On Saturday, March 8, Game On Dude, the third choice of racing fans, hung on to win the $750,000 Big 'Cap for the third time at Santa Anita making him only the third horse in the 77 year history of the track with this accomplishment.
Game On Dude hung on to win the $750,000 Big 'Cap for the third time at Santa Anita making him the third horse in the 77 year history of the track with this accomplishment.
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By doing so, Game On Dude took some revenge on Will Take Charge and Mucho Macho Man. Last year, Mucho Macho Man won the $5 million Breeders' Cup classic by a nose over Will Take Charge at Santa Anita and this time, Game On Dude out ran both horses in a spectaular win after his racing career had been on the line following three straight lackluster performances.
It has been a sore spot for the entire [no-glossary]Team 'Dude that he hasn't won the Breeders' Cup Classic. Now they see a good chance with his 4th chance this year. Owner Mike Schiappa along with Joe Torre and the Terry Lanni Trust says, The fourth time is the charm."
Game On Dude has now topped $6 million in earnings. By winning this race, his career winnings total $6,163,893. Schiappa bought the gelding to try and win the Triple Crown, but although he didn't do that, Game On Dude has truly delivered for his owners by winning 16 of 31 races and finishing in the money in 23 of those 31 races.
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