Strong Performances Kick Off Cotton Stakes








In this business, it’s often hard to really stand out because there are just so many great trainers. But Lloyd Cox puts together solid run after solid run, and that has really caused him to be a huge force in the show pen!

That proved to be the case yet again in the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at the Cotton Stakes when he claimed 4 of the top 5 spots, including the Championship on Second Spot (Spots Hot x Reycy Moon), owned by Barker Ranch Cutting Horses. 

Lloyd Cox & Second Spot

Lloyd and Second Spot threw down a 224.5 to top the field by a big 4-point margin, and they banked $7,500 for the win! Altogether, Lloyd earned $19,616 for his runs in the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals! 

Video by Karley Clearman

Matt Gaines and Metallic Drifter (Metallic Cat x Ruby Bagonia), owned by James Vangilder, also had a solid performance which earned them a 220.5 and the Reserve Championship, worth $6,300.

Matt Gaines & Metallic Drifter

4-Year-Old Open Finals

Lloyd Cox kept the momentum going from his win in the 5/6-Year-Old to also have some major success in the 4-Year-Old Open Finals!

He and and Ms Baby Cakes (Metallic Cat x Special Nu Baby), owned by Barker Ranch Cutting Horses, marked a smoking 226 to add another Championship to Lloyd’s tally for the Cotton Stakes!

Lloyd & Ms Baby Cakes

They banked $7,500 for the win! 

Video by Karley Clearman

Boyd Rice was Reserve Champion after marking a 224.5 riding Royal Red Brow (High Brow Cat x Tootsie Rey) for owners Center Ranch. The Reserve title was worth $6,300.