Bob Baffert discusses Derby contender Bodemeister, personal health

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by WHAS11 Sports

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 24 at 3:45 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As we continue to get closer to the Kentucky Derby bigger names will be on the backside.  WHAS11's Adam Lefkoe caught up with one of the biggest.

After a packed track on Monday it was much more subdued Tuesday morning as only one derby horse had an official work.  Arkansas derby winner and Bob Baffert horse Bodemeister.  With all the focus on one horse Baffert's health became the biggest topic.

Bob Baffert is less than a month out from suffering a heart attack in Dubai, but he still kept the mood light.

He was extremely pleased with the work from his horse Bodemeister, named after Baffert's 7-year-old son Bode.  Much like the colt's run to the roses, it's name was somewhat of a surprise.

Baffert says Bodemeister continues to improve with every work and with every race.  In terms of optimism, much like every Derby, Baffert says he's going to wait until the pill-pull.

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