By BETH HARRIS
AP Racing Writer
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ The home team is looking pretty powerful for the Breeders' Cup.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and Rafael Bejarano teamed to win three of the five Grade 1 stakes worth $250,000 each at Santa Anita on Saturday, including the Awesome Again with Game On Dude before an on-track crowd of 17,565.
The 5-year-old gelding earned an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 3 at Santa Anita, a race he finished second in last year at Churchill Downs.
"I was hoping for this kind of outcome," Baffert said. "They were all coming into their races really well. We still have a ways to go, and as long as they all stay healthy and keep moving forward, that's the main goal."
Game On Dude returned to the winner's circle under new jockey Rafael Bejarano after they won by 3 1/4 lengths.