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Bodemeister

 
 

Pedigree: Empire Maker-Untouched Talent ( Storm Cat )

Owner: ZAYAT STABLES, LLC

Trainer: BOB BAFFERT

 

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BODEMEISTER WINS ARKANSAS DERBY BY 9 1/2!

It was a good old-fashioned horse race at Oaklawn Park when Bodemeister went wire to wire to take the 76th running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday. No drama, no gimmicks; Bodemeister, a Bob Baffert trainee, simply rolled to the lead and stayed there, widening away to a nine-and-a-half-length lead.

Bodemeister, right, ridden by Mike Smith, led throughout in winning Saturday’s Arkansas Derby by nine and a half lengths. For Baffert, Derby Victory Would Be Best Medicine (April 14, 2012)

Bodemeister’s convincing victory paved his way to the Kentucky Derby.
“He was very, very impressive today,” said jockey Mike Smith, who was in the irons. “When I called on him, he just jumped into the bridle and ran.