Bred: Adena Springs (KY)
Color: dark bay or brown
Birthdate: April 26, 2007
Sire: Awesome Again
Dam: Worldly Pleasure, by Devil His Due
Game On Dude almost duplicated his sire’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) triumph, but was caught in the shadow of the wire in the 2011 Classic at Churchill Downs. His runner-up finish was a bit short of the 1998 Classic victory by Awesome Again.
Nevertheless, Game On Dude was back on his game in 2012, earning his third career Grade 1 win in the Hollywood Gold Cup, and then adding a fourth Grade 1 victory in the race named after his sire when winning the Awesome Again Stakes.
The 5-year-old Awesome Again gelding out of the Devil His Due mare Worldly Pleasure was bred by multiple Eclipse Award-winning breeder Adena Springs and is owned by the partnership of Lanni Family Trust, Bernard Schiappa, Mercedes Stable and Joe Torre’s Diamond Pride.
Game On Dude is trained by Racing Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. Among the major victories scored by Game On Dude are the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap and the Goodwood Stakes, both Grade 1 races on his home track.