Cottonwood Farm
Cottonwood Farm

  
Cottonwood Farm

Cottonwood Farm

Welcome to Cottonwood Farm online.
2007 marks our 23rd year of operating of Cottonwood Farm. On behalf of Sarah, Marty and Terry Hunt we would like to give a special thank you to all our customers who have become friends, and to each of our employees who have become like family. None of this would be possible without you.

Now for over two decades at Cottonwood Farm our only goal remains to breed, raise and sell outstanding equine athletes. Our plan to accomplish that goal is simply summarized in our motto -

"Raising the standard of breeding excellence...again"

Over the years we have been blessed with some great stallions, outstanding broodmares, and a tremendous group of employees who share that commitment and dedication.

We always welcome the opportunity to show you first hand what Cottonwood Farm is all about.

The farm yearlings are in being prepped for our upcoming sale. Yearlings are now being shown in the afternoons from Monday through Saturday. Weather permitting, yearlings may also be turned out for prospective buyers to evaluate. Please call Brent Johnson (630) 204-3395 to schedule an appointment to see the farm's consignment.

Cottonwood sired horses are winning all over North America. On our Recent Winners page we have highlighted some of these winners. Space doesn't allow us to list them all, so we only show those horses winning a purse of at least $7,500.

Our 14th annual yearling sale will be held on September 9th. Catalogs are now available at the Chicagoland tracks as well as DuQuoin. If you have already requested a catalog through our website, you should have received your copy directly from the printer. If you haven't already been added to the list, we will send your catalog to you from the farm office.

Before that time you can access the yearling sale entries online by hip number, dam, sire or consignor. If you want all the details, the pedigree pages are also available here at our online catalog (this is a large pdf file, so please be patient while it loads). These files will also be updated periodically leading up to the sale date, so please check back for any changes in performance records. Those updates will be highlighted in red print in the catalog pages.

The foaling season is now over but you can still take a peek in the nursery and pick your future champions by visiting our 2007 Foal Arrivals page.

Until you can get here in person please enjoy our website, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Contact Information
Telephone
(630) 556-3392
FAX
(630) 556-3401
Mailing address
P.O. Box 131
Big Rock, IL 60511
Shipping address
6 S 706 Dauberman Rd.
Big Rock, IL 60511
E-mail addresses
Terry Hunt at tdhunt@cottonwoodfarm.com
Brent Johnson, Farm Manager at bjohnson@cottonwoodfarm.com
Pete Barenie, Business Manager at pbarenie@cottonwoodfarm.com
Bonny Hunt, Office Manager at bonny@cottonwoodfarm.com

September 9, 2007 is the date of our 14th annual Cottonwood Farm Yearling Sale

We invite you to make plans to attend our 14th annual yearling sale. Cottonwood Farm, our partners and guest consignors will be selling some outstanding prospects again this year.

Our yearling sale catalogs are out. You can pick up a copy at the DuQuoin State Fair, or at any of the Illinois race tracks. We cannot add any new names to the direct mail list at this time, but we would be happy to send a copy to you from the farm. We will need you to complete the catalog request form shown below to make sure that we have your proper contact information. Thanks.

If you can't wait for your copy, we also have the complete pedigrees available through our online catalog. This is a large pdf file that will take some time to load, so please be patient. The online catalog will also be updated periodically right up to sale time - changes and updates will be highlighted in red print in the pedigree pages.

We also have the yearlings in the sale summarized by hip number, dam, sire and consignor.

Pedigree pages and indices are created in PDF format. You may need to download the newest free version of Adobe Acrobat to make full use of the forms.

 


 

2007 Yearling Sale Catalog Request Form

Name

Mailing Address:

Street

City

State Zip Code

Phone Number

E-mail Address


 

 

We have archived the results for the yearling sales from 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001. Just click on the year of your choice to see the details from our previous sales.


Breed in Illinois...and take on the world
Recent Cottonwood Sired Winners

(only races with a minimum $7,500 purse reported)



Horse


Sire
Dam
Date

Track
Condition
Purse
Time

Big John C

Art's Conquest
Incredashell
8/28/07

DuQuoin
AA County Fair Challenge
$12,500
1:52.4

Kiss Of Heaven

Cole Muffler
Time For Art
8/27/07

DuQuoin
Time Dancer S.
$30,000
1:52

My Perfect Rhyme

Cole Muffler
Panfastic
8/27/07

Chester
F & M Winners Over
$25,000
1:53

Amazing Marker

Cole Muffler
Tising Tising
8/26/07

Balmoral
Pacific Series Final
$12,000
1:54.1

Cool Cal

Cole Muffler
Annacrombie
8/26/07

Flamboro
Conditioned Pace
$10,260
1:55.2

Matrix's Z Tam

Cole Muffler
Broadway Creation
8/25/07

Tioga Downs
Late Closer
$8,500
1:53

Blagojevich

Cole Muffler
Political Promise
8/25/07

Balmoral
Big Dog Series Final
$12,000
1:53

Nowaytotreatalady

Cole Muffler
Lady Ann Mathew
8/23/07

Mohawk
Conditioned Pace
$18,050
1:52.4

Dr McSteamie

Art's Conquest
Stohliwithatwist
8/18/07

Indianapolis
Horseman 2 YO Colt
$24,250
1:55.2

Booze Cruzin

Art's Conquest
Cruzin Suzin
8/18/07

Indianapolis
Horseman 3 YO Colt
$36,500
1:51.2

Kiss Of Heaven

Cole Muffler
Time For Art
8/17/07

Springfield
Illinois 3 YO Filly Champ
$50,000
1:50.3

Definitely Maybe

Cole Muffler
Broadway Lead
8/11/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$16,000
1:54.1h

Chevie Classic Rod

Art's Conquest
Chevie Classic
8/6/07

Lexington Red Mile
Kentucky Fair Stake
$10,000
1:56.2

Schmoley

Art's Conquest
Seebreeze
8/5/07

Hawthorne
Forest View Final
$15,000
1:55.4

NJ's Mustang Sally

Art's Conquest
A Passing Breeze
8/5/07

Lincoln
Downstate Classic
$7,771
2:01.3h

Omaha Survivor

Ideal Towne
RN Labelle
8/4/07

Hawthorne
Fox Valley Dynamic Final
$71,500
1:52.1

Townes Party Girl

Ideal Towne
Third Party
8/4/07

Hawthorne
Broadway Tax (Cons)
$10,000
1:55.3

Booze Cruzin

Art's Conquest
Cruzin Suzin
8/4/07

Hawthorne
Master Shawn Final
$61,500
1:51

Sneaky B Skipalong

Cole Muffler
Sneakin' Suspicion
8/4/07

Hawthorne
Master Shawn (Cons)
$10,000
1:52

Life's Z Tam

Cole Muffler
Life At The Top A
8/3/07

Hawthorne
Stickney Series Final
$15,300
1:52.4

My Perfect Rhyme

Cole Muffler
Panfastic
8/2/07

Chester
Conditioned Pace
$16,000
1:53.2

Dances On The Wind

Cole Muffler
Winbak Pam
8/2/07

Mohawk
Conditioned Pace
$16,150
1:53

Booze Cruzin

Art's Conquest
Cruzin Suzin
7/28/07

Hawthorne
Master Shawn
$12,000
1:52.1

All Is Saidanddone

Cole Muffler
Artoday
7/28/07

Hawthorne
Master Shawn
$12,000
1:53.2

Cole Me Big Papa

Cole Muffler
Small Treasure
7/28/07

Hazel Park
Open
$9,400
1:52.2

Part Time Lover

Cole Muffler
Who Caught Who
7/25/07

Hawthorne
Broadway Tax S.
$10,000
1:56

Omaha Survivor

Ideal Towne
R N Labelle
7/24/07

Hawthorne
Fox Valley Dynamic S.
$10,000
1:54.2

Bolero Tallia

Art's Conquest
Bolero Takara
7/19/07

Hippodrome
Quebec Plus Elite Final
$40,320
1:53.1

Too Much Pepper

Cole Muffler
Torpedo Express
7/17/07

Hawthorne
Fox Valley Dynamic S.
$10,000
1:55

Coldhearted Revenge

Art's Conquest
Cold Fusion
7/14/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$37,500
1:50.1

Cool Cal

Cole Muffler
Annacrombie
7/13/07

Flamboro
Conditioned Pace
$8,448
1:54.3

Prairie Dream

Cole Muffler
Brettatross
7/11/07

Chester
Ted Leonard S
$12,500
1:55.3

Third Day

Cole Muffler
Artoday
7/7/07

Hawthorne
Winners Over
$15,500
1:51.3

Somethingtobehold

Cole Muffler
Trouble Intheranks
7/7/07

Hawthorne
$19,000 Claimer
$8,900
1:54.2

Constant Change

Cole Muffler
Flashing By
6/30/07

Hawthorne
Conditioned Pace
$10,000
1:51.1

Brian And Kellie

Art's Conquest
She's Redhot
6/29/07

Hawthorne
Conditioned Pace
$8,500
1:52.3

Bolero Tallia

Art's Conquest
Bolero Takara
6/27/07

Monticello
Lady Catskill S.
$20,000
1:53.4h

Third Day

Cole Muffler
Artoday
6/23/07

Hawthorne
Conditioned Pace
$10,000
1:51.4

Nowaytotreatalady

Cole Muffler
Lady Ann Mathew
6/21/07

Mohawk
Conditioned Pace
$15,980
1:54.1

More Than A Story

Cole Muffler
Political Promise
6/18/07

Yonkers
$50,000 Claimer
$22,500
1:54h

Littlebitoflife

Cole Muffler
Heaven And Earth
6/16/07

Balmoral
Hanover S.
$26,000
1:53.3

Life In My Day

Cole Muffler
Sunnie's Lady
6/16/07

Meadowlands
$50,000 Claimer
$29,000
1:51.1

All Is Saidanddone

Cole Muffler
Artoday
6/16/07

Decatur
Downstate Classic
$9,739
1:56.2h

Mystical Lauren

Cole Muffler
Cyber Wave
6/16/07

Decatur
Downstate Classic
$15,015
2:00.3h

Kashitin

Art's Conquest
Japonica N
6/15/07

Maywood
$25,000 Claimer
$10,300
1:51.1h

Art's Ticket

Art's Conquest
Ticket Queen
6/11/07

Pocono
$10,000 Claimer
$7,500
1:53.1f

Sneaky B Skipalong

Cole Muffler
Sneakin' Suspicion
6/8/07

Maywood
Maywood Pace
$100,000
1:52h

More Than A Story

Cole Muffler
Political Promise
6/4/07

Yonkers
$50,000 Claimer
$22,500
1:53.4h

Somethingtobehold

Cole Muffler
Troubleintheranks
6/3/07

Balmoral
$17,500 Claimer
$8,100
1:53

My Boy David

Cole Muffler
Eicarls Valentine
6/3/07

Balmoral
FFA - Handicap
$21,500
1:49.4

Mandala Quest

Art's Conquest
Round Again
6/3/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$23,500
1:50

Pandemonious

Cole Muffler
Panfastic
6/1/07

Mohawk
Conditioned Pace
$13,160
1:53.4

Hot Fusion

Art's Conquest
Cold Fusion
5/28/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$9,900
1:53.4

Booze Cruzin

Art's Conquest
Cruzin Suzin
5/26/07

Balmoral Park
Cardinal S.
$50,400
1:54.2

Cole Me Big Papa

Cole Muffler
Small Treasure
5/26/07

Hazel Park
Open
$7,600
1:53.4

Mandala Quest

Art's Conquest
Round Again
5/26/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$23,500
1:50.4

