D. Wayne Lukas and Co. can now afford all the grass and oats that Oxbow desires.
With a clinical, wire-to-wire run at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday afternoon, Oxbow became the winner of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes and earned his camp a cool $620,000 of the $1 million purse.
Not only that, but anyone who took a chance on the talented horse and his 50-year-old jockey, Gary Stevens, walked away with some impressive earnings themselves—the thoroughbred entered Saturday with 15-1 odds.
Here's a look at the final results (courtesy of NBC telecast):
Preakness 2013 Earnings
|1||6||Oxbow||Gary Stevens||Bluegrass Hall LLC||$620,000|
|2||9||Itsmyluckyday||John Velazquez||Laurie Plesa - Trilogy Stables||$200,000|
|3||5||Mylute||Rosie Nepravnik||Gold Mark Farm, LLC - Whisper Hill Farm||$100,000|
|4||1||Orb||Joel Rosario||Stuart S. Janney III - Phipps Stable||$50,000|
|5||2||Goldencents||Kevin Krigger||Dave Kenney - W.C. Racing ||$30,000|
|6||4||Departing||Brian Hernandez Jr.||Adele B. Dilschneider - Claiborne Farm||$0|
|7||7||Will Take Charge||Mike Smith||Willis D. Horton||$0|
|8||8||Govenor Charlie||Martin Garcia||Michael E. Pegram||$0|
|9||3||Titletown Five||Julien Leparoux||William Davis, Paul Hornung, Ed Martin||$0|
Preakness 2013 Payouts
Where will Orb finish at the Belmont Stakes?
Fourth: Orb ($50,000)
Well, the race for the Triple Crown will last another year.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb entered Pimlico as the odds-on favorite in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, but when it looked like he was going to make another push toward the front of the pack, he got caught inside and wasn't able to make his move.
Nevertheless, a fourth-place finish and $50,000 isn't such a bad consolation prize for jockey Joel Rosario, who entered the race first in 2013 earnings for jockeys.
If Orb races at Belmont, he will still be a favorite.
Third: Mylute ($100,000)
Rosie Nepravnik didn't quite achieve the history she was hoping to make with a victory, though a third-place finish is nothing to be disappointed about.
She entered as the fifth-most successful jockey of the year, and this finish should only further entrench her as one of the world's most talented riders.
Nepravnik and Mylute were closing quickly in the final stretch, and at the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes, they should be an extremely popular pick.