The dual Classic runner-up competed at the highest levels from coast to coast, becoming one of the rare runners in history to post three Triple Digit Beyers around two turns prior to the Kentucky Derby (G1). His achievements include:
- Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award Finalist
- Only 3YO his year to post 4 Triple-Digit Beyers, incl. 109, 108
- First or second in all his starts, at five distances and four tracks
- Favorite in the Kentucky Derby after his brilliant 9 ½-length victory in the $1 Million Arkansas Derby (G1)
- Game runner-up in vintage renewals of the Kentucky Derby (G1) & Preakness S. (G1), after leading at every call prior to the wire in both
- Set historic fractions of :45 1/5 and 1:09 4/5 in the Derby (G1)...and kept going
- Tabbed a TDN Rising Star after brilliant 9 ¼-length MdSpWt win at Santa Anita
- By leading sire Empire Maker - Out of a Grade 1 juvenile by Storm Cat
- Dam has produced two multiple Grade 1 horses from her first three foals
- Rich pedigree contains 8 strains of *La Troienne
- Bred the best book of mares in his siring crop his first season: 4.41 CPI
- First in-foal mares include $1.85 million Careless Jewel
Brilliant by Design: Bodemeister is by Classic winner/Classic sire Empire Maker, worldwide influence with 81 stakes horses in just seven crops. Empire Maker's first significant son at stud is America's Leading Second Crop Sire - Pioneerof the Nile.
Bodemeister was bred to 173 mares his first year at stud, and was the Leading Freshman Sire by Covering Sire Average - $269,668. Bodemeister was then bred to 176 mares in 2014. His first weanlings sell this Fall.
"This industry needs more sires that can carry their speed a mile-and-a-quarter." -Bob Baffert