2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle Retired From Racing

Posted by Press Release on 03/11/2019

FORT WORTH, TX—MARCH 10, 2019—AQHA Past-President Johnny Trotter confirmed over the weekend his 2018 AQHA Racing World Champion Bodacious Eagle has been retired from racing and is now being trained for "Halter" by Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas. 

"He doesn't owe us anything more," said Trotter. "He has achieved so much on the racetrack and it was time for him to move on from his racing career. I would like for him to become a Supreme Champion with his achievements on the racetrack, and now hopefully in the performance arena." 

The son of leading sire One Famous Eagle just completed a (7) 3-2-2 record in 2018 with wins in the Champion of Champions(G1), All American Gold Cup(G1)) and Z Wayne Griffin Directors Invitational-Div. 1. He earned $453,600 and was named AQHA World Champion, Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Gelding. He was under the care of trainers Justin Joiner and Michael Joiner last season. 

In five years at the track the sorrel gelding won 14 of 33 career starts and earned $1,293,444. He was also victorious in the Texas Classic Derby(G1), Leo Stakes(RG1), Eastex Stakes(G2), Dash For Cash Derby(G2) and Higheasterjet Handicap(G3). At 2, Bodacious Dash qualified for the All American Futurity(G1), Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity(G1), Rainbow Futurity(G1) and was third in the Ruidoso Futurity(G1). 

Bred in Oklahoma by La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC, Bodacious Eagle is out of the Corona Cartel mare Bodacious Dream. AQHA Racing Champion and champion producer Dashing Phoebe, by Dash For Cash, is the second dam.

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