|Santa Anita Big Cap goes to Game On Dude|
In a fairly big upset it was one of the 4 horses trainer Bob Baffert entered on the day that took the Santa Anita Big Cap this Saturday.
Game On Dude from the far outside post 11 was guided to victory in the race by Chantal Sutherland, the former Canadian female superstar. Chantal becomes the first woman jockey to ever win the Santa Anita Handicap.
The win was certainly not easy because after holding on by a neck for the win against Setsuko and jockey Victor Espinoza. She later had to endure a lengthy stewards inquiry. There was a ton of bumping at the head of the lane between the heavy favorite Twirling Candy, Setsuko and the eventual winner Game On Dude. In a controversial decision it was decided that Twirling Candy started the contact and therefore the results remained unchanged.
Jockey Victor Espinoza was livid after the race, claiming he should have been awarded the win.
In a side note a bridge jumper may have been involved in the show pool on Twirling Candy, as the 3 finishers paid large amounts to show.
Game On Dude returned a healthy 31.60 for the win, he returned 14.40 to show.
Setsuko returned 25.00 for show and Quindici Man returned 48.20 for the show.
Chantal Sutherland was one of the featured jockeys on the former "Jockeys" show that aired on animal planet.