Ticker
  • Long On Value (7-2) cuts back and rolls in the Lucky Coin Stakes.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 1 day ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 2 days ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 2 days ago

Torre Watches Game On Dude From Road

Previously committed to manage Team USA in the World Baseball Classic competition that began yesterday, Joe Torre, part owner of Game On Dude, who rolled to a record 7 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap, had to enjoy the race by watching a replay.

“Joe didn’t get to see it live,” trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning. “He saw it later on. Matter of fact, when (part owner) Bernie (Schiappa) called him, the first thing Joe said was, ‘How far did he win by?’

“Joe was really excited. He wished he could have been here. When I talked to him, he had just seen (the replay of) the race. He was amazed at what a horse Game On Dude is.”

Mike Smith took a moment Sunday morning to reflect on his front-running romp aboard Game On Dude in the Big ’Cap. The margin of victory was the largest in the classic race’s 76-year history, topping Bobby Brocato’s six-length win in 1956.

“His last two performances were incredible,” Smith said of the 6-year-old gelding. “For a horse at that age to stay as happy and sound as he is, they get really good, and that’s what he is right now.”

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories