Headlines for Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • California Chrome moves down the stretch during the 2014 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

    Preakness Stakes 139

    View Preakness Stakes 139 from paddock to press conference as California Chrome takes the second jewel of the Triple Crown!

  • California Chrome Exits the Winner's Circle

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome exits the Pimlico winner's circle after becoming the first Cal-bred to win two legs of the Triple Crown.

  • Little Mike delivers victory in the Flying Pidgeon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-kGfj8kn">Order This Photo</a>

    Little Mike Takes Pressure Off Vaccarezza

    Standing in the winner's circle following the win by Little Mike in the $90,000 Flying Pidgeon Stakes at Gulfstream Park, trainer Carlo Vaccarezza admitted he was relieved by the solid return of his multiple grade I winner.

  • Merry Meadow comes on late to win the Vagrancy Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-7RRk7tH">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Takes Vagrancy

    Merry Meadow, a daughter of Henny Hughes, rallies to overtake Jane of All Trades to win the grade II Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park May 17. The 4-year-old filly ran the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.36.

  • Obviously cruises to victory in the American Stakes.

    Obviously Makes American Victory Look Easy

    Grade I winner Obviously (IRE) 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 American Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 17 on the grass at Santa Anita Park.

  • Somali Lemonade takes the Gallorette Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bKR8Tzn">Order This Photo</a>

    Somali Lemonade Holds for Gallorette Win

    Somali Lemonade had never been to Pimlico Race Course before, but on the track's biggest day in front of a Preakness Day throng, the 5-year-old mare galloped to victory in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Happy My Way runs away with the Maryland Sprint Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-LfP4qMV">Order This Photo</a>

    Happy My Way Wires Maryland Sprint

    Sagamore Farm and Mel Paikoff's Happy My Way streaked wire to wire in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap presented by Jagermeister (gr. III) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course, securing his first graded stakes score.

  • Streama Captures Doomben Cup in Final Season

    In what is expected to be her final season of racing, Streama tallied the fourth group I win of her sparkling career by reeling in pacesetter Leebaz to take the Doomben Cup May 17 by three-quarters of a length.

  • Olympic Glory pulls away to take the JLT Lockinge Stakes.
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    Olympic Glory Takes Lockinge, Verrazano Third

    Olympic Glory hit the lead in the final quarter mile and kicked clear to win the JLT Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 17 at Newbury, while United States grade I winner Verrazano finished third in his European debut.

  • Preakness Stakes Day Scene Setter

    Claire Novak checks in with an update from Pimlico on Preakness day, including a report on who went to the track this morning.

  • Preakness Stakes Day Scene Setter

    Claire Novak checks in with an update from Pimlico on Preakness day, including a report on who went to the track this morning.

  • The Preakness Party: It's for Winners

    Since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) is synonymous with parties, it's your obligation as a racing fan to recreate (most of) the experience at home.