What's wrong with Bodemeister? He's in Ky. to find out

awincze@herald-leader.comAugust 15, 2012 

Bodemeister led the field right after the start of the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Saturday May 5, 2012. Photo by Sam Riche


Bodemeister, winner of the Grade I Arkansas Derby and runner up in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, was being shipped to WinStar Farm on Wednesday afternoon and will be evaluated by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, majority owner Ahmed Zayat posted on his Twitter account.

"Bode arrived at Winstar for diagnostic procedure. He has an appointment tomorrow at Rood n Riddle to tell us what's wrong with him," Zayat posted.

The Bob Baffert-trained colt has not started since his second-place finish behind I'll Have Another in the Preakness Stakes and has not had a published workout since July 8. The son of Empire Maker missed an expected start in the Grade I Haskell when he spiked a temperature at Santa Anita Park in mid July.

"No one here in Ca knows what's wrong with him," Zayat said in another Twitter post.

Owned by Zayat Stables and Mike and Tiffany Moreno, Bodemeister is slated to stand stud at WinStar Farm upon his retirement.

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