Bodexpress Retired

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Bodexpress winning the Clark | Coady

Fan favorite Bodexpress (Bodemeister–Pied a Terre, by City Zip), recent winner of the GI Clark H. at Churchill Downs Nov. 27, has been retired after suffering an undisclosed, career-ending injury in the race, according to a tweet late Sunday from trainer and part-owner Gustavo Delgado.

“With great regret, we announce the retirement of Bodexpress,” the tweet read. “He suffered a career-ending injury while winning the G1 Clark Handicap. A very talented colt, who finally showed his potential at CD. Thank you Bode for the journey & memories. To his fans, Thank you for your support!!!”

Bred in Kentucky by Martha Jane Mulholland, Bodexpress was bought back as a yearling at Keeneland September and again as a 2-year-old at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale and though he required eight starts to break his maiden, the bay colt ran future GSW & MGISP Shancelot (Shanghai Bobby) to a neck over seven furlongs in February 2019 and was runner-up to Maximum Security (New Year's Day) in the GI Florida Derby.

Unplaced in the GI Kentucky Derby, he famously tossed John Velazquez at the start of the GI Preakness S., and more recently romped by 11 1/4 lengths in an allowance at Gulfstream Park West Oct. 17 ahead of the Clark, where he outfinished Code of Honor (Noble Mission {GB}) by a length at odds of 11-1.

Also raced by Top Racing LLC and Global Thoroughbred, Bodexpress retires with a record of 4-4-3 from 17 starts and earnings of $694,600. Delgado said the colt is currently at the farm in Ocala pending stud plans.

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