Long-shot Rich Strike stunned the crowd and won the 148th Kentucky Derby. He was at 80 to 1 odds. To think at 9am that day, Rich Strike wasn’t even in the race. It’s like that old adage if you’re not in it, you can’t win it.
If you have not yet watched the race, you must. You have to watch it with the volume fully up so that the incredulous voices of the commentators sends you chills down your spine. In hearing the race, as it is being called, makes you wish you could have a commentator call your life moves every once in a while. You would walk around, for sure, feeling like a champion. One of the funniest bits I heard about this race was that Rich Strike was like an old-school New York City cabbie who weaves in and out of 5pm Manhattan traffic to get you to your place on time, especially after you hailed them with the two fingers signal.
Anyway, you need a feel good moment to rally around, watch this horse just race like he had nothing to lose. He left nothing on the field and you can’t help but feel like you can do the same.
And, no one saw this coming! I feel inspired.