Horse Racing Needed Rich Strike


Before Saturday I almost forgot horse racing existed.....

Never been a big horse racing guy....but every year I would be at a Kentucky Derby party.....

The last several years (well before Covid) The Kentucky Derby has come and gone without much interest....

No Derby Party invites...

Now, that may have a lot to do to with my waning list of friends... but it is at least partly attributable to the lack of interest in the sport's biggest race... and the sport itself...

Rich Strike changed all that...at least for now....

You know the story....A late add-on Friday...80-1 odds...came from way back to win... never had a chance....

A guy from Kentucky reportedly put 50 bucks down on the horse with the longest odds just for kicks.....Won 4 grand...

They asked him what he would do with the money, he said pay back all I lost on all the other bets that didn't turn out so good....

148th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 07: Jockey Sonny Leon reacts after Rich Strike wins the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

An Assistant Professor at Stockton College went to the betting window on Saturday just before the race to put 10 dollars on Ethereal Road... She was told that horse was bumped the day before... and that Rich Strike was the replacement.....so she put her sawbuck on the new horse in the race and won 818 dollars... tipped the person who took her bet 100 bucks.....

The most exciting 2 minutes in sports?

Yes....it was on Saturday...

Thanks to Rich Strike...

Wondering if he can win the Triple Crown?....The bookies didn't even have odds on that....because he wasn't in The Derby until Friday and is not currently listed to run The Preakness on May 21.....

He is almost certain to run in The Preakness....and The Belmont.....

And when he does, I , and many others, will be watching.....

Maybe I can even get invited to a party or two.....

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