More Than A Story

Cole Muffler
Political Promise
5/26/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:53.1h

Glass Pack

Cole Muffler
Fox Valley Monika
5/21/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:54.1h

Cole Me Big Papa

Cole Muffler
Small Treasure
5/19/07

Hazel Park
Conditioned Pace
$7,600
1:54.4

Exactorman

Art's Conquest
Rockondowntheroad
5/19/07

Pocono
Conditioned Pace
$10,050
1:52f

Coldheartedrevenge

Art's Conquest
Cold Fusion
5/19/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$34,750
1:51.4

Enemy At The Gate

Cole Muffler
Broadway Elite
5/19/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$23,500
1:52.1

More Than A Story

Cole Muffler
Political Promise
5/19/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:54.4h

Allbecauseofthis

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
5/18/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$20,000
1:51.2

Life In My Day

Cole Muffler
Sunnies Lady
5/16/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$9,900
1:52.2

I Can Only Imagine

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
5/12/07

Yonkers
Preferred
$26,000
1:52.4h

Jazzbo Brown

Cole Muffler
Royal Rulah
5/12/07

Freehold
Winners Over
$12,200
1:54.2h

Mandala Quest

Art's Conquest
Round Again
5/6/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$11,500
1:52

Enemy At The Gate

Cole Muffler
Broadway Elite
5/5/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$23,500
1:51.2

Bess Dress

Art's Conquest
Dress Code
5/4/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$19,250
1:52

Allbecauseofthis

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
5/4/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$20,000
1:52.2

Alwaysabetterway

Art's Conquest
Cams Bett
4/29/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$13,750
1:53.3

Jazzbo Brown

Cole Muffler
Royal Rulah
4/28/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$26,000
1:53.3h

Enemy At The Gate

Cole Muffler
Broadway Elite
4/28/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$23,500
1:52.1

Art's Ticket

Art's Conquest
Ticket Queen
4/22/07

Meadowlands
$10,000 Claimer
$9,900
1:54

Jazzbo Brown

Cole Muffler
Royal Rulah
4/21/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$16,500
1:54.2h

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
4/19/07

Meadowlands
Fox Sports Net Final
$43,000
1:49.4

My Boy David

Cole Muffler
Eicarls Valentine
4/15/07

Balmoral
Song Cycle S.
$20,000
1:52.1

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
4/12/07

Meadowlands
Fox Sports Net Leg
$19,000
1:50.2

More Than A Story

Cole Muffler
Political Promise
4/9/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:55h

Tia Wanna

Cole Muffler
Truly Timeless
4/8/07

Balmoral
$14,000 Claimer
$7,500
1:54.4

My Boy David

Cole Muffler
Eicarls Valentine
4/7/07

Balmoral
FFA Pace
$21,500
1:52

Too Much Gun

Art's Conquest
Vain Jane
4/7/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$21,500
1:51.4

Bess Dress

Art's Conquest
Dress Code
4/6/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$17,500
1:53.3

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
4/5/07

Meadowlands
Fox Sports Net Leg
$19,000
1:51.1

More Than A Story

Cole Muffler
Political Promise
4/2/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:54.3h

Enemy At The Gate

Cole Muffler
Broadway Elite
3/31/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$21,500
1:51.1

Pandemonious

Cole Muffler
Panfastic
3/30/07

Woodbine
Conditioned Pace
$15,660
1:52.3

I Believe Its True

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
3/30/07

Maywood
$27,500 Claimer
$11,500
1:53.3h

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
3/24/07

Meadowlands
Four Leaf Clover Final
$121,300
1:50

Definitely Maybe

Cole Muffler
Broadway Lead
3/24/07

Meadowlands
$50,000 Claimer
$26,500
1:50.3

Allbecauseofthis

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
3/24/07

Dover
Conditioned Pace
$14,000
1:53.2f

Enemy At The Gate

Cole Muffler
Broadway Elite
3/24/07

Meadowlands
$20,000 Claimer
$14,250
1:50.3

I Believe Its True

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
3/23/07

Maywood
$27,500 Claimer
$11,500
1:54.1h

Meant To Persist

Cole Muffler
Charged To The Max
3/21/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$9,500
1:59h

