Life Lessons from G.O.D. (Game On Dude)

Life Lessons from G.O.D. (Game On Dude)
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire - Alex Evers

I know you've been waiting for this post. I thought it might come in January, but alas, it had to come early, and I was not prepared. But I spent the last few days trying to write it, and nothing really sounded right. So I wrote down a list, and because those are popular on the internet, I figured I'd just leave it this way - with some illustrations, of course.

Life Lessons from G.O.D.

- Smile when you're enjoying your job

Game On Dude

 

- Black accessories are sophisticated and go with everything

Game On Dude
 

  

- Never spit the bit when you're headed

Game On Dude 2011 Santa Anita Handicap 

 

- When you know you're the best, set the pace - make the rest chase you

 

 

- Work with a diverse group of people to reach the top

MArtin Garcia, Chantal Sutherland and Mike Smith

 

 

- Take advantage of the little opportunities that fall out of your path

 

 

- Grit and grind make up for where pure speed falls short

Game On Dude 2011 Hollywood Gold Cup
 
 
- When the opportunity arises, go for the 3-peat
 
Game On Dude wins 3 Santa Anita HAndicaps
 

 

- Leave your mark on Hollywood

Hollywood Gold Cup winners

 

 

- Go all-in every time: make your losses as epic as your wins 

Game On Dude 2011 Breeders Cup Classic

 

 

Here's a look at the shrine to G.O.D. in the HRN HQ: 

Game On Dude fathead
 
 
Thanks for the memories, Dude - I'll Miss You!
 
 
 
-- By Candice Curtis (skipaway2000
 

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