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2013 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)

3/2/2013, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
4:30 PM PT
1 1/4 m (Dirt)
4+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)...

We've counted down the top 10 BC Buzz horses and finally reached #1: Game On DudeRead More
Will the fourth time be the charm for Clubhouse Ride as he takes on Game On Dude again in the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup? Owner Rick Seidner, of Six-S Racing, shares his thoughts.Read More
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  • jmac500 · I think Liaison and Yomybato will make Game on Dude work and Oilisblackgoold will pick up the peices. · 291 days ago ·
  • jasen.mangrum · He was getting to him pretty good in the short stretch at CT. A little more distance & longer stretch...I really think he has a legitimate shot to turn the tables. · 291 days ago ·
It looked like the big favorite was in danger, but Game On Dude dug in gamely to hold off his challengers by one-half length at the wire of the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic.Read More
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  • likin sparks · OTG, I like Ghost Zapper as much as the next guy but if he was subjected to the frequency of GOD's races I think his outcome would have been much different. Anyways GOD has surpassed GZ's winnings by over a million dollars maybe to you that's pocket change but to me it's sheet load more and something tells me he's not finished yet. It all depends on how you look at it... · 361 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · on a bull ring, the straightaways (check out Fairplex for example) are so short, even the presser types have a very hard time catching the controlling speed. At Hastings wire to wire horse win in the Summer with such repetitiveness it is crazy, just for that reason. · 361 days ago ·
Will versatility prevail in this year's Charles Town Classic, or will Ron the Greek and Game on Dude assert their superiority?Read More
  • Capper · Game on Dude looks too strong. It seems like he's getting better with age. · 365 days ago ·
  • likin sparks · Since the 2009 CT Classic inception horses coming in first or second have returned the following year to win or place except for one 8 yr old Awesome Gem who ended up 6th, just some trivial info. · 365 days ago ·
Before an on-track crowd of 26,901 and in a performance for the ages, 6-5 favorite Game On Dude went gate to wire to win Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Handicap.Read More
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  • jinlie01 · travel_vic...I remember Skywalker's race as well. I also remember his gutsy win the SA Derby coming back against Fast Account with Pincay aboard and the young Gary Stevens on FA. GOD made his own pace and ran away with the SA Handicap. Solid ride from Smith. · 410 days ago ·
  • zxswordxz · @icy...Andrew need to realize that his formula is outdated and he need to go back to the drawing board. · 410 days ago ·
Game On Dude, whose 7 3/4-length win in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap broke the record for the biggest margin of victory in Big ’Cap history, was assigned a preliminary 116 Beyer Speed Figure. The 116 matched Game On Dude’s Beyer for his 6 1/2-length triumph in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes on F...Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · @tv: He did win the Peter Pan Stakes @ Belmont, before going on hiatus for eight months. Larry Jones has been very methodical in bringing him back carefully. Like a detailed surgeon. · 410 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Jones was off, a year, from an odd afflication of aluminum poisoning from too much antiperspirant......That is more common than you think. · 410 days ago ·
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. Read More
John Scott scratched, if Handsome Mike doesn't break fast GOD will have this one in the bag.
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  • cocoa2 · Handsome Mike wasn't doing his job today, but wow! Maybe he'll leave California · 413 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · QUOTE:Stephanoatsee looked amazing in the post parade. Not a the gate he didn' t as he was a washy MESS. · 413 days ago ·
Don’t try to convince Gary Stevens that money doesn’t make the mare go. In a race-riding career spanning more than three decades, including seven years off for retirement, if there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s that when big money’s on the line, it’s a whole new ball game. Such is the case Saturday...Read More
1st- Ron The Greek, 2nd- Game On Dude, 3rd- Stephanoatsee, 4th- Guilt Trip.
1) Ron the Greek 2) Guilt Trip 3) Game on Dude
1) Guilt Trip, 2) Called to Serve, 3) Game On Dude, 4) Ron The Greek.
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – March 1 A pair of dirt sprint wire jobs on Friday. Forwardly placed runners captured all three turf races carded (turf rail at 24 feet). On the ticket front I tabbed three Primary (Puff Pastry, Surfcup, A Drop Dead Diva) winners and two Secondary (Memo to Kathy, Ind...Read More
For a trainer who seems to “live on the rail” in post position draws, Bob Baffert was delighted to have his two runners, favored Game On Dude and 6-1 morning line chance Guilt Trip, draw outside posts. Read More
For the first time in its 76-year history, Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Handicap will feature a showdown between two past winners--Game On Dude, and Ron the Greek. Read More
HRN Master Handicapper Jarrod Horak and special guest Ryan Patterson talk Big Cap in this week's video race of the week!Read More
Not only would it make history if Nick Canani joined father Julio as the lone son-father training duo to win the Big ’Cap should Called to Serve capture Saturday’s race for Nick and owner Marc Ferrell, there could be another piece of history. Read More
Game On Dude is the marquee horse in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap, but at least one person cautions not to overlook a less-accomplished stablemate trained by Bob Baffert in Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 classic for 4-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter. Read More
Despite perennial success at the highest level and training one of the sport's most popular runners of the last 20 years, Bill Mott may be poised for his best year yet. Read More
How much of an effect does adding a pound or 2 have a horse that weighs half a ton? Here is blogger, Matt Scott's best attempt at an answer...Read More
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  • LennyGeorge · I know this....Native Diver couldn't carry over 124...Period · 417 days ago ·
  • jasen.mangrum · Really interesting article, Matt. I don't think weight is that important in the outcome of a race compared to other factors (pace, ground loss, traffic, etc.), but a great read. · 417 days ago ·

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