Mystical Tenor

Art's Conquest
Broadway Lullabye
3/20/07

Monticello
$20,000 Claimer
$9,000
1:57.2h

Definitely Maybe

Cole Muffler
Broadway Lead
3/17/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$21,500
1:52.3

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
3/17/07

Meadowlands
Four Leaf Clover
$25,000
1:51

I Believe Its True

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
3/16/07

Maywood
$22,500 Claimer
$9,500
1:54.2

Nifty Illusion

Cole Muffler
Glitzy Ritzy
3/13/07

Monticello
Conditioned Pace
$7,700
1:56.3h

Matrix's Z Tam

Cole Muffler
Broadway Creation
3/11/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:53.2

Harmony Oaks Quest

Art's Conquest
Fox Valley Rozz
3/9/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:57.3h

I Believe Its True

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
3/9/07

Maywood
$20,000 Claimer
$8,900
1:56.4h

Real Good Thing

Cole Muffler
Tising Tising
3/5/07

Dover
Conditioned Pace
$12,500
1:54f

I Can Only Imagine

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
3/3/07

Pompano
Open I Handicap
$10,000
1:50.1f

My Perfect Rhyme

Cole Muffler
Panfastic
3/2/07

Pompano
F & M Handicap
$10,000
1:52.3f

Too Much Gun

Art's Conquest
Vain Jane
3/2/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$21,500
1:51.3

Allbecauseofthis

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
2/25/07

Dover Downs
Cond NW 4
$11,500
1:55.1f

Josh's Z Tam

Cole Muffler
Time For Art
2/25/07

Dover Downs
Conditioned Pace
$10,000
1:54.3f

Definitely Maybe

Cole Muffler
Broadway Lead
2/23/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$21,500
1:54

Too Much Gun

Art's Conquest
Vain Jane
2/23/07

Meadowlands
$30,000 Claimer
$17,000
1:52.1

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
2/18/07

Meadowlands
Senior Trendsetter
$12,500
1:53.3

I Can Only Imagine

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
2/17/07

Pompano
Open I Handicap
$10,000
1:52.3f

Definitely Maybe

Cole Muffler
Broadway Lead
2/16/07

Meadowlands
$40,000 Claimer
$21,500
1:52.4

Safe Sex

Cole Muffler
So Stated
2/15/07

Yonkers
Conditioned Pace
$9,500
1:58h

Too Much Gun

Art's Conquest
Vain Jane
2/11/07

Meadowlands
$25,000 Claimer
$15,000
1:53.4

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
2/11/07

Meadowlands
Senior Trendsetter
$12,500
1:50.4

I Can Only Imagine

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
2/10/07

Pompano
Open I Handicap
$10,000
1:51.1f

The Long Goodbye

Cole Muffler
Maiden Skipper
2/10/07

Balmoral
Conditioned Pace
$9,500
1:55

Bess Dress

Art's Conquest
Dress Code
2/8/08

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$12,500
1:55.4

Enemy At The Gate

Cole Muffler
Broadway Elite
2/7/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$10,250
1:53.2

