2011 Preakness Payouts & Results
(The Spread) – Despite his best effort down the stretch, Triple Crown contender Animal Kingdom couldn't outrun Shackleford in the 2011 Preakness.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com listed Animal Kingdom as a 5/2 favorite at post time, while Shackleford was 12/1 despite setting the pace and finishing fourth at the Kentucky Derby. Astrology, who finished third today, was 15/1 to win and Dialed In, the Kentucky Derby favorite who finished fourth, went off at 4/1 to win.
With Shackleford's upset, it was jockey Jesus Castanon's first Triple Crown win of his career. And actually, it was his first Grade 1 win of any kind, which made his and Shackleford's victory that much sweeter. What was interesting about Shackleford is that the Preakness' crew had a tough time getting him into his post position. He kept fighting the gate workers and yet, he came out of the gates screaming and he didn't wavier too much on his way to victory.
Jockey John Velazquez admitted after the race that Animal Kingdom didn't come out of the gates strong and was affected "for whatever reason" by the way the dirt hit him. After hanging towards the back on the front side, Animal Kingdom made things interesting down the stretch but unfortuntely he had too much ground to make up in the end.
A $2 winning wager on Shackleford paid $27.20, while a $2 wager on place paid $10.20 and a $2 wager on show paid $6.80. As for Animal Kingdom, who obviously will not will the Triple Crown this year, a $2 wager on place paid $4.20 and a $2 wager on show paid $3.60. A $2 wager on the third place finisher Astrology paid $8.00 even.
For a complete list of results and payouts (including those for the exacta and trifecta) on today's Preakness Stakes, see below.
2011 Preakness Stakes Payouts – Preakness Stakes 136 Official Results
$2 Exacta: 5-11 $114.80
$2 Trifecta: 5-11-1 $1,401.80
$2 Superfecta: 5-11-1-10 $6,212.60
Scratched Runners: Nehro
Also Ran: 1-Shackleford; 2-Animal Kingdom; 3-Astrology; 4-Dialed In; 5-Dance City; 6-Mucho Macho Man; 7-King Congie; 8-Mr. Commons; 9-Isn't He Perfect; 10-Concealed Identity; 11-Norman Asbjornson; 12-Sway Away; 13-Midnight Interlude; 14-Flashpoint