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Stud News: Fast Filly is Bodemeister’s First Starter, First Winner

I'll Have Another with Mario Gutierrez wins the Kentucky Derby

Bodemeister leads the Kentucky Derby field at Churchill Downs on May 4th 2012.

(Alex Evers/ Eclipse Sportswire)

Another young stud has gotten off to a fast start, with his first starter becoming his first winner. Bodemeister, whose initial crop has been well received by buyers at both yearling and two year old sales, now boasts a very quick filly named Bode's Dream, who won a maiden special weight race at Gulfstream Park on May 11, 2016. She had been working very well in the mornings, so she became the deserved favorite in the race, but disaster seemed to loom when she broke badly and was left behind. But she quickly rallied and went to the lead, setting fractions of 21.88 and 44.82 in the four and a half furlong contest, winning in 51.26.

Bode's Dream is out of the graded stakes winning Smoke Glacken mare, Frolic's Dream, and is a half sister to another rapid filly, Mokat, who placed in the Santa Anita Oaks-G1. As a weanling, Bode's Dream sold for $135,000 at Keeneland November, and was a $300,000 yearling at Keeneland September. Then, despite working 9 4/5 at OBS March, she was bought back for $340,000. Her owner is St. Elias Stable, and she is trained by Todd Pletcher..

BodeWinStar1_resizedBodemeister stands at Winstar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, for $30,000, stands and nurses. He won the Arkansas Derby-G1, and finished second in both the Kentucky Derby-G1 and the Preakness S-G1, being beaten in both by I'll Have Another. His dam, Untouched Talent, by Storm Cat, was very precocious, winning the Sorrento S.-G3 and the Juan Gonzalez Memorial S. at two, while finishing second in both the Del Mar Debutante S.-G1 and the Alcibiades S.-G1. Like Pioneer of the Nile, Bodemeister is a son of Empire Maker, a sire line that only seems to get hotter and hotter.

-- Roberta Smoodin