Matrix's Z Tam

Cole Muffler
Broadway Creation
2/7/07

Meadowlands
Cond NW 3
$13,500
1:55.2

Coldheartedrevenge

Art's Conquest
Cold Fusion
2/5/07

Dover Downs
Winners Over
$21,000
1:53.3f

King Cole

Cole Muffler
Redhot Express
2/3/07

Northfield
Invitational Hcp
$10,500
1:56.2h

Murcielago

Cole Muffler
Broadway Creation
2/3/07

Pompano
Winners Over
$9,000
1:53.4f

Bess Dress

Art's Conquest
Dress Code
2/1/07

Meadowlands
Cond F & M NW3
$13,500
1:53.2

Matrix's Z Tam

Cole Muffler
Broadway Creation
1/31/07

Meadowlands
Cond NW 3
$13,500
1:53.4

I Can Only Imagine

Cole Muffler
Incredashell
1/27/07

Pompano
Winners Over
$8,400
1:50

Cam's Conqueror

Art's Conquest
Cams Bett
1/27/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$23,000
1:51

My Perfect Rhyme

Cole Muffler
Panfastic
1/26/07

Pompano
F & M Winners Over
$8,400
1:54f

Exactorman

Art's Conquest
Rockondowntheroad
1/26/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$10,250
1:53.4

Life In My Day

Cole Muffler
Sunnie's Lady
1/25/07

Meadowlands
Conditioned Pace
$15,000
1:52.3

Definitely Maybe

Cole Muffler
Broadway Lead
1/20/07

Meadowlands
$30,000 claimer
$17,000
1:52.1

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
1/19/07

Meadowlands
Al Hirt Series
$18,000
1:52.3

Nifty Illusion

Cole Muffler
Glitzy Ritzy
1/17/07

Monticello
Cond
$7,700
1:57.3h

Conquiestdonor

Art's Conquest
Donora Hanover
1/9/07

Freehold
Snowball Series Final
$11,000
1:56.3h

Crawdad

Art's Conquest
Smiling Fantasy
1/6/07

Meadowlands
Cond NW 3
$15,000
1:51.2

King Cole

Cole Muffler
Redhot Express
1/6/07

Northfield
Open
$7,500
1:55.2h

I Believe Its True

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
12/27/06

Balmoral
Series Final
$12,000
1:55.2

Honest Lawyer

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
12/23/06

Pompano
Open I Hcp
$10,000
1:52.4f

Cam's Conqueror

Art's Conquest
Cams Bett
12/23/06

Meadowlands
Cond NW 4
$23,000
1:50.2

Pandemonious

Cole Muffler
Panfastic
12/22/06

Woodbine
Cond Filly
$14,790
1:53.2

Matrix's Z Tam

Cole Muffler
Broadway Creation
12/22/06

Meadowlands
Cond NW 2
$12,500
1:53.2

Grand Junction Co

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
12/20/06

Balmoral
Series Final
$10,000
1:56.2

Cam's Conqueror

Art's Conquest
Cams Bett
12/16/06

Meadowlands
$50,000 Claimer
$23,750
1:50.2

Too Much Gun

Art's Conquest
Vain Jane
12/15/06

Meadowlands
$15,000 Claimer
$10,000
1:55

Allbecauseofthis

Art's Conquest
Incredashell
12/14/06

Dover Downs
Cond NW 3
$8,500
1:56f

Brian And Kellie

Art's Conquest
She's Redhot
12/08/06

Meadowlands
Cond Pace
$10,250
1:52.4

Harmony Oaks Quest

Art's Conquest
Fox Valley Rozz
12/4/06

Monticello
F&M Pref Hcp
$15,000
1:58.4h

Honest Lawyer

Cole Muffler
Would I Lie
12/2/06

Pompano
Winners Over
$8,250
1:52f

Cam's Conqueror

Art's Conquest
Cams Bett
11/12/06

Chester
Winners Over
$10,500
1:53.2f


We would like to acknowledge the contributions of our customers, the many trainers, drivers, and caretakers who have helped the horses bred by Cottonwood Farm earn the following honors, USHWA Horse of the Year, Nova Award, O'Brien Award, USTA Illinois Horse of the Year, ISOBA Two Year Old Pacing Filly of the Year, ISOBA Two Year Old Pacing Colt of the Year, ISOBA Three Year Old Pacing Filly of the Year, ISOBA Three Year Old Pacing Colt of the Year, etc.

