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Careless Jewel first mare pronounced in foal to Bodemeister
Grade 1 winner Careless Jewel is the first mare pronounced in foal to classic-placed Grade 1 winner Bodemeister, who is standing his first season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky.
The 7-year-old Tapit mare was confirmed in foal on a 15-day scan over the weekend. Careless Jewel produced her first foal, a Street Cry colt, last year, and gave birth to a Medaglia d'Oro colt in January.
Careless Jewel, a $40,000 purchase by Donver Stables at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale, won five of seven career starts, earning $1,013,346. She captured three graded stakes events by a combined margin of 21 3/4 lengths, winning the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks, romping by 11 lengths in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, and also scoring in the Grade 2 Cotillion Stakes. Her campaign made her a finalist for the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly of 2009, with the award eventually going to Rachel Alexandra.
Following her racing career, Careless Jewel was purchased for $1,950,000 by Michael Moreno's Southern Equine Stables at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale.
Careless Jewel is one of four winners out of the unraced Hennessy mare Sweet and Careless, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Subordination, stakes winner Domination, and multiple stakes producer Lady Ethel. Their dam, the winning Desert Wine mare Not So Careless, is a half-sister to Grade 1 winners Cacoethes and Fabulous Notion and to stakes winner Margaret Booth.
Bodemeister never finished worse than second in six career starts, earning $1,304,800. The Empire Maker colt romped by 9 1/2 lengths in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby in just his fourth career start to earn his place in the Kentucky Derby starting gate. He finished second in the classic to I'll Have Another after setting the pace, then lost to the same rival by a neck in the Preakness Stakes.
Bred by Audley Farm in Virginia, Bodemeister was campaigned by Zayat Stables, with Southern Equine later buying an interest. He is out of the Grade 3-winning Storm Cat mare Untouched Talent, who sold to Coolmore for $5 million at last November's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale.
Bodemeister, who is standing for a fee of $30,000 when the foal stands and nurses at WinStar, is booked full for 2013. Among the mares in his book is classic producer Mining My Own, a finalist for Kentucky's Broodmare of the Year. The Smart Strike mare's three foals to race are all stakes winners—2009 Kentucky Derby winner and Canadian champion juvenile Mine That Bird; three-time Grade 1 winner Dullahan; and stakes winner Brother Bird.
Bodemeister's first book also includes Grade 3 winner Awesomemundo, and Apt, a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Classic winner and champion Blame.