Daily News Archive
Daily News Subscription
Game On Dude Wins Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap
At Santa Anita in California, 6YO gelding Game on Dude (Awesome Again-Worldly Pleasure, by Devil His Due) cruised to victory by 7.75-lengths for trainer Bob Baffert in the US$750,000 Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap (1800m) for 4YO+, over 5YO entire Clubhouse Ride (Candy Ride-Seeking Results, by Seeking The Gold) & 4YO gelding Called to Serve (Afleet Alex-Andover Lady, by Kris S). Game On Dude took his record to 12 wins (also including last start's Gr2 San Antonio Stakes over 1800m, July 2012's Gr1 Hollywood Gold Cup over 2200m, September 2012's Gr1 Awesome Again Stakes over 1800m, December 2012's Gr3 Native Diver Stakes over 1800m, 2012's Gr2 Californian Stakes over 9 furlongs at Hollywood Park & February 2012's Gr2 San Antonio Handicap over 9 furlongs at Santa Anita, plus 2011's Gr1 Goodwood Stakes over 9 furlongs at Santa Anita & Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap over 10 furlongs at Santa Anita, as well as 2010's Gr3 Lone Star Derby over 8.5 furlongs at Lone Star Park) & 6 placings (including 2012's Gr1 Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar over 2200m, 2011's Gr1 Breeders' Cup Classic over 10 furlongs at Churchill Downs, Gr1 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap over 10 furlongs at Hollywood Park, Gr3 Lone Star Park Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Lone Star & Listed Charles Town Classic Stakes over 9 furlongs at Charles Town) from 24 starts for almost US$4 million in earnings.