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Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to donate 1 percent of purses

(AP) -- Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is pledging to donate 1 percent of his purse earnings from Travers Day at Saratoga this weekend to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. (MORE)

Steps taken to improve horse safety after 17 deaths NY track

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Additional safety measures are being implemented at Saratoga Race Course after the deaths of 17 horses on the grounds so far this year. (MORE)

Collected holds off Arrogate in $1 million Pacific Classic

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Bob Baffert was nervous. The Hall of Fame trainer knew Arrogate needed to show some kind of run after the colt's stunning fourth-place finish a month ago at Del Mar.

Watching Arrogate stuck in third most of the way around in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday, Baffert said, "It looked like it was going to be another flop." (MORE)

Bettor turns 40 cents into more than $250,000 at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) A horseplayer Saturday turned 40 cents into more than $250,000, hitting the Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park. (MORE)

Elate rallies to win Grade 1 Alabama for fillies at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Elate rallied in the stretch to win the $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga. (MORE)

After upset, Arrogate seeks revenge in $1M Pacific Classic

(AP) -- The rematch is on between Arrogate, North America's richest thoroughbred, and Accelerate, the upstart colt that stunned Arrogate by 15 ¼ lengths last month. (MORE)

Long shot Puig the horse finishes 2nd in debut at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Long shot Puig finished second in his career debut at Del Mar, with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig supporting the horse on Twitter. (MORE)

Songbird to run at Saratoga, won't face males at Del Mar

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Songbird will return to Saratoga to run in the $700,000 Personal Ensign on Aug. 26 rather than taking on male horses in the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar a week earlier. (MORE)

Beach Patrol wins Arlington Million to end 6-race skid

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) Beach Patrol won the Arlington Million by a half-length on Saturday, snapping a six-race skid and earning a berth in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf this fall.

Ridden by Joel Rosario, Beach Patrol ran 1 1/4 miles on a firm turf course in 2:02.39 at Arlington Park in suburban Chicago. He paid $11.60, $6 and $4 as the 9-2 second choice in the 12-horse field. (MORE)

Perfect Spirit wins Hambletonian on disqualification

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) There was something new in the 92-year history of the Hambletonian. The winner of trotting's biggest race was disqualified. (MORE)

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