Kentucky Derby 2022: 10 Greatest Outsiders to Win the Long Distance Rose Race

Rich Strike made a big concussion during the Kentucky derby in 2022 by winning with an odds of 80-1. The three-year-old thoroughbred, along with Venezuelan jockey Sonny Leon, became the second biggest player to win in the competition’s 148-year history. There has been no major upset in more than 100 years.

Here is the full list of the 10 Kentucky Derby winners with the longest odds.

1. Donerail (1913), 91-1

Donerail – owned and bred by Thomas P. Hayes – won the 39th Run for the Roses by half the length after moving from fifth place at the top of the section. That upset paid $ 184.90 for a $ 2 bet. Jockey Roscoe Goose, a native of Louisville, had a successful career and became one of the first class to be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 1963.

2. Rich Strike (2022), 80-1

Rick Strike won this year’s 3/4 length race ahead of two favorites, Epicenter and Zandon. Rich Strike wasn’t even supposed to compete, but the venue was open after Ethereal Road scratched the day before. Here’s the whole CBS Sports story about Rich Strike winning.

3. Farmhouse (2019), 65-1

Maximum Security finished the race ahead by 1 3/4 length, but was eventually disqualified after Country House jockey Flavien Prat objected. He claimed that the victorious horse got out of his trail in the last turn and made contact with another horse named War of Will, who then made contact with his horse. It was the first time the horse had been disqualified for an offense during the race.

4. Mine That Bird (2009), 50-1

Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel beat Pioneerof the Nile by 6 3/4 length after a reunion from behind. Although he was a shooter, the horse had a victory in blood because his father was Birdstone, a 2004 Kentucky Derby winner. The payout was $ 103.20 for a $ 2 bet. Mine That Bird was inducted into the 2015 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

5. Giacomo (2005), 50-1

If you could use a time machine to bet on any race, this would be the one. The final debate almost made it to the list as a 70-1 shot in 2005, finishing just half the length behind Giacomo and jockey Mike Smith. A $ 2 bet on Giacomo turned into $ 102.60. But what is even more impressive, due to the fact that the two best horses were both long-range, the $ 2 exact bet paid $ 9,814.80 and the $ 1 superfect bet had a payout of $ 864,253.50.

6. Gallahadion (1940), 35-1

Gallahadion finished 1 1/2 in length ahead of heavyweight favorite Bimelech, which was a real success as Bimelech won both Preakness and Belmont. Gallahadion and jockey Carroll Bierman headed for the track and after the last turn rushed past the two horses in front.

7. Apollo (1882), 32-1

Apollo did not follow the usual path that other Kentucky Derby winners have. He did not race as a two-year-old, but he succeeded in 1882 with a mad victory over Runnymede. He and jockey Babe Hurd were on the back in the field of 14, but then pushed to take sixth place after one mile.

8. Charismatic (1999), 31-1

This race ended excitingly as charismatic and jockey Chris Antley pushed late at home to take the win over Menifee. The charismatic almost earned Triple Crown also winning Preakness. However, he finished third in Belmont and unfortunately suffered a break at the end of his career.

9. Proud Clarion (1967), 30-1

Proud Clarion has lost in all three starts of his two-year long career, but that was not a good indicator of what kind of career he will have when he gets older. He and jockey Bobby Ussery won the 93rd Kentucky Derby in length, and also recorded their third fastest time at the time with 2: 00.60.

10. Exterminator (1918), 29-1

This derby was Exterminator’s first start as a three-year-old and he managed to beat Escoba for length with jockey William J. Knapp on a muddy track. Ironically, owner Willis Sharpe Kilmer initially bought the Exterminator not to race, but to help coach two-year-old Sun Briar, the American champion.

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