The Preakness Stakes is one of the highest-profile events in horse racing in the United States.
With it being one of three iconic races of the Triple Crown, a nice, big payout is awarded to the winning horse and its squad.
Last year, we witnessed Early Voting – jockeyed by Jose Ortiz – steal the show after holding off hard-charging favorite Epicenter to win.
It’s anyone’s race, to say the least. But how much does the winner get to take home on Saturday, May 20? Here, we break it down:
How much does a jockey get paid for winning the Preakness?
The winning jockey will receive $900,000, which is 60 percent of the total purse.
What is the payout for the Preakness Stakes in 2023?
The payout of the Preakness Stakes this year is $1.5 million.
How much do you earn from winning the Triple Crown in horse racing?
The 2023 Triple Crown consists of three events: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
The total purse for the Kentucky Derby was $3 million, while the payout for the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes is $1.5 million.