Posted: Tuesday August 21, 2012 2:33 PM

Bodemeister retiring after shoulder injury found

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) - Bodemeister, the second-place finisher in this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, has been retired to stud after an injury to his left shoulder was found.

WinStar Farm announced the decision Tuesday and said the colt is expected to fully recovery, though not soon enough for this fall's Breeders' Cup.

Trainer Bob Baffert says in a statement from WinStar that Bodemeister, who is named for Baffert's son Bode, likely was hurt recently during training at Del Mar Racetrack. Baffert says the horse stumbled significantly and threw his exercise rider to the ground.

Bodemeister won the Arkansas Derby in April by 9 1/2 lengths and retires with earnings of $1,304,800 for owners Zayat Stables LLC and Mike and Tiffany Moreno.

 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Chris Johnson Jameis Winston NFL Draft Michael Sam Aldon Smith
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint