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Goodbye Game on Dude. You were an amazing race horse and on your best day you were one tough son of a gun to beat. Of course my favorite moment of you on the track was your 3rd Santa Anita Handicap in Stakes record time 1:58.17! Enjoy your retirement. You gave us 4 years of wonderful races and ran your heart out. A true champion. You'll forever be remembered. HAPPY RETIREMENT
Favorite memory: his 3rd SA Handicap, beating Will Take Charge and Mucho Macho Man, in 1:58.17, a new stakes record and a few ticks off the world record, hard to believe that a 7 year old gelding could accomplish that, happy retirement Game On Dude, thank you for the memories and for giving your all every time you ran, we are gonna miss you
  • Sullivan · It's been a while since Game on Dude came barreling down the lane in the '11 BCC, but I thought he had that one for sure. · 22 minutes ago
On his best day, as game as they came!
game on dude retired,always liked the horse .enjoy retirement.....
California Chrome is scheduled to go to the track Friday, September 19, at 8:30 am, ET, a time slot reserved exclusively for starters in the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes. California Chrome will first walk over to the gate for schooling and then gallop once around the track. Trainer Art Sherman, will brief the media at 10:00am, ET, Friday in the paddock area.
Michael Wrona, the talented track announcer at Golden Gate Fields, will take over for Frank Mirahmadi the final three days of the Fall meet at Los Alamitos. A native of Australia, Wrona, who has also called races at Hollywood Park, Lone Star Park, Arlington Park, and Churchill Downs, among others, will begin his duties Friday and continue through Sunday, closing day of the inaugural Fall season.Mirahmadi, who will be back to call the Winter meet that begins Thursday, Dec. 4 at Los Alamitos, is the regular track announcer at the San Joaquin Fair, which begins its six-day meet Friday in Stockton.
Would be great to see lead the post parade in the Awesome Again, give one final salute to the fans, and see the horse who sire is named for the stakes take one final lap around his playground at SA
Her full yearling brother sold for 850k to John Ferguson...I got a feeling she might pull an upset in the Cotillion...
  • Anne Shaw · Sincerely hoping your feeling is correct. On paper it doesn't seem possible but I have seen several that think the same way. GL · 57 minutes ago
this evening is bittersweet as the retirement of my favorite racehorse has finally came. he has had a ton of ups & downs in his career & most of his wins game in dog fights. hes earned almost six million dollars & is one of the prime reasons i am in this business. i love you so much Game On Dude. thank you for all the memories big guy.
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  • Goblin · kait, He'll be missed on the track and in Baffert's barn greatly. Did you notice that Steve Haskin himself wrote the BH retirement article? If he were my horse, I would consider that an honor. :) · 59 minutes ago
  • jmac500 · I was waiting for them to retire but he is such a good horse! · 58 minutes ago
Tiz Wonderful has been sold and will be exported to Korea
Game on Dude has been retired, as per Bloodhorse
  • Goblin · BH article is fairly lengthy and detailed. I agree with Baffert's statements about the reasons, especially that other speed horses are being sacrificed in an attempt to set him up to be beaten. He has been thrilling to watch and will be missed in that barn for sure. Brian Zipse, if you're out there, Game On Dude is now my choice for the Vox Populi Award! · 1 hour ago
someone got a good buy!
Happy retirement Dude! You deserve it fella, job well done!
His yearling half sister by Curling sold for 50k...
BREAKING NEWS: HRTV reports Game on Dude has been retired
WHERE One runs has nothing to do with HOW one runs. Would not Derek Jeter be the same ball player if he was at Podunk Junction ball park or Yankee Stadium?
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  • travel_vic · oh they all miss the point. WOULD THE INHERENT abilities of the PERSON or in this case the HORSE, be any different if said individual were THERE? No one every mentioned or even suggested that the individual would MEET the domestic team or competition. NOT ONCE, that ASSUMPTION was overlaid on the objectivity of the original statement. · 5 hours ago
  • vodkak · The only point they miss is the one on the top of your head. Have you EVER been wrong Mr TV Wonderful? · 3 hours ago
Does this or any other list really matter.All the author is making you aware of is who the top 2 yearolds are as of this printing. The positionings are based on their opinion. Not saying they are right or wrong. But if you took a look at who the top 5 3yos' were at the time of this years Derby. The top 5 were not on anyones list even in January. I guess some enjoy it and it is not a problem.
  • Sullivan · Tend to agree with the exception of Daredevil. Sincerely hoping to see a lot more juveniles come out of the wood work soon · 3 hours ago
Was she bred back to Tapit again after Tonalist??
I did not like this cross with Malibu Moon..I would have preferred Bernardini..It seem this colt is not performing as well as expected...Lets see if his half sister by Medaglia d'Oro does better...
  • tmallios via Disqus · Are you really serious with that wealth of bloodstck information. You actually said that Aldrin off of basically 1 race is a major underachiever. Forget his 1rst race out, physically on the track he did not look as though he was ready for an effort. He was ridden the same way. There was nothing wrong with his 2nd time out. But to shove him to the side and now await his half-sister. I am sure that your Bloodstock crystal ball might of even told you that ORB was a major underachiever when he lost his first 4 races. MY POINT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>These are babies,they are just beginning to get it. 1/2/3/4 or maybe even more ,are not a long enough period to decide their fate. · 4 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Bernardini is the slouchiest slouch of them all... Malibu Moon, being a son of AP Indy, whose line has been nothing but great when crossed with Unbridled line mares, makes much sense, especially when it is the cross that brought around Tapit. Also to be considered is a Northern Dancer line stallion, though that would bring on inbreeding. Hard Spun (Danzig) makes a lot of sense here (5.48, A+) with 4 x 5 inbreeding to Northern Dancer. Just for the hell of it I considered a cross back to Mr. Prospector by way of Street Boss who would infuse much needed speed into the cross. Needless to say, the cross (11.62, A++) makes much sense and offers brilliant and classic domination with some support for longer distances (DI is 2.33). Not very sound horses (Hey, we're still talking Unbridled here), but otherwise a good cross with an undervalued stud . · 4 hours ago
This isn't a horse, it's a mutt that can't lift his hooves to run.



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