Churchills Down (USA): Rich Strike hits hard in the Kentucky Derby

Proposed at 80/1, Rich Strike (Keen Ice) hit hard by signing a first Group success in the Kentucky Derby (Gr1), he who had been bought to claim last September! Forced to wait because of a wrong number, the student of Calumet Farm reviewed his rivals in the final phase to win by three quarters of a length in front of the favorite, Epicenter. Rich Strike is owned by Rick Dawson and trained by Eric Reed. He is the first Gr1 winner out of Keen Ice, a son of Curlin who stands at Calumet Farm. His dam, Gold Strike, won a Gr.3 at Woodbine at 3 years old. She also gave Llanarmon, winner at 2 of the Natalma Stakes (Gr2).

Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade 1) (3yo) (Main Track) (Dirt) – Churchill Downs (USA)
Square Horse Owner Coach Jockey Breeders
1 Rich Strike (USA)
By Keen Ice (USA) x Gold Strike (CAN) (Smart Strike)
RED TR-Racing LLC Eric R Reed Sonny Leon Calumet Farm
2 Epicenter (USA)
By Not This Time (USA) x Silent Candy (USA) (Candy Ride)
Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC Steven Asmussen Joel Rosario
3 Zandon (USA)
By Upstart (USA) x Memories Prevail (USA) (Creative Cause)
Jeff Drown Chad C Brown Flavien Prat
4 Simplify (US)
By Not This Time (USA) x Simply Confection (USA) (Candy Ride)
Antonio Sano Jose L Ortiz
5 Mo Donegal (USA)
By Uncle Mo (USA) x Callingmissbrown (USA) (Pulpit)
Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz Jr.


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