High Cotton, a graded stakes-winning son of Dixie Union, will enter stud at Michael O'Farrell's Ocala Stud Farm near Ocala, Fla. His fee is $5,000.
Retired from racing in August, High Cotton won or placed in nine of 17 races and earned $462,574 for John Fort's Peachtree Stable while trained by Todd Pletcher. As a 3-year-old last year, he won the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico and the Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs in consecutive starts, and then was beaten a neck in a runner-up effort in the Ohio Derby (gr. II). Earlier in the year, he captured the Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park.
At 2 at Churchill Downs, High Cotton ran second in the Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) and Iroquois (gr. III) Stakes.
Bred in Kentucky by William S. Farish and Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, High Cotton is a half-brother to graded winner Symphony Sid. His dam, Happy Tune (by A.P. Indy), is a half-sister to champion Storm Song and grade II winner Diamond Omi.