Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Headed To Bill Mott After Brief Vacation by Paulick Report Staff|05.25.2023|10:29am Rich Strike at Keeneland ahead of the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2022 Rich Strike, winner of the 2022 Kentucky Derby, will now be headed to the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, owner Rick Dawson told Horse Racing Nation on Wednesday. In early May, Dawson revealed that he and trainer Eric Reed would no longer be working together due to a disagreement over movie rights. Reed has trained Rich Strike since claiming the colt from his second career start for $30,000. Following his 80-1 Kentucky Derby upset, Rich Strike has yet to find the winner's circle in six subsequent starts. Rich Strike is currently getting a vacation at Blackwood Stables in Versailles, Ky., and several veterinary checkups are planned over the next 30 days before the colt is transferred to Mott's care. “Bill and I have had a number of conversations over the last couple weeks and I feel very confident Richie will be in great care and oversight,” Dawson told HRN. “I can't thank Bill enough for accepting the task of training Richie to his full potential.” Read more at Horse Racing Nation.