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Codex (horse)

Codex
Sire Arts And Letters
Dam Roundup Rose
Grandsire Ribot
Damsire Minnesota Mac
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1977
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Tartan Stable
Owner Tartan Stable
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Record 15: 6-2-1
Earnings $534,576
Summary
Codex is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Roundup Rose by Arts And Letters. He was born around 1977 in the United States, and was bred by Tartan Stable.
Major wins

Santa Anita Derby (1980)
Hollywood Derby (1980)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1980)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Codex (1977–1984) was an American thoroughbred racehorse foaled in Florida. He was out of the Minnesota Mac mare, Roundup Rose, by the Belmont Stakes winning stallion, Arts And Letters.

Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Codex was not nominated for the 1980 Kentucky Derby. He is best known for beating the Kentucky Derby winning filly, Genuine Risk, in the Preakness Stakes, becoming Lukas' first Triple Crown race winner.

Upon retirement, Codex produced only three crops of foals before being found in his stall, paralyzed. On August 20, 1984, he was euthanized.

Lost Code, out of his last crop, is best known for outrunning both Cryptoclearance and Gulch in the Oaklawn Handicap.

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