How Much Do The Kentucky Derby Winners Get?
- Michael Paul
What was the total amount of money that Rich Strike won at the Kentucky Derby in 2022? As the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike was awarded $1,860,000.00 of the total prize pool of $3,000,000.00. Rich Strike had only earned a total of $111,289 in his career prior to winning the first leg of the Triple Crown.
Not bad for a horse who just qualified for the Derby the day before when Ethereal Road was forced to withdraw, and who was claimed by owner Rick Dawson of RED TR-Racing following a $30,000 maiden-claiming event at Churchill Downs. Rich Strike: At the 2022 Kentucky Derby, owner Rick Dawson was successful with his wagers on Eric Reed and Rich Strike.
“On what planet are we now?” Dawson spoke on his performance after the race on Saturday. “I feel like I have been catapulted someplace. I’m not sure. This defies all logic and reason. I went up on stage and spoke to my coach, and I asked him, “Are you sure this isn’t a dream?” Because there is no way that could be true.’ He gave me his word that everything is genuine.
How much money do Kentucky Derby winners get?
Kentucky Derby 2022 (FULL RACE) | NBC Sports
At Churchill Downs on Saturday, the Kentucky Derby will get underway at 6:57 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), with 20 horses competing for the first leg of the 2022 Triple Crown. A breakdown of the prize money for the Kentucky Derby in 2022