Belmont Stakes 2022: Rich Strike Horse Racing Profile

Written By Brett Gibbons on June 7, 2022 - Last Updated on June 9, 2022
Rich Strike

By now, we all know the name Rich Strike. He did the impossible and won the Kentucky Derby as the longest shot in the field. After passing on the Preakness, he won’t be competing for a Triple Crown, but he is near the top of Belmont Stakes odds at 7/2.

His notoriety will certainly draw casual bets and shorten his odds come June 11. Below, we’ll look at everything you need to know to consider betting Rich Strike in the Belmont.

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Rich Strike Belmont Stakes Profile

Record: 2-0-3 (8)

Owner: Richard Dawson – Red TR Racing LLC

Jockey: Sonny Leon

Trainer: Eric Reed

Color: Chestnut

Running Style: Closer

Last race: Won the Kentucky Derby

Sire/Dam: Keen Ice/Gold Strike

Rich Strike Past Performances

DateRaceLengthBeyer Speed FiguresFinish
5/7/22Kentucky Derby1 1/4 miles1011st
4/2/22Jeff Ruby Stakes (G3)1 1/8 miles843rd
3/5/22John Battaglia Memorial1 1/16 miles764th
1/22/22Leonatus Stakes1 mile683rd
12/26/21Gun Runner1 1/16 miles645th
10/9/21Allowance1 mile563rd
9/17/21MCL1 mile651st
8/15/21MSW1 mile2510th

The Word On Rich Strike

“He was a lot happier today because we let him step out a bit,” said trainer Eric Reed Friday. “You could see coming down the stretch he was much happier and never even got warm. That’s how you know his head is in the right place, and he loves his pony. We’ve got him a friend and that helps get him relaxed.

“He’s an 11:00 napper and is a very routine horse – he just takes care of himself,” said Reed. “Nothing seems to shake him up. The only thing I ever had shake him up was in New Orleans [Gun Runner] when things were just all out of whack [in his routine] going into that race. That’s why it horrified me to think of running him back in two weeks in the Preakness. We had to do what’s right for the horse. I think when we school him during the races a couple times next week, hopefully he’ll be as relaxed as he always is. All we have to do now is worry if he’ll get a good race and show us if he can do it.”

Quotes provided by NYRA Press Office

Belmont Stakes Odds 2022

Any bets made on the TVG app will see odds shift based on how much is wagered on each horse until the starting gates open.

PostHorseML OddsTrainerJockey
1We the People2/1Rodolphe BrissetFlavien Prat
2Skippylongstocking20/1Saffie Joseph Jr.Manny Franco
3Nest8/1Todd PletcherJose Ortiz
4Rich Strike7/2Eric ReedSonny Leon
5Creative Minister6/1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez
6Mo Donegal5/2Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.
7Golden Glider20/1Mark CasseDylan Davis
8Barber Road10/1John OrtizJoel Rosario

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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