In a shocking incident, the Kentucky Derby champion Rich Strike bit the outrider and track horse after the race. This action captured the attention of the public and generated debate in the horse racing community. While some people argued that Blasi was at fault for the incident, others pointed out that Rich Strike was simply acting out. They attributed the horse’s aggression to his tough pedigree.
After the race, Rich Strike’s trainer said that the horse was pumped up after the win, which was the first leg in the triple crown. The outrider’s reaction was also in question, as Rich Strike appeared to bite him several times. The outrider said he was trying to calm Rich Strike.
Animal rights groups are urging the horse’s trainer to give Rich Strike at least two weeks off before the Preakness Stakes. PETA, a group that supports animal welfare, has said it will file a complaint against Blasi. PETA’s complaint also says the Triple Crown schedule should be extended to one month.
In 2022, Rich Strike, ridden by Greg Blasi, won the Kentucky Derby, but not before biting his outrider, Greg Blasi. Rich Strike was the lead horse in the race when he tried to bite his outrider, who had accompanied him in the race.
Rich Strike was a big upset in the 148th Kentucky Derby. He had no business being in the race, but he ended up winning. He was the second-longest odds ever to win the Kentucky Derby. The outrider and jockey who was riding Rich Strike helped settle him down after the race.
PETA has also spoken out against the outrider. The outrider, Greg Blasi, is an outrider for many years at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The outrider is responsible for steering the horses around the track. They help ensure the horses have an equal opportunity to win.
Caton Bredar is an award-winning journalist with over 25 years of experience covering the sport of horse racing. He is currently a racing on-air host for TVG. Before becoming a journalist, Caton was a pony rider for fifteen years, escorting horses to the gate prior to the races. Caton has also covered the Dubai World Cup and the Breeders’ Cup. His job also includes coordination of after-race interviews with jockeys.