Bodemeister

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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The Padua Stables Auction presents Photos of the Week 4.16.12

You can relive a weekend full of drama in these stunning photos. A weekend that included everything from ‘tail’-gate to Dullahan’s powerful closing kick in the Blue Grass Stakes to Bodemeister’s 9 1/2-length romp in the Arkansas Derby and so much more is worth seeing again. If you have photos you would like to submit […]

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Bodemeister crushes Arkansas Derby field

Zayat Stables Bodemeister absolutely crushed his 10 3-year-old rivals in the G1 Arkansas Derby on the closing day program at Oaklawn Park Saturday, winning by 9 1/2 lengths in the nine-furlong prep for the Kentucky Derby. Under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith, the Empire Maker colt broke well from the outside post, cruised up […]

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Bodemeister draws outside post, made favorite for Arkansas Derby

Eleven 3-year-olds are set for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) led by the Bob Baffert-trained duo of Bodemeister and Secret Circle as the top two betting choices, with the latter looking to sweep Oaklawn’s major prep races after wins earlier this season in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) and $500,000 Rebel Stakes (G2). The […]

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Santa Anita Derby field to include three Baffert runners

While Bob Baffert has confirmed he will have three runners in the Santa Anita Derby, it is unknown which three will be starting. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes told Daily Racing Form that Liaison and Blueskiesnrainbow will definitely run. Either Bodemeister or Paynter will be the third Baffert horse in the field. Whichever of those two […]

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Bodemeister gets down and dirty in work for Baffert

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 23, 2012)—Bob Baffert received an unexpected benefit for Bodemeister Friday morning when the San Felipe Stakes runner-up worked in company with Splendid Fortune. The two were part of a pack of 10 that went off simultaneously at the 8 o’clock break and also finished together. “I’ve never seen that happen before, ever,” […]

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Zayat: Paynter headed to Illinois instead of Sunland Derby

Promising three-year-old Paynter will be pointed to the Illinois Derby April 7 instead of the Sunland Derby March 25, his connections reported Thursday. “It’s better timing to the KY Derby than the Sunland Derby is,” tweeted Justin Zayat of Zayat Stables. Paynter has only raced once, but it was an impressive debut.  The son of […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Preview

In today’s edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel dive into Saturday’s $500,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn and talk about what to expect in Sabercat’s seasonal debut, along with favorite Secret Circle’s attempt at continuing to stretch out. They also discuss Gemologist vs. Currency Swap – Friday’s battle between a pair of […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Staying Healthy, Moving Forward

I don’t mean to contradict what the great Vince Lombardi was quoted (or misquoted) as saying during his time as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, but when it comes to prep races for the Kentucky Derby, winning not only isn’t everything, it isn’t the only thing, either. Sure, it’s nice to have a […]

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