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No change in Pacific Classic time

Game On Dude and Martin Garcia
Game On Dude and Martin Garcia win the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
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DEL MAR, Calif. (AP)

The final time of Game On Dude's winning run in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar won't be changed after a review.

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The 6-year-old gelding registered a time of 2:00.69 for 1-1/4 miles Sunday. Since then, some had suggested that the winning time should have been posted as faster.

However, Del Mar officials said Wednesday that an extensive video review of the race, along with interviews of the track's timer and starter, and comparative time studies failed to prove any need for a change.

Game On Dude won by a record 8-1/2 lengths. His final time was third-fastest in the race since synthetic Polytrack was installed at Del Mar in 2007. The track record for the $1 million race is 1:59.54 set last year by Dullahan.

Track timer Russell Hudak says he also hand-timed the race and his clocking was in line with the findings that matched the track's Teletimer figures.

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