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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)

3-5 favorite Gun Runner cruises to victory in Whitney

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Gun Runner won the Whitney Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths as the 3-5 favorite at Saratoga on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen his first victory in the $1.2 million race. (MORE)

Correction: Lakers-Jeanie Buss story

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) In a story Aug. 2 about a new racing venture, The Associated Press reported erroneously based on information provided by Del Mar race track that Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has set up her own racing stable. It is Buss' sister, Janie, who owns the stable. (MORE)

Driver Scott Zeron looking for 2 straight Hambletonian wins

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Scott Zeron has a shot at becoming the first person in almost three decades to drive consecutive winners in the Hambletonian. (MORE)

Female trainers experience recent success at Hambletonian

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Hambletonian is becoming a race that female trainers can win. (MORE)

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss sets up own horse racing stable

DEL MAR, California (AP) Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss has set up her own horse racing operation under the name Purple Rein Stable. (MORE)

Devious Man, International Moni top Hambletonian elims

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Devious Man and International Moni are the 5-2 favorites in their respective eliminations Saturday for the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack. (MORE)

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