By now you've probably heard the Cinderella story of Rich Strike the horse that won the 2022 148th Kentucky Derby. This past weekend we witnessed one of, if not the single biggest upsets in Derby history. Rich Strike had 80-01 odds and wasn't even supposed to run until another owner/trainer pulled their horse from the race.
It wasn't until Friday that Rich Strike was officially entered and qualified to race, now everyone knows the name. To say this was an upset is a massive understatement, this horse wasn't even supposed to run much less win the Kentucky Derby, but he did. No one could believe what they were seeing, see for yourself below.
Hit play to watch the 148th Kentucky Derby winner 'Rich Strike' in action!
This has to be one of the best Kentucky Derbys in history! A horse that no one had really ever heard of before and with little to no chance of winning took to the track and crossed the finish line first. It's amazing to see jockey and horse navigate through the pack and take the lead in the last possible second on the inside.
The owner of Rich Strike, Richard Dawson, is from Edmond, Oklahoma. He bought the horse late last year in September of 2021 for $30,000.00. It was Mr. Dawson's first time owning a racehorse and his first time at the Kentucky Derby, how cool is that? They won it in epic fashion! Rich Strike might not be the biggest or fastest, but he definitely has no quit in him and clearly demonstrated what heart can do on the track. I love this horse!
Look inside this insane Mansion that's for sale in Oklahoma
Take a tour of this incredible mansion in Mustang, OK. that's for sale. If you have $3,395,000
you could be the proud new owner of this one-of-a-kind estate. It's located at 12300 S. Highway 4 in Mustang, OK.
It's listed by Nathan Barta
of Ken Carpenter Realty
in Mustang, OK. Can you imagine actually living here? Scroll through all the pictures for a look inside and take a virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind Mustang mansion.
Oklahoma Diner's, Drive-In's, and Dive's Guy Fieri Raved About On TV
We all know Guy Fieri is the self-proclaimed Mayor of Flavortown, and as such, we generally trust his discerning palate to guide us to the best food any place has to offer. At least the places he tends to go often offer up some really good eats, and in looking at this list, having eaten at most of these places a handful of times, he's not wrong. Here are the Oklahoma original restaurants that have been featured on Triple-D.
The most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rental in Oklahoma
Check out the Silo at Lake Tenkiller
. It has to be one of the most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rentals in Oklahoma. It's a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home located at Lake Tenkiller and yes it's a silo. It can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and comes with all the best creature comforts including a fire pit out back where you can kick back, relax and take in the view. Not only is this one of the most unusual rentals available on Airbnb in Oklahoma it's also one of the highest-rated. It currently boasts a solid 5 out of 5 stars and everyone who has stayed there have been very complimentary about how wonderful it is. This place looks amazing!
John Wayne: An American Experience museum Ft. Worth, TX.
If you're a fan of the Duke you have to make the trip to Ft. Worth and visit the John Wayne: An American Experience
museum. It's located in the Ft. Worth Stockyards at 2501 Rodeo Plaza. The gallery below isn't even close to half of what you'll see there. With 10,000 square feet and several rooms, the exhibit has everything from John Wayne's early childhood to his final days. You can get up close and personal with all the costumes, wardrobe, and props that John Wayne used in his films and throughout his career. Along with all the great displays throughout the exhibit, there are quotes from the Duke, interactive video and audio sections, and most, if not all of the walls are covered in photo murals and picture collages of the Duke.