Gelding Game On Dude retired after eight Grade 1 victories
Three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude will live at Old Friends after being retired last month.
The 7-year-old gelding was trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and co-owned by Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre.
Game On Dude won 16 of 34 career starts, including eight Grade 1 stakes, and earned just under $6.5 million. He was the only three-time winner of the Big `Cap and only the second horse to sweep California’s three Grade 1 handicap races — the Big `Cap, Hollywood Gold Cup and Pacific Classic — in the same year.
Baffert says he wanted the gelding to be ”somewhere where he would be loved on,” and Old Friends will provide a lot of interaction for Game On Dude.
Arrangements are being made for Game On Dude’s flight to Kentucky from his base in California.