Cody Dorman, the 17-year-old Kentuckian at the heart of the most emotionally-charged story during this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, died Nov. 5 on his way home after watching his namesake Cody`s Wish win his second consecutive Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), according to the Dorman family.
"We are heartbroken to share the news that our beloved Cody suffered a medical event on our trip home to Kentucky yesterday and he has passed away," read a statement from the family. "On Saturday, Cody watched his best friend, Cody's Wish, display his usual perseverance and toughness in winning a second Breeders' Cup. Those are the same characteristics Cody has showed time and again for the 18 years we were blessed to have him. We have been completely amazed to experience the impact Cody has had on so many people, through the journey that this wondrous racehorse has taken us all on. From Churchill Downs, to Keeneland, to Saratoga to Santa Anita this weekend, we could not move 20 feet without someone stopping to tell us just that."
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