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Bodemeister sent to Kentucky hospital for examination
DEL MAR, Calif. – Bodemeister, the runner-up in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in the spring, has been sent to a veterinary hospital in Lexington, Ky., for a physical evaluation, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday.
“We sent him for a complete examination,” Baffert said. “I’m not happy with the way he’s been training.”
Baffert said that Bodemeister was “on his way” to the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital on Wednesday. Results of the tests are expected in coming days.
Never worse than second, Bodemeister has won 2 of 6 starts and $1,304,800 for Zayat Stables. A colt by Empire Maker, Bodemeister won the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in April, his lone stakes win.
In the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, Bodemeister led by three lengths with a furlong remaining, but finished 1 1/2 lengths behind I’ll Have Another. In the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 19, Bodemeister again led by three lengths with a furlong remaining, but was caught by I’ll Have Another, losing by a neck.
Bodemeister has been with Baffert’s stable at Del Mar in recent weeks, but has not had a recorded workout since July 8 at Santa Anita.
Maybe the Derby and Preakness was too much, too soon. Bode had a pretty tough spring/winter. Hopefully he comes back next year.
ive heard that junkies when forced to give up their meds when they can no longer get their fix go through withdrawl and end up needing medical help.not saying this is similar or the same ,but seriously with all the medication given to these racehorses is it any wonder they are unreliable.
u got to hand it to Baffert for taking the appropriate action to make sure this really nice horse stays safe and sound! GOOD JOB MR. BAFFERT!
Geez..if any more horses get hurt or knocked out, there won't be a Breeder's Cup.
Speaking of sick horses recovering, look for a possible Paynter-Gemologist rematch in the PENN Derby , Sept. 22. Paynter is back on the track and " doing well", and BB has mentioned the Penn D. (or JCGC) . and Gem is working at the Spa this Sunday and Tim Wilkin specs Gem is pointing at the Penn. Could be exciting if both are healthy. Edge to Paynter ?
HAY OATS WATER. All in caps.
breeding isnt a science if it was there be triple crown winners every yr serena song wnning colores silverbulletday surfside ladys secret azeri the list goes on they ev produced a derby or tripple crown winnner ! smartyjones om illgetalong was a 25k claimer
i have ben listining to u guys talk trash for yrs on horses trainer etc. i have watched bob bafferts career for yrs when was the last time the guy sreved a suspion ? when was he last time he had a horse not finish a race the guy isa class act he doe what is best for his horses he treats all his horses with there best interest first
Calm down. Let's just do what's best for the horse. To hell with the rest. Granted, the sport will take another hit if Bodemeister doesn't continue on the track. So many racers, not just 3 year olds, have been retired due to injuries this year. Focus on the wonderful field of horses that continue to see action. May I suggest Game On Dude as an example.
i listen to u people talk about horse racing like u all know whats best fr someone elses horses ! these are nice horses worth millions there not 50k claimers ! did any of u ever own a horses ? work backside of a track ? u al talk a good game but do any of u have a clue other than ready a racing form ? did u ever see a horse after a race ? none of u have a clue what it takes to get a horse to the races ! u cant inject horses with everything u think they can before races injecting joints isnt what u think it is
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