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The Champion - Running the Rails

The race, 148th running at Churchill Downs


The odds, 80/1 chance for Rich Strike to win


Your gain, if you had gambled 2 bucks on Strike you would have won $163.60


The entry, a three year old stallion colt


The miracle, Rich Strike received a last minute chance to enter the Derby when Ethereal Road was scratched


The cost, most expensive horses in this year’s Derby race:


  1. KING FURY ($950,000)

  2. DYNAMIC ONE ($725,000) ...

  3. ROCK YOUR WORLD ($650,000) ...

  4. MIDNIGHT BOURBON ($525,000) …


Rich Strike cost the owner ($30,000)


The comeback, Strike was in 18th place among 20 horses at the halfway marker


The plan, the closer to the rail, the shorter the distance to run


The purse, Rich Strike won 2.86 million dollars


The MOTTO, never, ever, ever, give up, give in, give out or give way…NEVER!


The timing, a nation desperately needing a win….of some kind.




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