2014 Preakness Stakes

Preakness 2014 Times: Winner, Order of Finish and Prize Money Payouts

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17:  California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finishline to win during the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Kenny DeJohnAnalyst IIIMay 17, 2014

With a late burst mirroring the one at the Kentucky Derby, jockey Victor Espinoza was able to guide California Chrome to victory at the 2014 Preakness Stakes with a lightning-fast time of 1:54.84.

Chrome is now that much closer to making history and becoming the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. June 7's Belmont Stakes will determine whether or not history is made, but for now, let's focus on the thrilling Preakness.

Chrome was the clear winner in front of Ride On Curlin, though the son of 2007 Preakness winner Curlin was hot on Chrome's tail for much of the last furlong. Social Inclusion was with the leaders on the final turn, but the sprints of Chrome and Ride On Curlin were ultimately too fast to keep up with.

Below is a full table of the results:

2014 Preakness Stakes Results
Pos.PostHorseJockeyTrainerLengths
13California ChromeVictor EspinozaArt Sherman-
210Ride On CurlinJoel RosarioWilliam Gowan1 1/2
38Social InclusionLuis ContrerasManny Azpurua8
42General a RodJavier CastellanoMike Maker8
54Ring WeekendAlan GarciaH. Graham Motion12 1/4
69Pablo Del MonteJeffrey SanchezWesley A. Ward14
71Dynamic ImpactMiguel MenaMark E. Casse15 3/4
87Kid CruzJulian PimentelLinda Rice15 3/4
95BayernRosie NapravnikBob Baffert20 3/4
106Ria AntoniaCalvin BorelTom Amoss30 3/4
NBC Broadcast

Naturally, only the top horses earned payouts:

2014 Preakness Stakes Payout
Post PositionHorseWinPlaceShow
3California Chrome$3.00$3.00$2.40
10Ride On Curlin-$5.60$3.80
8Social Inclusion--$3.40
NBC Broadcast

*$2 Exacta (3-10) paid $18.20; $1 Trifecta (3-8-2) paid $38.00; $1 Superfecta (3-10-8-2) paid $173.80.

With wins at both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Chrome is now in position to take home the Triple Crown. Josh Elliott of NBC Sports tweeted right after the race that the horse is now in exclusive company:

Espinoza led Chrome brilliantly in the race. He got out of the gates quickly from the No. 3 position but then stuck to the same strategy he did in the Preakness. By sitting behind the leaders and allowing Chrome to stretch his legs, Espinoza was able to judge just how much speed the horse would need to overtake Pablo Del Monte—the horse that led for much of the race.

The final stretch saw Chrome run a blistering pace, and that's something that the colt has proved he can do in these past two races. Trainer Art Sherman is hoping Chrome can do the same in the Belmont Stakes, via Daily Racing Form's official Twitter account:

With the brilliant win on Saturday, Chrome is now ready to make history. Will he and Espinoza be able to implement the same strategy at the Belmont Stakes and become immortalized in horse racing history?

We'll have to wait until June 7 to find out.

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