Many of those horses have won major stakes, not only in Illinois but throughout North America. Cottonwood bred performers have won such prestigious events as the Breeders' Crown, the Orange & Blue Filly, Orange & Blue Colt, the Grandma Ann, the Pete Langley Memorial, the Ann Vonian, the Dan Patch, the Abe Lincoln, the Violet, the Cardinal, every pacing division of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes at Springfield, and at DuQuoin the First Lady, the Governor's Cup, the Time Dancer and the Dudley Hanover, the American National, the Aquarious, the Cape and Cutter, the Milton, the Lady Liberty, the Allerage Farm, and the Strada Memorial among others.

As both a reflection and recognition of their accomplishments we have compiled an honor roll list of the horses bred, raised and sold by Cottonwood Farm who have earned at least $100,000. Congratulations and thanks to the connections of each and every one of them.

 

Morethan I Deserve Named Illinois County Fair Harness Horse of the Month
July 5, 2007 - by Tim Jones, USTA Newsroom correspondent for ISOBA
MORETHAN I DESERVE, a 3-year-old gelding pacer who set a track record at the Decatur-Macon County Fair, and recorded four successive miles over county fair half mile ovals in under 2 minutes, has been named June’s Horse of the Month by the Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association in conjunction with: The Big 10, Egyptian, Illini, Mid-West, and Northern Colt Associations; and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of County Fairs and Horse Racing.

 

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Cardinal final at Balmoral
Sunday, May 27, 2007 - by Tom Kelley, publicity director, Balmoral Park

Crete, IL --- Despite less than ideal conditions fans were treated to a big Saturday night card at Balmoral Park featuring some of the Prairie State’s top trotters and pacers. With six Illinois conceived and foaled stake match-ups and a Free For All on the program the action was non-stop for the Memorial Day weekend crowd.

The biggest surprise came in the $50,400 Cardinal Final for 3-year-old pacing colts as 30-1 outsider Booze Cruzin came charging through the stretch to win by a length in 1:54.2. Despite leaving from post position 10, driver Ryan Anderson did a magnificent job of finding a spot in mid-pack. With the pole sitting Brother Vinny (Mike Oosting) and One Park Place (Sam Widger) battling tooth and nail through splits of :27.4, :55.1 and 1:24.3, the race shaped up perfectly for a late rusher.

 

Balmoral Park photos

Booze Cruzin pulled off a shocker at odds of 30-1 in Saturday's $50,400 Cardinal Stake final for pacing colts.

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Bob Black's Red Barn Stable - cleaning up!
Thursday, May 3, 2007 - by Darin Zoccali, USTA Web Newsroom senior correspondent

It is no secret that most owners view harness racing as a business, an opportunity to make money in a more exciting and dramatic fashion. Like any business, an owner requires success to stay in the business. The exception lies in Bob Black, owner of Crawdad.

 

Lisa Photo.

It was nearly three decades ago that Bob Black was working as a teacher, making $503 per month, doing something he really did not enjoy. Upon leaving that career, Bob’s wife literally threw a checkbook at him and said, “Go get yourself a hobby.”

That checkbook contained $7,500. When Bob was through with it, just $300 remained. “We are going to race down the highway with the windows down and throw our dollars in a ditch,” Bob told his wife. “I bought a horse.”

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Home Bed Advantage makes first road trip
Monday, April 23, 2007 - by Harness Racing Communications, a division of the USTA

Dave McCaffrey has trained the winners of more than 1,100 races and nearly $9 million in purses, and with the exception of a handful of starts in Canada, he’s done it all in Illinois. Now, he’s making his first extended trip away from home with, ironically, Home Bed Advantage, who is expected among the entries for the Berry’s Creek elimination races Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey. The $225,000 final is May 5.

