Cody Dorman Obituary: 17-year-old racing fan Cody Dorman dies after namesake horse wins Breeders’ Cup race

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Cody Dorman Obituary – Cause of Death: 17-year-old racing fan Cody Dorman dies after namesake horse wins Breeders’ Cup race.

Iconic racing fan, 17-year-old Cody Dorman, whose relationship with a horse who was named after him became an inspiration to the country died on his way home to Kentucky on Sunday.

Dorman was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome – an extremely rare chromosomal disorder that affects many body parts.

“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,” Kelly and Leslie Dorman, Cody’s parents, said in a statement. “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.”

“The entire Breeders’ Cup team is devastated by the news of Cody Dorman’s passing yesterday. His story captured our hearts and minds, and his strength, spirit, and determination were fittingly embodied by his namesake’s commanding performances in his honor. We send our sincere condolences to the Dormans, who gave our sport so much by welcoming us into their family,” Breeders’ Cup World Championships wrote in a social media post.

Thoughts and prayers to Cody’s family and friends.

Words fall short of expressing our grief for your loss, as we mourn with family and friends for this great loss. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of this promising being. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Please receive our heartfelt condolences.

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