What were those 2012 Preakness Payouts?
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
2013 Preakness Payouts
Because so many of you were searching for Derby payouts, we want to make it easy for you answer your questions about the 2012 Preakness payouts. You should also consult the results chart below, which offers plenty of helpful information! If you’re looking for 2012 Belmont Stakes payouts, we have those too!
2012 Preakness Chart chart courtesy of our partners, Brisnet.com
Payouts below are listed for a $2 wager except where noted. So, if you played $5 to win on I’ll Have Another you would multiply the payout times 2.5. If you had a $10 wager you multiply the payout by 5 (you get the picture).
2012 Preakness Payouts
I’ll Have Another: $8.40 to win, $3.80 to place, $2.80 to show
Bodemeister: $3.20 to place, $2.80 to show
Creative Cause: $3.60 to show
$2 Exacta (9-7): $18.60
$2 Trifecta (9-7-6): $70.80
$2 Superfecta (9-7-6-4): $848.60
$1 Daily Double (3-9): $19.10
$.50 Pick 3: $24.60
$.50 Pick 4: $233.10
$.50 Pick 5: $1,485.05
And now to answer some of the more reoccurring questions…
“$5 trifecta payout 2012 Preakness” = $177
“$10 bet to win on I’ll Have Another” = $42
“$2 across the board on I’ll Have Another” = $15
“$2 2012 Preakness exacta box payout” = $18.60
Another item of note, the multi-race exotics pay the same regardless of whether you play them straight or box them.
Do you want to learn more about wagering? Try our Wagering section! We have introductory posts and strategy posts. We hope everyone had a fun and prosperous Preakness!
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I played a $12 trifecta boxed, how much was the payout?
Way to go Bruce!
The $2 trifecta payout was $70.80, so multiply that times 6 for $424.80. Nice!
bet $ 10.00 exacta on preakness if 2 on exacta paid 18.40 multiple by 5
Except the $2 exacta paid $18.60, not $18.40… the $10 exacta is $93. Congrats!
Played $24.00 exacta box (4 horses: 4 5 7 & 9); how much was payout?
If I understand your question, you paid $24 for your four horse exacta box, correct? That means that you your wager was actually a $2 exacta that paid $18.60. Sometimes it works out that way!
My suggestion for a similar situation next time would be to do additional exacta box of the two horses at low odds (in this case I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister). For example, if you did an additional $5 box of just those two (wager total = $10) the payout would have been $46.50. You would have come out $31.10 ahead.
You can also check out a post we did for the Derby that discussed how to structure exactas, trifectas and superfectas beyond the box.
Thank you so much, appreciate you knowledge. Beginner Blues :)
At least you had the right horses! Effective wagering is the hardest part of the game IMO and takes awhile. The good news is that it’s really fun and frequently rewarding to practice! :)
What is the difference between a trifecta and a trifecta box
A box is just a way to place a trifecta wager (or any of the single race exotic wagers, such as exacta and superfecta). When you box your selections you’re actually making multiple wagers to cover all of the outcomes regardless of order of finish.
For example, a $1 trifecta box of 3 horses is $6. If those three horses finish 1-2-3 in any order you have a winning ticket.
We have a couple of posts that go into greater detail. This one explains all wagers, including boxing, keying and wheeling single race exotics:
And this one explains strategy and how to figure cost for single race exotics: