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Game On Dude

There is no horse with more “game” than the aptly named Game On Dude, who was riding five-race win streak since through July following an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic as the heavy favorite. His streak began when first partnered with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who ironically was on Drosselmeyer, the horse that caught Game on Dude late in the stretch and denied him the victory in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Somewhat of a late bloomer who did not race as a two-year-old, Game On Dude is improving with age. He flashed his talent early when he finished second in his career debut and then won his second start. A Kentucky Derby hopeful in the spring of 2010, Game On Dude’s connections bypassed the Run for the Roses, but finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown. Since that time he has collected 12 victories, include two runnings of the Hollywood Gold Cup and the Santa Anita Handicap. And, like any good athlete, Game on Dude relies on his coach – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert, in turn, can call on one of Game on Dude’s owners for “coaching” advice. Included in the partnership group that campaigns the popular gelding is Major League Baseball Executive Joe Torre, the former manager of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lifetime Stats

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2018 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
August 24, 2014TVG Pacific Classic S.DEL MAR14
June 28, 2014Gold Cup at Santa Anita S.SANTA ANITA PARK14
April 19, 2014Charles Town Classic S.HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES22
March 08, 2014Santa Anita H.SANTA ANITA PARK11
February 08, 2014San Antonio S.SANTA ANITA PARK25
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 29, 2013Clark H.CHURCHILL DOWNS12
November 02, 2013Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK19
August 25, 2013TVG Pacific Classic S.DEL MAR11
July 06, 2013Hollywood Gold Cup H.BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK11
April 20, 2013Charles Town Classic S.HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES21
March 02, 2013Santa Anita H.SANTA ANITA PARK11
February 03, 2013San Antonio S.SANTA ANITA PARK21
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 01, 2012Native Diver S.BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK31
November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK17
September 29, 2012Awesome Again S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
August 26, 2012TVG Pacific Classic S.DEL MAR12
July 07, 2012Hollywood Gold Cup H.BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK11
June 02, 2012Californian S.BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK21
March 31, 2012Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates AirlineMEYDAN RACECOURSE112
February 05, 2012San Antonio S.SANTA ANITA PARK21
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 05, 2011Breeders' Cup ClassicCHURCHILL DOWNS12
October 01, 2011Goodwood S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
August 28, 2011TVG Pacific Classic S.DEL MAR14
July 09, 2011Hollywood Gold Cup H.HOLLYWOOD PARK12
May 30, 2011Lone Star Park H.LONE STAR PARK33
April 16, 2011Charles Town Classic S.HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES32
March 05, 2011Santa Anita H.SANTA ANITA PARK11
January 27, 2011 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
June 05, 2010Belmont S.BELMONT PARK14
May 08, 2010Lone Star DerbyLONE STAR PARK31
April 24, 2010The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial S.CHURCHILL DOWNS35
March 20, 2010Florida DerbyGULFSTREAM PARK17
February 27, 2010 GULFSTREAM PARK 1
January 23, 2010 GULFSTREAM PARK 2