INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Game On Dude carried Chantel Sutherland to victory in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, making her the first female jockey to win the 73-year-old race.
They teamed to win by 1 1/2 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday after losing the Grade 1 race by a nose last year.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert finished 1-2 for the second straight year with Game On Dude and second-place Richard’s Kid. In 2011, First Dude held off Game On Dude.
Game On Dude ran 1 1/4 miles on the synthetic Cushion Track in 2:04.19 and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 1-2 favorite. The 5-year-old gelding is co-owned by former Dodgers and Yankees manager Joe Torre, who wasn’t on hand.