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Game On Dude Wins US Gr1 Goodwood Stakes
Front-running 4YO gelding Game On Dude (Awesome Again-Worldly Pleasure, by Devil His Due) scored a half-length victory in the US$250,000 Gr1 Goodwood Stakes (9 furlongs) at Santa Anita Park in California. Favourite Game On Dude (ridden by Chantal Sutherland for trainer Bob Baffert) defeated 8YO gelding Awesome Gem (Awesome Again-Piano, by Pentelicus) & 3YO colt Coil (Point Given-Eversmile, by Theatrical). Game On Dude took his record to 5 wins (also including March’s Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap over 10 furlongs at Santa Anita Park, plus 2010's Gr3 Lone Star Derby over 8.5 furlongs at Lone Star Park) & 4 placings (including July’s Gr1 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap over 10 furlongs at Hollywood Park, May’s Gr3 Lone Star Park Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Lone Star & April’s Listed Charles Town Classic Stakes over 9 furlongs at Charles Town) from 13 starts for US$1,234,658 earnings.