Headlines for Friday, May 16, 2014

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    2014 Preakness Week

    Images from the days leading up to the 2014 Preakness Stakes.

  • Revolutionary (left) comes from way back to win the Pimlico Special.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ZzZcvFx">Order This Photo</a>

    Revolutionary Fires Late, Takes 'Special'

    WinStar Farm's Revolutionary, more than 30 lengths behind early following a heated pace, kicked into gear and circled his eight foes to win the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) by a neck at Pimlico Race Course May 16.

  • Churchill Wants Some of Welker's $100 Bills

    NFL wide receiver and Thoroughbred owner Wes Welker, who celebrated a big betting score on Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs by passing out $100 bills, has received a letter from the track demanding back nearly $15,000.

  • Ben's Cat who won the Jim McKay Turf Sprint for the third time in four years.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FSn2QvN">Order This Photo</a>

    Ben's Cat Shows Class in Jim McKay Triumph

    The $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint was moved to the main track after heavy rain in Baltimore, but it made little difference to Ben's Cat, who won the event for the third time in four years May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • California Chrome: Groom Raul Rodriguez

    Raul Rodriguez, California Chrome's Main Man: Out of the limelight yet playing a vital role, one man provides day-to-day hands-on care for Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome. On Preakness eve, Claire Novak and Scott Tracy tell his story.

  • Preakness weekend Friday: A Special BESt Bet

    Neither the Black-Eyed Susan nor the Pimlico Special lost any horses to scratches, and it is those two races where I plan to take my biggest stands not only today but also the whole weekend.

  • Si Sage

    Having Fun Traveling With Your Horse

    The connections of Si Sage hope to strike a more positive note in Sunday's Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sing-I). But, if not, they're having a good time anyway.

  • Two More Horses Dead After Receiving Compound

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports the number of Thoroughbreds who died after receiving a compounded drug from Wickliffe Pharmacy in Lexington, Ky. has grown to four, and six others have become ill.

  • Wise Dan won the 2014 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ZNQG4Fx">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Undergoes Colic Surgery

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington May 16 for emergency colic surgery, according to trainer Charlie LoPresti.

  • Ring Weekend on the morning of May 16.

    Ring Weekend Looks for Tampa-Type Performance

    The owners of Ring Weekend are hoping his distant second-place finish in the Calder Derby isn't a true indication of his chances in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Dehere

    Champion Dehere Dead at 23 in Turkey

    Dehere, the champion 2-year-old male of 1993 and sire of 77 stakes winners, has died in Turkey. The son of two-time leading sire Deputy Minister is the broodmare sire of Take Charge Indy, Will Take Charge, and Midnight Lute.