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Where does Rich Strike rank?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rich Strike’s 80-to-1 upset in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby is arguably one of the biggest upsets horse racing has seen in a long time. And the odds only tell part of the story.

Rich Strike appears to be the first Derby winner ever bought through a claim, which is essentially a type of race where each horse is for sale at a fixed price and can be ‘claimed’ by the new owner before time. of publication. In this case, Rich Strike was claimed for $30,000 ahead of his second career debut last fall. Charismatic, the 1999 Derby winner, ran for a claim tag early in his career but went unclaimed.

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