Bodemeister

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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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Wednesday, April 25

LIAISON CONTINUES DERBY PREP WITH SIX-FURLONG BREEZE ISN’T HE CLEVER WITHDRAWN FROM DERBY 138 CONSIDERATION BODEMEISTER / LIAISON – Arnold Zetcher LLC’s Liaison worked six furlongs in 1:12.80 over a track labeled as “good” under Shaun Bridgmohan after the renovation break on a sunny and mild Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs. Working on his own […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Tuesday, April 24

BODEMEISTER WORKS FIVE FURLONGS; LIAISON A GO FOR DERBY 138 ASMUSSEN TRIO, MARK VALESKI ALL IN GOOD ORDER AFTER MONDAY WORKS BODEMEISTER / LIAISON – Zayat Stables LLC’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) contender Bodemeister, working in company with stablemate and Kentucky Oaks (GI) candidate Jemima’s Pearl, worked five furlongs in 1:00.80, […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Monday, April 23

ASMUSSEN BREEZES TRIO OF DERBY CONTENDERS MONDAY MARK VALESKI WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN :59.60 IN COMPANY OPTIMIZER BREEZES HALF-MILE IN :48.60 BODEMEISTER – Zayat Stables LLC’s Bodemeister galloped 1 ½ miles under exercise rider George Alvarez after the morning renovation break. The Arkansas Derby (Grade I) winner is scheduled to work Tuesday morning with trainer […]

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Bodemeister doesn’t scare off rivals, just scares them

While connections of some of the top Kentucky Derby contenders expressed confidence in their own runners Tuesday, they also couldn’t help but talk about one rival in particular.  Bodemeister’s nine and a half-length romp in Saturday’s Arkansas Derby stamped him as the colt to fear the most come Derby day. “Watching it from the sidelines, […]

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TCI: Arkansas Derby, Blue Grass, and ‘Tailgate’ are reviewed

Jon and Joel were at Keeneland on Saturday to witness both the Blue Grass Stakes and Hansen’s infamous “Tailgate” incident. Get their take on both, as well as their thoughts on just how good Bodemeister’s Arkansas Derby romp was. Do we have a new Derby favorite? Watch it. Comment.  

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Bodemeister

Bodemeister’s victory in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby on Saturday was the most eye-catching of the Kentucky Derby preps as the handsome bay son of Empire Maker strode away from his victims down the stretch at Oaklawn Park to win by nine and a half lengths. The performance holds further interest for students of pedigree […]

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Top finishers from Arkansas Derby arrive at Churchill Downs

Bodemeister, Secret Circle and Sabercat, the top three finishers from last Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (GI) at Oaklawn Park, are due to arrive at Churchill Downs on Monday afternoon via van from Lexington following a morning flight from Arkansas. Zayat Stables LLC’s Bodemeister won the Arkansas Derby in impressive fashion by a widening 9 […]

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Bodemeister seeks to end 130-year tradition

In his weekly column in the Racing Post, Sam Walker looks at the 130 years of history Bodemeister is attempting to overcome. The last horse to win the Kentucky Derby with no starts at the age of two was Apollo in 1882. Walker says: “Maybe 2012 is the year for making history? Connections of Bodemeister […]

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