Game On Dude heads nine nominated to Gold Cup

06/20/2014 5:15 PM

06/20/2014 5:22 PM

Arcadia, CA ( - Defending two-time winner Game On Dude is one of nine older racehorses nominated for the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 28.

The Gold Cup is a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" race which gives the winner a guaranteed spot in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic this year on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

The 1 1/4-mile Gold Cup was formerly the Hollywood Gold Cup conducted at Hollywood Park which closed last December.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Game On Dude won last year's Gold Cup in front running fashion by a length over Kettle Corn with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith riding. The gelding, co-owned by Joe Torre, won the 2012 renewal with Chantal Sutherland in the saddle.

Also nominated is last year's fourth-place finisher Clubhouse Ride along with Footbridge, Fury Kapcori, Charles Town Classic winner Imperative, Lideris, Majestic Harbor, Salto Del Indio and Sky Kingdom, third last year behind Game On Dude.

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service