Baltimore, MD – California Chrome proved to the cream of the 2-year old crop as the Kentucky Derby winner bested a gutty performance by 2nd place finisher Ride For Curlin to win the Preakness Stakes. 2014 Preakness Stakes Results payouts had Chrome paying $3.00 Win $3.00 Place $2.40 Show. Ride On Curlin had a late burst but came up 1 1/2 lengths short to payout $5.60 for the Place and $3.80 for the Show. California Chrome jockey Victor Espionoza will get a second crack at winning the elusive Triple Crown as he came up just short on the title with War Emblem in 2002. Social Inclusion ran neck and and neck with C .C. but ran out of steam in the stretch to finish 8 lengths behind and payout $3.40 on the Show wager. Bet On the 2014 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds at Carbon Sports
2014 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds list Espinoza and California Chrome as the “chalk” at -130 in their quest to win the Triple Crown. Chrome’s winning time of in the “Run For The Roses” of 1:54:80 was the fastest since a Winstrol injected Big Brown took Pimlico in 2008. Since 1978, when Affirmed took down the Triple Crown, 13 out of 36 horses have won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, only to come up short of winning the Triple Crown at Belmont Park.
The distance at Belmont is daunting and only a select few thoroughbreds have the gas tank to endure the 1 1/2 mile war. Ride On Curlin could be called the Rodney Dangerfield of the Belmont field getting little respect for it’s close 2nd place Preakness finish, listed generously at 10 to 1 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds. Social Inclusion is also listed with a favorable price tag at +800 heading into the Belmont Stakes.
2014 Belmont Stakes Betting Odds Carbon Sportsbooks
California Chrome -130
Social Inclusion 8/1
Commanding Curve 8/1
Candy Boy 10/1
Ride On Curlin 10/1
Intense Holiday 10/1
Wicked Strong 12/1