80-1 Underdog Rich Strike Strikes It Rich at the Kentucky Derby

It is likely that some bettors in Las Vegas were celebrating their longshot victory yesterday.

At the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike won the first leg of the Triple Crown as an 80 to 1 longshot.

If a person wagered on Rich Strike, they would have received a payback of 80 times each dollar they placed on the horse. For example, a $1 bet would have resulted in a net of $80.

The next leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, is on May 21st.