When a really consistently competitive athlete wins frequently, there seems to always be criticism, like "he didn't beat anybody good". Perhaps, that is what was said about every great (or very good) horse in the past. Every horse in that race was good enough to be in the race. Game On Dude beat them and others dared not go up against him for that whopping purse. Doesn’t that say anything? He may never be sung in the same sentence as Man O’ War, or Secretariat, but why aren’t the competitors coming to him? Game On Dude may have to have it his way, on the lead and in control of the rail. So what? He does much more than many horses do, and he does it consistently. He is a truly good hearted athlete, a bona fide running horse. How can we fault those qualities about him? Not to mention, he is sound enough and solid enough to keep on keeping going, race after race. He’s a really fine horse and athlete, in my opinion. What’s not to like? We really should appreciate what we see, one of the best geldings (or of any gender) to gallop along in years and currently competing this year. But, a hero is someone who lays it on the line to save us. I have never seen an athlete do that. I believe we look up to amazing athletes to relieve us of the current morbidities of the lives we may be living in. Game on Dude does that. He’s an impressive horse.
I will keep my eye on this one. He is improving with age and also has the same broodmare sire as Zenyatta. This is an example of how she would do crossing with Afleet Alex.
I think it is fantastic for racing, Iowa and Hansen. I remenbered being at Detroit and Black Tie Affair came up there and demolished the field in the Detroit Mile. He was a sight to see and just a glory for the day. And we all know what kind of career he continued on to have. I suspect Hansen will also show up and being appreciated that much. Who knows what other future champions are runninng in the race?
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