Who won the Kentucky Derby in 2022? Full results, finish order & highlights from the race

Rich Strike was not even supposed to be in the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Ethereal Road was set to start from the No. 20 post position and round out the 20-horse field.

But Ethereal Road was pulled out of the race Friday morning, moving Rich Strike in.

Despite the late notice, the extreme far-outside post and astounding 80-1 odds to win, Rich Strike, ridden by jockey Sonny Leon, pulled off the upset, powering ahead of favorites Epicenter and Zandon in deep stretch to win the 148th edition of the Run for the Roses.

“I don’t know how [to put this in words], I fell down the paddock when he hit the wire, I about passed out. I’m so happy,” trainer Eric Reed told NBC Sports after the race. “This is something that’s the reason everybody does this, because we’re not supposed to be here. But I knew this horse loved the track (at Churchill Downs) and he’s been training so good all year.”

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Reed had never had a horse in the Kentucky Derby prior to this race. According to Blood Horse, he claimed Rich Strike for $30,000 after the horse won a race at Churchill Downs in September.

According to the Pekin Daily Times, Rich Strike had the second-longest odds of any horse to win the Kentucky Derby, behind only Donerail in 1913 at 91-1.

The Sporting News tracked live updates during the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Follow for full results below.

Kentucky Derby live updates, highlights, results

(All times Eastern)

7:08 p.m.: The unofficial top four: Rich Strike, Epicenter, Zandon and Simplification. Rich Strike was at 80-1 odds to win the Kentucky Derby.

7:04 p.m.: Rich Strike is the unofficial winner of the race, stunning Epicenter and Zandon, who were battling for the lead near the end.

7:03 p.m.: Crown Pride takes the lead at the 3/4 mile mark.

7:02 p.m.: Summer is Tomorrow is leading through the first half of the race.

7:02 p.m.: They’re off.

7:00 p.m.: The horses are being loaded at the gates.

6:48 p.m.: Getting closer to the start of the race. Riders are out on their horses now.

6:30 p.m.: Mattress Mack is back on the sports betting scene. He’s putting his money on Epicenter.

2022 Kentucky Derby post time

NBC will begin coverage of the 2022 Kentucky Derby at 2:30 p.m. ET, though the race has a post time of 6:57 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Viewers can stream the race with Peacock, NBCSports.com or with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.