What were those 2014 Preakness payouts?
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder

What’s the average Preakness payout for win, exacta and trifecta?
Find out!

Did you play the 2014 Preakness? Of course you did! In case you missed the payouts, here they are!

2014 Preakness 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 California Chrome you would multiply the payout times 2.5. If you had a $10 wager you multiply the payout by 5 (you get the picture).

2014 Preakness Payouts
California Chrome: $3.00 to win, $3.00 to place, $2.40 to show
Ride On Curlin: $5.60 to place, $3.80 to show
Social Inclusion: $3.40 to show

$2 Exacta (3-10): $18.20
$2 Trifecta (3-10-8): $76.00
$1 Superfecta (3-10-8-2): $173.80
$2 Super High Five (3-10-8-2-4): $2,438.20

Multi-race Exotics:
$2 Daily Double (9-3): $40.60
$.50 Pick 3 (10-9-3): $36.85
$.50 Pick 4 (3-10-9-3): $94.70
$.10 Pick 5 Jackpot (4-3-10-9-3) $180.21

And now to answer some of the more reoccurring questions…
“$5 trifecta payout 2014 Preakness” = $190.00
“$10 bet to win on California Chrome” = $15
“$2 across the board on California Chrome” = $8.40
“$2 2014 Preakness exacta box payout” = $18.20

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!


  • I bet 10 straight across on California chrome what did I win?

  • I bet on the Preakness p.w. .50 bet an won picking the 3 in order . how much did I win or break even

  • $120 straight bet in California chrome will be payout? Need to know how much ?

  • Next time I will bet. $1,000 at Belmont stakes. :-) :-)

  • Hi all –

    April – $10 across the board on California Chrome paid $42. He paid $3 to win, $3 to place and $2.40 to show, which comes out to $8.40 for $2 across the board. Multiply that times 5 and you get your payout.

    Gerbear – I’m going to assume you mean that you played a $.50 straight trifecta. The $2 payout was $76 so divide that by 4 and you get a $19 payout. Nice play!

    Stephen – $120 to win on California Chrome would pay $180 (and $1,000 to win would have paid $1,500 :) It will be interesting to see if his odds are lower at Belmont.

    Thanks for stopping by all, and good job cashing tickets!

  • Why were the payouts so horrible on this race? I had an exacta box win with 3-8-10, another exacta box wheel with 3-all, and a trifecta box with 3-8-10. Each bet was $1.00. Knowing what the Derby payouts were the other week, I was so excited that I thought I’d be walking away with at least a couple grand – I was actually shaking because I was so excited. But was totally bummed last night when I won less than $70. :(

  • What does a $6 trifecta box win pay for the 2014 Preakness?


  • I had a tri-box in the Preakness what did I win?

  • Rachael – Last year I wrote this to explain all the factors that effect the variation of a payout:


    I haven’t updated the spreadsheet with this year’s numbers yet but the basic answer to your question is 1) California Chrome’s odds were lower than in the Derby 2) the 2nd and 3rd place finishers were also at lower odds than the 2nd & 3rd place finishers in the Derby and 3) there was most likely less money bet into the trifecta and exacta pools than the Derby. All of those factors effect the extacta & trifecta payouts. BUT, great job picking the tri! :)

    Amy, Mark and J – the $2 trifecta payed $76 (regardless of whether you boxed your ticket or played it straight). Multiply $76 x 3 and you have a $228 payout on a $6 ticket. Good job all!

  • My buddy had $100 across the board on
    Ride On Curlin: $5.60 to place, $3.80 to show
    What did he win?

  • What was the payoff for the late pick 4 -$1.5 guaranteed prize pool?

  • Leon – Multiply each of those by 50 for the total payout as those payouts are for $2 tickets. $5.60 + $3.80 = $9.40 x 50 = $470. I played Ride On Curlin too!

    Braxton – The Pick 4 (with the guaranteed pool) payed $94.70 for a .$50 ticket. If you played it for $1 it would be $189.40 (94.70 x 2) and if you played it for $2 it would be $378.80 (94.70 x 4).

    Thanks for stopping by and congrats on cashing those tickets!

  • What did a 40 bet on chrome to win pay out

  • i played ride on curling $6 to place … what did I win

  • quick question.. $5 on ride on curlin to win or place at 10-1 odds pays what exactly?

  • $80 exacta: California Chrome (3) with Ride on Curlin (10) Thank you kevin 728.00

  • Chris – California Chrome paid $3 to win on a $2 ticket, multiply 3 x 20 and you cashed $60.

    Michelle – Ride On Curlin paid $5.60 to place on a $2 ticket, actually a more profitable bet than having California Chrome to win! Multiply $5.60 x 3 for a $16.80 payout.

    Harry – The 10-1 odds for Ride on Curlin were in the win pool only, and looking at the chart linked above his final odds were actually 10.3/1. He would have paid approximately $22 to win on a $2 ticket, multiply that by 2.5 for a $55 payout for a $5 ticket.

    John – I will pass that on to Kevin, glad to hear it!

    Thanks for stop by all, keep on cashing those tickets!

  • Why did California Chrome pay the same ($3) to Win and to Place? If he had placed would the payout still have been $3?

  • Played a $10 trifecta box on Preakness that came out. How much did I win?

  • Hi, Jim,
    Win and Place are separate wagers with separate pools. If Ride On Curlin had won and California Chrome finished second, then their place prices ($5.60 and $3, respectively) would have been the same.

    If Social Inclusion had finished second, then it’s likely California Chrome would have paid less than $3 to place because Social Inclusion would have a bigger portion of the pool than did Ride On Curlin.

    Interestingly enough, if a big longshot like Ria Antonia had finished second behind California Chrome then it’s very possible that California Chrome would have paid more to place than to win!

    But the short answer to your question is that yes, a horse who wins would have paid the same to place if the second-place horse had won.

  • Thanks for the explanation Ed!

    Cav – the $2 trifecta paid $76, multiply that by 5 ($10 bet divided by 2) for your payout of $380.

    Thanks for stopping by all!

  • I played 3_over2,8,10 key for 3 to win so what was this payout ate the track.I had all 4 ,in that order, u got the email, waiting to here,thanks, belmont soon.

  • Just wondering what I won…I played California chrome 50 dollars to win…thanks! Renee

  • Sorry for the delay in response!

    Frankie – Since I don’t know what wagers you played with the key (exacta or tri) and in what amount I can’t help you figure out the payouts. But, check the payouts listed above, and nice play!

    Renee – California Chrome paid $3 to win for a $2 ticket, multiply that by 15 ($30 divided by the $2 wager) and your payout was $45.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • If I bet $1000.00 on California Chrome at Belmont too win and Chrome won what would my pay off be..

  • “$4 bet to win on Tonalist” – What was the payout for this bet?

  • Hi Felicia – I just posted a payouts page for the Belmont. Multiply Tonalist’s payout x2 for your answer… and congrats, nice pick!


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