Multiple Stakes Winner High Cotton Retired

Multiple Stakes Winner High Cotton Retired
Photo: Jeffrey Snyder
High Cotton
Peachtree Stable’s 4-year-old High Cotton, a three-time stakes winner for trainer Todd Pletcher, has been retired to stud, Peachtree Stable president John Fort announced.

Bred by William S. Farish and Ogden Mills Phipps, the son of Dixie Union, out of the A.P. Indy mare Happy Tune, captured the Northern Dancer Breeders’ Cup (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park, and Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico. He also placed in the grade II Ohio Derby, Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, and Iroquois Stakes.

Purchased by Fort for $110,000 at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale, High Cotton retires with four victories, three seconds, and two thirds in 17 starts for career earnings of $462,574.

High Cotton showed good tactical speed, racing on or near pace, winning from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. He is inbred to Northern Dancer, Seattle Slew, and Mr. Prospector.

He will remain at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., until stud plans are finalized.






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