Cody had watched his cherished friend, Cody's Wish, exhibit his unwavering perseverance and resilience to clinch a second Breeders' Cup victory. These remarkable traits were the same qualities that Cody himself displayed throughout his 18-year journey.

The Dorman family's statement further expressed their profound appreciation for the impact Cody had on countless individuals. 

They recounted the incredible journey that the remarkable racehorse had taken them on, from Churchill Downs to Keeneland, Saratoga to Santa Anita, where their encounters with well-wishers and supporters were ceaseless.

The horse racing community is in mourning 

In a separate statement, the Breeders' Cup organization conveyed their deep sadness at Cody Dorman's passing. They acknowledged that his story had captured the hearts and minds of the racing community. 

Cody's strength, spirit, and determination were fittingly embodied by his namesake, Cody's Wish, whose remarkable performances were a tribute to his young friend.

The Breeders' Cup extended their sincere condolences to the Dorman family, recognizing the immense contribution they made to the sport by warmly welcoming the racing community into their lives.

Cody's Wish, under the guidance of trainer William Mott, has secured victory in 10 of his 15 races and has garnered a devoted following due to the touching story of Cody and his equine namesake. The racing world mourns the loss of a remarkable young man and celebrates the enduring connection between Cody and Cody's Wish.

Source: The Mirror