Preakness Payouts Boosted by Longshots

Two weeks after the stunning developments in the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, the Preakness Stakes offered a similar result when the horses crossed the wire – only this time there was not a disqualification.

Handicappers who mixed one of the top three choices in the main event with a longshot were rewarded.

The victorious War of Will paid a neat $14.20 to win as the 6-1 third choice, but the grand payoff came from the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. The key ingredient involved Everfast, who went off at 29-1 and grabbed second by a nose over 7-1 shot Owendale.

Those odds on Everfast were even more surprising than his runner-up finish as that 29-1 price seemed rather low for a horse coming off a fifth-place finish at 66-1 odds in the Pat Day…