Crown Pride under Christophe Lemaire took the lead three-quarters of a mile into the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7.
But when the 1¼-mile race was over, Crown Pride had faded far from the front of the pack.
Trainer Koichi Shintani’s entry finished 13th in the 20-horse field at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rich Strike, an 80-1 longshot, beat Epicenter by three-quarter lengths to win the Run for the Roses. Zandon, Simplification and Mo Donegal rounded out the top five. (Watch the race replay here.)
It was the second-biggest upset in Derby history.
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Author: Ed Odeven
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