Tags ‘Game on Dude’

Hollywood Park: Game On Dude to shoulder career-high weight in Gold Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
Game On Dude was assigned 127 pounds Sunday for the Grade 1, $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup this coming Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Should he run, that would be the highest impost carried by Game On Dude in his career, which now numbers 25 races. He has carried 126 pounds four times, all losses. Read More...

Hollywood Park notes: Only nine nominated to Gold Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
Saturday’s $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, the richest race of the Betfair Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting, drew just nine nominations. Read More...

Game on Dude Heads Noms for Hollywood Gold Cup

Michael Compton | 1 year ago
Defending champion Game On Dude and 2011 CashCall Futurity winner Liaison head the list of nominees to the Grade 1, $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup. The signature race of the Spring/Summer meet, the Gold Cup, which is run at 1 ¼ miles over Cushion Track, will be renewed for the 74th time Saturday, July 6 at [...](Read more...) Read More...

Hollywood Park: Game On Dude back on target for Gold Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
Game On Dude, California’s top handicap horse, is back on course for the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Betfair Hollywood Park on July 6 after a brief illness scare last week. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Game On Dude resumes training

DRF | 1 year ago
Game On Dude, who won $1.5 million Charles Town Classic and the San Antonio and Santa Anita handicaps earlier this year, resumed training Sunday after missing a workout because of concern over his health. Read More...

Hollywood Park: Game On Dude misses training; still on track for Gold Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
Game On Dude did not train Friday at Santa Anita, and a workout scheduled for Sunday has been postponed after the 6-year-old showed signs of viral illness. Read More...

Hollywood Park notes: Baffert splitting up Liaison, Game On Dude

DRF | 1 year ago
Over the next six weeks, trainer Bob Baffert’s runners will be tough to beat in major stakes for older horses on the main track at Betfair Hollywood Park. Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Charles Town deserves credit for handling of Classic timing error

DRF | 1 year ago
Every race track in America can learn a lesson from how Charles Town management handled the timing issue in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic. Read More...

Final time of Charles Town Classic adjusted

DRF | 1 year ago
David Grening The official final time of last Saturday night’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic – won by Game On Dude – has been changed to 1:49.93, which is 2.34 seconds faste... Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Pimlico plans events for 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown

DRF | 1 year ago
Dick Jerardi One can debate which of Secretariat’s Triple Crown races was the most impressive. Was it the Kentucky Derby win in a time that has not been surpassed in 40 years, the run aroun... Read More...

Charles Town Classic winner Game On Dude likely to focus on California stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
David Grening Game On Dude returned to Southern California Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after earning a $1 million payday for his hard-fought, half-length victory over Clubhouse Ride in S... Read More...

Charles Town Classic: Game On Dude refuses to lose

DRF | 1 year ago
David Grening CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - Mike Smith wasn’t concerned when longshot Percussion outbroke him and Game On Dude in Saturday night’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic.  He... Read More...

Game On Dude, Ron the Greek top Charles Town Classic field of seven

DRF | 1 year ago
David Grening Led by Game On Dude and Ron the Greek, the last two winners of the Santa Anita Handicap, a field of seven was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classi... Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Mid-Atlantic uniform Thoroughbred drug-testing program is within reach

DRF | 1 year ago
Dick Jerardi Getting horsemen, management, racing commissions, and state legislatures to agree on anything is difficult. Getting all of those disparate interests to agree on uniform medication an... Read More...

Santa Anita: Four turf stakes on closing weekend

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen Hollywood Park opens its spring-summer meeting on April 25. The Santa Anita winter-spring meeting closes on Sunday. There are four turf stakes on Saturday and Sunday at Santa Anita... Read More...

Dick Jerardi: Charles Town Classic, with $1 million prize to winner, luring top runners

DRF | 1 year ago
Dick Jerardi It is one thing to put a $1 million stakes race on your calendar. It is another to make that race worth $1 million to the winner. That is what they have done with the now $1.5 millio... Read More...

Santa Anita notes: Game On Dude still sharp

DRF | 1 year ago
Jay Privman ARCADIA, Calif. - Game On Dude won the Santa Anita Handicap for the second time last month, and he continues to train strongly in preparation for his next start, the $1.5 million Char... Read More...

Santa Anita: Chantal Sutherland considering riding comeback

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – Retired jockey Chantal Sutherland exercised horses at Santa Anita on Thursday for the second time this month and said a comeback in the coming months is on ... Read More...

Santa Anita: Game On Dude tunes up for $1.5 million Charles Town Classic

DRF | 1 year ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonGame On Dude, winner of the Santa Anita Handicap in his most recent start, is being pointed to the Grad... Read More...

Santa Anita: Game On Dude being considered for Charles Town Classic

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Emily ShieldsGame On Dude pulls away in the stretch to win the Santa Anita Handicap by 7 3/4 lengths.ARCADIA, Calif. &nda... Read More...

Santa Anita Handicap: Game On Dude wins his second Big Cap

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Barbara D. LivingstonGame On Dude, the heavy favorite under Mike Smith, sets a Santa Anita Handicap record with his 7 3/4... Read More...

Santa Anita: Game On Dude will concede three to 10 pounds in Santa Anita Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Shigeki KikkawaGame On Dude’has been assigned 125 pounds for next Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap.ARCADIA, Calif.- Game... Read More...

