The Week in Photos for 5/20/2014

Pimlico, Santa Anita, Belterra Park, Canterbury, Will Rogers Downs, Prairie Meadows

Somali Lemonade had never been to Pimlico Race Course before, but on the track's biggest card in front of a Preakness Day throng, the 5-year-old mare held on to victory in the $150,000 Grade III Gallorette Handicap.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Grade I winner Obviously showed he's at the top of his game in his first start in 7 1/2 months, romping to a repeat victory in the $100,000 Grade III American Stakes on the grass at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Hard Enough #2 with Eddie Castro riding won the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey over #8 Winning Cause and Chris DeCarlo.

Photo: Aubrey Therkelsen/EQUI-PHOTO

Jockey Paco Lopez gets a cooler of ice water dumped on him by Jockey Gabriel Saez after Lopez scored a Monmouth Park record 7th win in a day in the last race at the Oceanport, New Jersey track aboard Tycoon Cat on Saturday May 17, 2014.

Photo: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Verxina led gate to wire as she struck for a repeat win in the Victoria Mile (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Al Shaqab Racing's Olympic Glory hit the lead in the final quarter mile and kicked clear to win the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newbury, while United States grade I winner Verrazano finished third in his European debut.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Merry Meadow, fourth last time out in the Barbara Fritchie Handicap, rallied to catch runaway Jane of All Trades to win the 6 1/2-furlong Grade II Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park. Kauai Katie, the 2-5 favorite, finished last in the four-horse field.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Wallyanna ridden by Javier Castellano wins the 5th running of The James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Augustin Stable's Utley, winless since last April, got back on track with an off-the-pace upset score in the $400,000 Grade II Dixie Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Z Rockstar rocked to a solid win in the Cherokee Nation Classic Cup at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Photo: Kellie Johnston / Coady Photography

Stopchargingmaria (left) gets by Vero Amore to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Let Faith Arise had to dig deep to pull out the $100,000 Grade III Adoration Stakes by a short neck as the 1-2 favorite at Santa Anita Park, getting the nod over stubborn pacesetter Yahilwa at the wire.

Photo: © BENOIT PHOTO

Speakfromyourheart takes the 10,000 Lakes Stakes at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Photo: Coady Photography

WinStar Farm's favored Revolutionary, more than 30 lengths behind early following a heated pace, kicked into gear and circled his eight foes to win the $300,000 Grade III Pimlico Special by a neck at Pimlico Race Course.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Needmore Flattery captures the Tomboy Stakes at Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Photo: Coady Photography

Meadowood caught pacesetter Brewing nearing the sixteenth pole and shook clear to a three-length win in the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters at Pimlico Race Course.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Gypsy Melody is victorious in the Lady Slipper Stakes at Canterbury Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

He’s Achance jumping a rut in the track during the 17th running of The Sir Barton at Pimlico.

Photo: Stuart Haman

Happy My Way streaked wire to wire in the $150,000 Grade III Maryland Sprint Handicap presented by Jagermeister at Pimlico Race Course, securing his first graded stakes score and building a three-race winning streak.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Jockey Gerry Olquin (white silks inside #2) guides Paladin Bay to victory in the $150,000 Selene Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Sam-Son Farm's Speightsong to victory in the $150,000 Queenston Stakes at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

The $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint was moved to the main track after heavy earlier rain in Baltimore, but it made little difference to Ben's Cat, who won the event for the third time in four years at Pimlico Race Course.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Choctaw Chuck captured the 8th Running of the Tom Ridge Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

Delta Flower and Corey Nakatani wins the $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © BENOIT PHOTO

Ageless with jockey Luis Garcia wins the 15th running of The Very One Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Arlington Home captures the Bob Bryant Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Photo: Jack Coady / Coady Photography

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