The 2012 Preakness Stakes was perhaps even more thrilling than the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, which is certainly saying something. Derby winner I'll Have Another benefited from several betting favorites dropping out of the race over the course of the week and was looking at 3-1 odds by the time the race rolled around. Only 2-1 Bodemeister was a bigger favorite in the race.
Still, it took I'll Have Another one more frantic sprint in the home stretch to overtake and pass Bodemeister at the wire and secure the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
Here are the payouts from today's race for win, place and show, assuming a $2 bet.
I'll Have Another: $8.40, $3.80, $2.80
Bodemeister: $3.20, $2.80
Creative Cause: $3.60
Bettors on the $2 exacta will get $18.60, the $1 trifecta $35.40, the $1 superfecta will net those lucky gamblers a pleasant $424.30.