Game On Dude retired after 3 straight losses

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude has been retired following three consecutive losses.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form that the 7-year-old gelding's recent defeats aren't fun for the horse and he's been too good to his connections to continue on.

Game On Dude won 16 of 34 career starts and had earnings of $6,498,893, including eight Grade 1 victories for his four owners, including Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre.

Game On Dude finished fourth in his last start in the Pacific Classic on Aug. 24, beaten 5 1/4 lengths by undefeated Shared Belief. Game On Dude won the Santa Anita Handicap in 2011, 2013 and this year.

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