Favorites and Longshots

April 30, 2002 7:15 AM
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Forty-nine post-time favorites have won the race. Of the others, 27 ran second, 10 were third, and 40 unplaced, including the Excellent Meeting/General Challenge entry in 2000.

Shortest-Priced Favorites

Year

Horse

Odds

Finish

1940

Bimelech

40-1

Second

1943

Count Fleet

40-1

First

1948

Citation-Coaltown (entry)

40-1

First-Second

1976

Honest Pleasure

40-1

Second

 

Shortest-Priced Winners

Year

Horse

Payoff

1943

Count Fleet

$2.80

1948

Citation

2.80

1977

Seattle Slew

3.00

1939

Johnstown

3.20

1979

Spectacular Bid

3.20

1912

Worth

3.60

1914

Old Rosebud

3.70

1931

Twenty Grand

3.76

 

Longest-Priced Winners

Year

Horse

Payoff

1913

Donerail

$184.90

1940

Gallahadion

72.40

1999

Charismatic

64.60

1967

Proud Clarion

62.20

1918

Exterminator

61.20

1953

Dark Star

51.80

1995

Thunder Gulch

51.00

1908

Stone Street *

123.60

1982

Gato Del Sol

44.40

1936

Bold Venture

43.00

1923

Zev

40.40

* $5 mutuel

2002 GT Early Favorite Harlan’s Holiday 9-2