Idiomatic, Cody's Wish Named Eclipse Champions

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Juddmonte homebred Idiomatic (Curlin) was named Eclipse champion older dirt female during ceremonies Thursday in Florida following a tour de force 2023 campaign which saw her win three Grade I events. The 4-year-old filly, from the same family which gave Juddmonte its 2014 champion mare Close Hatches, was second in the GII Ruffian S. in May before sweeping to victories in the GIII Shawnee S., GII Delaware H., GI Personal Ensign S., GI Spinster S., and GI Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Godolphin homebred Cody's Wish (Curlin) was named Eclipse champion older male in an emotionally charged moment at Thursday night's ceremony in Florida. The 5-year-old won his second straight GI Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile with a display of grit and class in his final career start last November at Santa Anita with his namesake Cody Dorman in attendance. The victory was made more poignant when Dorman, who suffered from a rare genetic disorder, passed away the following day.

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