MORRISTON, FL—Pleasant Acres Stallions has announced the arrival of Bodexpress, who will stand in Florida for the 2024 breeding season for a $3,500 fee.

“We are excited about the arrival of Bodexpress to our stallion barn,” Director of Stallion Services Christine Jones said. “It’s always impressive when we can bring a Grade 1 winner into the Florida breeding program.”

Bodexpress is a Grade 1 winner and multiple graded stakes-placed son of Bodemeister, winner of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and second in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands, who averaged more than $200,000 per start during his racing career.

To date, Bodemeister has sired two champions, 12 graded black-type winners, 28 stakes winners and 27 black type-placed runners.

Earning three triple digit Beyer Speed Figures during his racing career, Bodexpress won or placed in five stakes—four graded.

In the 2019, Grade 1 Expressbet Florida Derby, Bodexpress was runner-up to multiple grade 1-winner Maximum Security and beat Code of Honor. He defeated Code of Honor a second time, along with multiple graded stakes-winner By My Standards, in the Grade 1 Clark presented by Norton Healthcare.

Bodexpress is out of the City Zip daughter Pied a Terre, who is a half-sister to Grade 1-winning millionaire Stormy Lord and stakes-winner Incredicat. The immediate family also has produced multiple Grade 1 winner and course record-setter Influent, Grade 1-winner Whadjathink and six-time black type stakes-winner Explosive Kate, the third dam of Bodexpress.

Bodexpress joins Amira’s Prince (Ire), Chess Chief, Curlin’s Honor, Gone Astray, Gunnevera, Leinster, Magic On Tap, Mutasaabeq, Neolithic, No Never No More and Sweetontheladies on the stallion roster at the 220-acre farm located just northwest of Ocala.

For more information on Pleasant Acres Stallions, visit www.pleasantacresstallions.com or contact Christine Jones at 352-804-6618.

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