Reno doctor denied massive payout on Kentucky Derby bets Ben Deach, KOLO-TV · May 16, 2019 at 3:12 pm For ophthalmologist Steve Friedlander, the 2019 Kentucky Derby is one he will never forget. Friedlander stopped at the Tamarack Junction and made several bets on the race, including an exacta bet, where you need to pick the top two horses, and a trifecta bet, where you pick the top three. Before the race’s lengthy review, he thought he had lost all his bets, but when the decision was overturned and Country House was announced as the winner – he realized he had won the exacta and trifecta bets. The trifecta bet combo of horses he picked was so unlikely, it paid 11,500 – 1. Given that he had $40 on it, that would pay him about $460,000.