Ticker
  • Spanish Queen impressive in her Honeymoon victory.Posted 3 days ago
  • Loki's Vengeance scores in the Affirmed Success.Posted 3 days ago
  • Private Zone takes the Churchill Downs Stakes, Bayern last.Posted 4 days ago
  • Tonalist returns a solid winner in the Westchester.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dame Dorothy edges Judy The Beauty in the Humana Distaff.Posted 4 days ago
  • Divisidero gobbles them up late to win the American Turf.Posted 4 days ago
  • Competitive Edge remains perfect with a romping win in the Pat Day Mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • International Star has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lovely Maria and Boo Boo Clark strike to victory in the Kentucky Oaks for Jones & Jones.Posted 5 days ago
  • El Kabeir has been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.Posted 5 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