Rombauer saved the day for the Thoroughbred racing.
The 3-year-old rallied through the stretch Saturday for a convincing victory in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore.
In taking the second leg of the Triple Crown, he returned $25.60 for a $2 win bet.
Oh, and also helped avoid the potential controversy for the next three weeks of what would have happened had Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit added the Preakness to his victory in the Run for the Roses.
The split-sample of Medina Spirit’s positive test would likely not have been analyzed before the Belmont in three weeks, meaning had he won the Preakness, a horse facing disqualification in his Run for the Roses victory could have been aiming at the Triple Crown.
That isn’t a problem anymore.
ROMBAUER HAS WON THE @PreaknessStakes!
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 15, 2021
Medina Spirit sent off as the 2-1 favorite, faded to third place in the lane. The Bob Baffert-trained colt was the center of a massive storm as he tested positive for testing positive for 21 picograms of betamethasone.
Midnight Bourbon, who was the favorite for much of the betting until being overtaken by Medina Spirit late, finished second after pressing the Derby winner throughout the early fractions.
The prices for the Preakness Stakes:
Final results & payouts for the G1 Preakness Stakes won by #6 ROMBAUER.
— TVG (@TVG) May 15, 2021