Bodemeister

Fee: $30,000 S&N
Empire Maker - Untouched Talent,
by
Storm Cat, 2009 Bay

Brilliant by Design

Millionaire Grade 1 winner Bodemeister has the brilliance, beauty, and bloodlines to become the industry's next Big Sire.

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).

Bodemeister - Brilliant by Design
Bodemeister Overview
  • 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 1/4-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
  • First weanlings include 15 who sold for at least $100,000

Brilliant by Design: Bodemeister is by Classic winner/Classic sire Empire Maker, worldwide influence with 81 stakes horses and $52-million 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 are averaging $118,729 (23 sold) in 2014, while his in-foal mares are averaging $164,458.

"This industry needs more sires that can carry their speed a mile-and-a-quarter." -Bob Baffert

"I can't remember the last time a 3-year-old colt ran three straight Triple-digit Beyers around two turns before the Kentucky Derby like he did." -Elliott Walden

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 6 2 (1) 4 (3) 0 $1,304,800
Totals 6 2 (1) 4 (3) 0 $1,304,800

Won at 3

  • Arkansas Derby (gr. - I, 9f, by 9 ½, defeating Secret Circle, Atigun and Optimizer)
  • MSW at Santa Anita (8f, defeating Welter Weight and Stirred Up)

2nd at 3

  • Kentucky Derby (gr. - I, 10f, to I’ll Have Another, defeating Dullahan, Creative Cause, Union Rags, Hansen, Optimizer, Alpha, Gemologist, Prospective, and Take Charge Indy)
  • Preakness S. (gr. - I, 9 1/2f, to I’ll Have Another, defeating Creative Cause, Teeth of the Dog, Optimizer and Went the Day Well)
  • San Felipe S. (gr. - II, 8f, to Creative Cause, defeating Liaison and Rousing Sermon)
  • MSW at Santa Anita Park (5 ½f, to American Act, defeating Our Lucky Son and Immaculate)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

EMPIRE MAKER (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA) b. 1970 [BC]
KILLALOE (USA) b. 1970
GANA FACIL (USA)
ch. 1981
LE FABULEUX (FR) ch. 1961 [P]
CHAREDI (USA) dkb/br. 1976
TOUSSAUD (USA)*
dkb/br. 1989
EL GRAN SENOR (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
SEX APPEAL (USA) ch. 1970 *
IMAGE OF REALITY (USA)
b. 1976
IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
EDEE'S IMAGE (USA) dkb/br. 1969 *
UNTOUCHED TALENT (USA)
b. 2004
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
TERLINGUA (USA)
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
PARADE QUEEN (USA)
b. 1994
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA) br. 1974 [BC]
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA) b. 1980 *
SPANISH PARADE (USA)
dkb/br. 1988
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
NIJIT (USA) b. 1977
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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