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Game On Dude Leaves No Doubt in Goodwood (Video)

Game On Dude followed up a controversial victory in the Santa Anita Handicap (Grade I) earlier this year by pressing the pace throughout and holding on by half a length as the even-money favorite to win the $250,000 Goodwood at a mile and a quarter on Santa Anita's main track.


"He's got more balls than any guy I've dated," said jockey Chantal Sutherland of the horse that has given her the only two Grade I wins of her career and the reason why she's still riding in Southern California.


Game On Dude has now won all three tries over Santa Anita's main track and trainer Bob Baffert confirmed his millionaire's next race would be the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on November 5.


Five-to-1 third choice Awesome Gem closed to finish second to give him five runner-up finishes in 11 career starts at the distance and the "other"  Baffert, Coil, held on for third as the 2-to-1 second choice.


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Older Comments about Game On Dude Leaves No Doubt in Goodwood (Video)...

45 1/5 for the first 1/2 mile & then hang on was gutsy for sure. I agree with Brian....it doesn't matter how far or fast they go he always grinds away & must be considered in the BC Classic.
The little prompt says "What do you think?" Good God am I thinking! All I am drawing is an entirely too negative outllook about what I feel is a jumbled mess of possible contenders! I am going to end up having an anxiety attack/not able to focus ADD attack, and I am sure a splitting headache trying to put this race together.
Nice performance ... considering his liking for 1 1/4 miles, he should not be ignored in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

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As a life long horse racing fan and handicapper, it’s an honor to be joining
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Since the early 1980’s when I visited Santa Anita with my grandfather as a young boy, the track has been in my blood. As soon as I turned 16, I was driving out to the track as much as possible, and with the advent of the self-service machines, was able to wager hassle free.
 
After graduating from UCLA in 2000, I began my career in sports media as a site manager for Athletesdirect.com and a couple of years later became the Media Relations Coordinator for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League.
 
In the past few years, I have moved my focus to covering the Sport of Kings and have worked in the early hours to better understand morning workouts and putting the pieces of the handicapping puzzle together.
 
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