'Dude' seeks another Gold Cup
Updated: June 26, 2014, 1:39 PM ETBy Ron Mitchell | Bloodhorse
Game On Dude, who topped the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014, heads the seven-horse field for the 75th renewal of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Handicap June 28 at Santa Anita Park. The Gold Cup, which will air on NBCSN from 7-8 p.m. (EDT), is a Breeders' Cup Challenge Series "Win and You're In" race that will award the winner an automatic berth to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Game On Dude, who has earned $6.4 million, will be seeking his third consecutive victory in the 1 ¼-mile, $500,000 race that was run as the Hollywood Gold Cup at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park when he won in 2012 and 2013. The 7-year-old Awesome Again gelding is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. The Gold Cup was first run in 1938 and has been won by such legendary horses as: Seabiscuit (1938), Noor (1950), Citation (1951), Swaps (1956), Round Table (1957), Gallant Man (1958), Native Diver (1965, '66, '67), Ack Ack (1971), Exceller (1978), Affirmed (1979), Ferdinand (1987), Best Pal (1993), Cigar (1995), and Lava Man (2005, '06, '07).
GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA HANDICAP
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