Bodemeister

Bodemeister ‘too fast for his own good’

One of the universal takeaways from the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs was the almost unreal feat of athleticism performed by the Bob Baffert-trained Bodemeister. Setting nearly impossible Kentucky Derby fractions of 22.32 (fifth-fastest quarter), 45.39 (fifth-fastest half-mile) and 1:09.80 (fourth-fastest six furlongs) perhaps the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening is right when he […]

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Bodemeister headlines 11 Keeneland Sales alumni entered in KY Derby

Eleven three-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 138th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) are Keeneland sales graduates, highlighted by morning-line favorite Bodemeister, Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner Dullahan, and fellow Grade 1 stakes winners Creative Cause, Gemologist, Take Charge Indy, I’ll Have Another and Liaison. Keeneland sales alumni Animal Kingdom (Kentucky Derby), […]

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Kentucky Confidential: Richard Migliore on the Derby, being in the media

John Scheinman talks with former jockey Richard Migliore about his Derby experiences, his new career as a TV analyst and his top choices for Kentucky Derby 138. To watch the interview, visit Kentucky Confidential.

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Andrew Beyer and the Kentucky Derby

John Scheinman at Kentucky Confidential asks Andrew Beyer 10 questions about the Derby this year and in years past. They discuss Bodemeister and his monster figure and how he is one of the horses Beyer likes for this year’s Derby. Beyer does not give out his final pick in the interview. He does give his […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Owner Ahmed Zayat

In just five years, Ahmed Zayat’s Zayat Stables has had a major impact in the Kentucky Derby. His first two runners, Z Fortune and Z Humor, were far back in the 2008 Derby won by Big Brown, but Pioneerof the Nile carried his powder blue and yellow colors to a second-place finish behind Mine That […]

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Bodemeister sizzles over the slop in 5-furlong drill

Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Bodemeister continued his preparation for the 138th Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by drilling five furlongs in 59.48 seconds over a muddy Churchill Downs strip April 29. The son of Empire Maker galloped out one mile in 1:40.26 under rider Martin Garcia. Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with the work, noting […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Friday, April 27

Kentucky Derby weather forecast:Saturday, May 5: Sunny, High 81, Low 58 I’LL HAVE ANOTHER WORKS 6F IN 1:13.40 AT HOLLYWOOD PARK SATURDAY DRILLS POSSIBLE FOR HANSEN, UNION RAGS, DULLAHAN ALPHA, DONE TALKING SLATED FOR WORKS AT BELMONT, LAUREL  ALPHA – Godolphin Racing’s Alpha galloped 1¼ miles at Belmont Park Friday morning. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said […]

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Virginia-bred Bodemeister hails from former home of Sir Barton

Bodemeister is set to be the first Virginia-bred to run in the Kentucky Derby since Semoran in 1996 and, should he win, the first Virginia-bred winner since Sea Hero in 1993.  The Virginia Thoroughbred Association’s blog writes that Bodemeister’s appearance couldn’t come at a better time for the Virginia Thoroughbred industry. When Edward P. Evans […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Thursday, April 26

Kentucky Derby weather forecast:Saturday, May 5: Scattered Thunderstorms with a 30% chance of rain, High 80, Low 61 TAKE CHARGE INDY HAS “BRILLIANT WORK” AT PALM MEADOWS UNION RAGS, WENT THE DAY WELL ARRIVE FROM KEENELAND ALPHA – Godolphin Racing’s Alpha, second in his most recent start in the Wood Memorial (Grade I), is scheduled […]

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Minority interest in KY Derby hopeful Bodemeister sold

Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables confirmed today that a minority interest in Kentucky Derby hopeful Bodemeister has been sold to Mike and Tiffany Moreno of Southern Equine Stables, reports the Blood-Horse. Zayat declined to comment on the sale price but said it was “a very healthy, lucrative arrangement for us.” Bodemeister will continue to be […]

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