknife
19Pioneer of Media
20Summer is Tomorrow
Order of Finish for All Horses