2014 Preakness Stakes

Preakness 2014 Payout: Finishing Times, Prize Money Earnings for Field

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 17:  California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, races to the finish line enroute to winning the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIMay 18, 2014

California Chrome did it again. Art Sherman's dynamic colt won the 139th Preakness Stakes on Saturday and became the second horse in the last three years to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

Ride on Curlin and Social Inclusion put up a valiant fight, but in the end, California Chrome had too much speed and stamina to be denied.

Here's a look at the final results, per the NBC broadcast:

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

California Chrome was not bred like most horses that have accomplished what he has, but his success is paying dividends for his owners. Take a look at this tweet from ESPN's Darren Rovell:

That's not a bad return on investment. Because the horse was the favorite, and Ride on Curlin and Social Inclusion weren't exactly long shots either, the payouts for bettors weren't overwhelming.

Here's what the win, place and show paid, per the NBC broadcast:

Preakness Prize Money
HorseWinPlaceShow
California Chrome$3.00$3.00$2.40
Ride On Curlin $5.60$3.80
Social Inclusion  $3.40

 

Looking Ahead to the Belmont Stakes

Horse racing has already benefited greatly from California Chrome's run. Whether the horse wins the Belmont Stakes on June 7 or not, the Triple Crown threat will bring out all of the horse racing purists as well as the casual fans.

The folks running the Belmont Stakes Twitter account know how big California Chrome's presence will be at their race. They have already begun the hype:

Sherman isn't shunning any of the focus on his horse capturing history. Immediately after the Preakness Stakes, he began talking up California Chrome's potential history-making run at the Belmont:

In 2012, I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby and The Preakness Stakes, but an injury kept him from going for the Triple Crown.

No one wants anything to prevent California Chrome from giving it a go next month. But staying healthy is just one of the potential impediments to winning the Triple Crown.

Hopefully, the horse will take the time off well and be ready to perform his best at the Belmont.

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