Santa Anita: Weights key for Clubhouse Ride in Santa Anita Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Shigeki KikkawaClubhouse Ride is being considered for a start in the Santa Anita Handicap on March 2.The $750,000 Santa A... Read More...

Santa Anita: Game On Dude posts 116 Beyer in San Antonio; Santa Anita Handicap next

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Shigeki KikkawaGame On Dude’s 116 Beyer Speed Figure not only equalled a career high, but is the top mark so far in 201... Read More...

Santa Anita: Game On Dude overpowers three foes in San Antonio

DRF | 1 year ago
Steve Andersen 0 Benoit & AssociatesGame On Dude, ridden by Mike Smith, pays $2.10 to win after cruising to a 6 1/2-length win in the San ... Read More...

Jay Hovdey: Game On Dude may still have history to write at age 6

DRF | 1 year ago
0 Jay Hovdey Shigeki KikkawaGame On Dude alrerady has a Big Cap and a Hollywood Gold Cup on his resume.That sound you hear is the gnashing... Read More...

Santa Anita: Few willing to face Game On Dude in San Antonio

DRF | 1 year ago
Brad Free Carryover Shigeki KikkawaOverwhelming favorite Game On Dude may have only three rivals in Sunday's San Antonio Stakes.ARCADIA, C... Read More...

Santa Anita: Arcadia’s large cast expected to include world traveler Vagabond Shoes

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen 0 Benoit & AssociatesSilentio, winner of the Sir Beaufort last month, is among a large group of probables for Saturday's Gr... Read More...

2012 Year In Review: I’ll Have Another embodied season of defections, debate

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonView SlideshowMay 19: I'll Have Another (left) runs down Bodemeister again to win the Preakness.I&rsquo... Read More...

Hollywood Park: San Antonio first up for Game On Dude in 2013

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen 0 Shigeki KikkawaTrainer Bob Baffert says that aside from skipping a trip to Dubai, Game On Dude's schedule for 2013 will c... Read More...

Game On Dude Rebounds With Win in Native Diver

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Game On Dude rebounded from a poor performance in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 3, winning the $242,500 Native Diver Stakes Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. The 10th lifetime victory for the 3-10 favorite did not come easy. The 5-year-old Awesome... Read More...

Hollywood Park: Smith’s clutch decision helps Game On Dude win the Native Diver

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Benoit PhotoAfter breaking a bit slowly and being gunned to the lead, Game On Dude, right, turned back a strong challenge fr... Read More...

Hollywood Park notes: Smith will ride Game On Dude in Native Diver

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen 0 Tom KeyserMike Smith will replace Rafael Bejarano (above) on Game On Dude in the Native Diver Handicap on Dec. 1.INGLEWOO... Read More...

Beyer: No contest in race for Horse of the Year

DRF | 2 years ago
0 Andrew Beyer Tom KeyserWise Dan, ridden by John Velazquez, wins the Mile in 1:31.78, the fastest time in Santa Anita and Breeders' Cup h... Read More...

Beyer: Distance is Game On Dude’s biggest challenge

DRF | 2 years ago
0 Andrew Beyer Barbara D. LivingstonFlat Out, who is a specialist at 1 1/4 miles, might have an edge over favored Game On Dude in the Clas... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic: Game On Dude as good as ever

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 ARCADIA, Calif. – The late Hall of Fame trainer Woody Stephens marked his territory by warning visitors to Belmont Par... Read More...

Breaking Down the 2012 Breeders Cup Classic

November 3, 2012 at 5:30pm PST will mark the 29th running of the prestigious Breeders Cup Classic. The $5,000,000 1 1/4 miles race has seen superstar horses such as Curlin, Cigar, A.P. Indy, Awesome Again and Sunday Silence among others win. In a field of... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Clocker Report: Baffert’s seven all look magnificent

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonBob Baffert's unbeaten Fast Bullet turned in an impressive workout for the Breeders' Cup Sprint on Sund... Read More...

Santa Anita: Game On Dude sharpens, Nonios joins field for Breeders’ Cup Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Bob Baffert said he was much happier with track conditions Sunday, when Game On Dude worked for... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Game On Dude blossoms into Classic favorite

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Shigeki KikkawaGame On Dude, winning the Sept. 29 Awesome Again, returns to the Classic as the likely favorite after finishi... Read More...

Santa Anita: Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Game On Dude among busy group for Baffert

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Benoit & AssociatesGame On Dude, shown last month with jockey Rafael Bejarano at Santa Anita, turned in a solid six-furlong ... Read More...

Byron King: You can bet the Dude – and other Breeders’ Cup thoughts

DRF | 2 years ago
Byron King 0 Shigeki KikkawaGame On Dude's only two losses this year came on synthetic surfaces.Next week handicappers everywhere will be ... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sprint: Baffert unveils surprise candidate in Fast Bullet

DRF | 2 years ago
Steve Andersen 0 Benoit & AssociatesBreeders' Cup Classic contender Game On Dude, shown winning the Awesome Again, worked five furlongs in... Read More...

Crist: I’ll Have Another still out front in race for Horse of the Year

DRF | 2 years ago
0 Steven Crist Barbara D. LivingstonI'll Have Another is still the front-runner for Horse of the Year, but that could change after the Bre... Read More...

Santa Anita: Baffert flaunts strength of his Breeders’ Cup contingent

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman 0 Benoit & AssociatesGame On Dude's victory in the Grade 1 Awesome Again sends him to the Breeders' Cup Classic as the likely ... Read More...