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Game On Dude Wins US Gr1 Awesome Again Stakes
In another Gr1 at Santa Anita over the weekend, 5YO gelding Game On Dude (Awesome Again-Worldly Pleasure, by Devil His Due) scored by 3.25-lengths for trainer Bob Baffert (giving him a Gr1 hat-trick for the meeting) in the US$250,000 Gr1 Awesome Again Stakes (9 furlongs) for 3YOs+, over 3YO colt Nonios (Pleasantly Perfect-Stylish Manner, by Touch Gold) & 7YO gelding Richard's Kid (Lemon Drop Kid-Tough Broad, by Broad Brush). Runner-up in August's Gr1 Pacific Stakes at Del Mar among 3 Gr1 2nds, Game on Dude took his record to 9 wins (including July's Gr1 Gold Cup at Hollywood Park, plus last year's Gr1 Goodwood Stakes at Hollywood Park & Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita) & 6 placings from 20 starts.