BAFFERT HOPES PACE MAKES THE RACE FOR GAME ON DUDE
Game On Dude.
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Disappointment is part and parcel of The Sports of Kings. For horsemen and bettors alike, there is more losing than winning. Percentages will see to that. As LeRoy Jolley once said, "This game wasn't cut out for anybody wearing short pants."
The elite are no exception, so when Game On Dude finished fifth as the odds-on favorite in the San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 8, Bob Baffert was disappointed. But the Hall of Fame trainer and the winner of 15 of his 30 career races and earner of $5,713,893 get right back in the pool on Saturday in the Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, which Game On Dude will be trying to win for a record third time.