Preakness Payouts Boosted by Longshots

Gambling
Eclipse Sportswire

Two weeks after the stunning developments in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, the Preakness Stakes offered a similar result when the horses crossed the wire – only this time there was not a disqualification.

Handicappers who mixed one of the top three choices in the main event with a longshot were rewarded.

The victorious War of Will paid a neat $14.20 to win as the 6-1 third choice, but the grand payoff came from the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. The key ingredient involved Everfast, who went off at 29-1 and grabbed second by a nose over 7-1 shot Owendale.

Those odds on Everfast were even more surprising than his runner-up finish as that 29-1 price seemed rather low for a horse coming off a fifth-place finish at 66-1 odds in the Pat Day Mile. That thought was reinforced by the exacta which returned $947 for a $2 wager.

The trifecta with Owendale in the third spot returned a golden $9,399.60. If you played the superfecta, adding Owendale’s uncoupled stablemate Warrior’s Charge opened the door to riches by finishing fourth. With the 12-1 shot in that slot, the $2 superfecta returned a gargantuan $103,848.

As for the horizontal wagers, the Pick 3 and Pick 4 offered great value because of Lexitonian ($36) winning the Chick Lang Stakes two races before the Preakness.

With the favored Catholic Boy ($4.80) winning the Dixie Stakes prior to the Preakness, that paved the way for the Pick 3 to pay a generous $1,024.80, which dwarfed the $38.60 payout on the daily double linking Catholic Boy and War of Will.

Even after adding a second favorite to the mix in Mitchell Road ($6.20), the Pick 4 paid $4,163.60.

The lesson this time was that even with a winner that paid a modest amount of money to win, by taking advantage of the 13-horse field in the Preakness, there was a nice reward for spreading your money and including some longshots.

Now, let’s see what happens on June 8 in the Belmont Stakes.

2019 Preakness S.
May 18th, 2019

Winning Time: 1:54.34
  • Purse: $1,500,000
  • Distance: 1 3/16 Miles
  • Age: 3 yo
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Winning Time: 1:54.34
Results
Win
Place
Show
1st
1 War of Will
$14.20
$7.40
$5.40
  • Owner / Gary Barber
  • Breeder / Flaxman Holdings Limited
2nd
10 Everfast
$32.00
$14.40
3rd
5 Owendale
$6.00
  • Owner / Rupp Racing
  • Breeder / Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC
4th
3 Warrior's Charge
5th
11 Laughing Fox
6th
4 Improbable
7th
13 Win Win Win
8th
2 Bourbon War
10th
12 Anothertwistafate
11th
7 Alwaysmining
12th
6 Market King
13th
9 Bodexpress
Payoff
Pick 3
1-1/6/12-1
1-1/6/12-1
$256
Pick 4
4/6-1-1/6/12-1
4/6-1-1/6/12-1
$1,041
Pick 5
9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
$7,353
Pick 6 Jackpot
1/8-9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
1/8-9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
$8,623
Daily Double
BES-PREAK 8-1
BES-PREAK 8-1
$47
Daily Double
12-1
12-1
$19
Exacta
1-10
1-10
$474
Superfecta
1-10-5-3
1-10-5-3
$51,924
Super High Five
1-10-5-3-11
1-10-5-3-11
$0
Trifecta
1-10-5
1-10-5
$4,700
Race Replay
Play
Payoff
Pick 3
1-1/6/12-1
1-1/6/12-1
$256
Pick 4
4/6-1-1/6/12-1
4/6-1-1/6/12-1
$1,041
Pick 5
9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
$7,353
Pick 6 Jackpot
1/8-9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
1/8-9-4/6-1-1/6/12-1
$8,623
Daily Double
BES-PREAK 8-1
BES-PREAK 8-1
$47
Daily Double
12-1
12-1
$19
Exacta
1-10
1-10
$474
Superfecta
1-10-5-3
1-10-5-3
$51,924
Super High Five
1-10-5-3-11
1-10-5-3-11
$0
Trifecta
1-10-5
1-10-5
$4,700

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