One of the drawback to an odds-on favorite winning a big race or big game is that there isn't that much of a payout. When I'll Have Another took the 2012 Kentucky Derby, there was a pretty decent payout for a $2.00 bet. At the 2012 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, however, the big money was in picking third-place horse Atigun to show.
Even worse for you as a bettor if you picked Dullahan, as the horse favored at about the same odds as Union Rags prior to the race fell behind early and never climbed back into things.
Below are the payouts for the 2012 Belmont Stakes.
Win: 3-Union Rags: 7.50, 4.20, 3.40
Place: 9-Paynter: 5.10, 3.90
Show: 4-Atigun: 10.60
$1.00 Exacta: 15.70
$1.00 Trifecta: 248.00
$0.10 Superfecta: 95.30
$1.00 Double: 24.20
$1.00 Pick 3: 96.00
$0.50 Pick 4: 320.75
$2.00 Pick 6: 15,050.00
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