“We’ll both be kind of starry-eyed and looking at the big buildings,” said McCaffrey, a 39-year-old native of Davenport, Iowa. “When you’re in Illinois, you’re kind of on an island. You see out into North America and the Meadowlands has always been the mecca of harness racing. It’s a real honor to be taking a horse out there like Home Bed Advantage.”

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My Boy David arrives at Northfield
Friday, April 20, 2007 - by Kimberly Rinker, managing editor, Hoof Beats

Columbus, OH --- One of the Prairie State’s favorite sons headed East today to do battle -- in the Battle of Lake Erie, that is. My Boy David will start in the coveted rail slot when he faces some of North America’s toughest aged pacers in the $125,000 contest on Saturday night (April 21) at Northfield Park.

Trainer Homer Hochstetler shipped Shirley LeVin’s prize pacer -- named Illinois Horse of the Year and 3-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year for 2006 -- from his base at Balmoral Park to Northfield Friday morning.

 

My Boy David drew the rail in Saturday night's $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park. USTA/Mark Hall photo.

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Another series crown for Crawdad
Thursday, April 19, 2007 - from Meadowlands Media Relations

Crawdad lengthened his winning streak as he completed a sweep of the Fox Sports Net stakes series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Crawdad locked up his fifth straight win and second Meadowlands series crown in the $43,000 final, an early non-wagering event raced prior to the start of the card. Driven by Andy Miller, Crawdad flew home to a two and a half length win over Natural Talent in a career best 1:49.4.

 

Driven by Andy Miller, Crawdad flew home to a two and a half length win over Natural Talent in a career best 1:49.4. Lisa Photo.

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Little More Faith takes top Pompano pace
Thursday, April 19, 2007 - by Michael Costanzo, public relations coordinator, Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL --- The 4-year-old pacer Little More Faith tallied his fifth win of the year when capturing the $4,800 featured fourth race pace from Pompano Park on Wednesday, April 18, in 1:55.1.

 

Lap Time Photo - Skip Smith

Little More Faith and driver Bruce Ranger take the $4,800 featured pace in 1:55.1.

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Fox Sports Net final on Thursday at Big M
Thursday, April 19, 2007 - from the Meadowlands Publicity Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Crawdad bids for a series sweep in the $43,000 Fox Sports Net on Thursday night (April 19) at the Meadowlands. Crawdad guns for his fifth straight win and second Meadowlands series crown in the $43,000 Fox Sports Net, an early non-wagering event that will be conducted prior to the start of the racing card at 6:50 p.m. He will start from post three with Andy Miller in the sulky.

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My Boy David dominates again
Sunday, April 15, 2007 - by Tom Kelley, publicity director, Balmoral Park

Crete, IL --- Shirley Le Vin’s state-bred pacing star My Boy David continued his dominance of the Illinois-bred set with a very impressive wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s $20,000 Song Cycle Stakes at Balmoral Park.

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Crawdad wins leg of Fox Sports Net, extends his winning streak to four.
Friday, April 13, 2007 - from the Meadowlands Publicity Department

Crawdad breezed to a 1:50.2 win in the $19,000 second leg of the Fox Sports Net Series, which was contested as a non-wagering event prior to the racing card. Andy Miller steered Crawdad to his fourth straight win at the Meadowlands for trainer Erv Miller and the Red Barn Stable.

The toast of Morrison, Illinois will try to complete the series sweep in next week's $43,000 Fox Sports Net Final. He already has the $121,300 Four Leaf Clover to his credit this season.

 

Town goes crazy for Crawdad
Monday, April 09, 2007 - by Harness Racing Communications, a division of the USTA

If you get invited to a crawdad party in Morrison, Illinois, don’t expect to find a bunch of people watching Food Network for tips from Emeril regarding Cajun cooking. In this case, the festivities are for Crawdad, a 4-year-old pacer owned by city residents Bob and Mary Black and their family.

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My Boy David wins FFA, pushes career earnings over $900,000
Saturday, April 07, 2007 - by Tom Kelley, Balmoral Park Publicity Director

One of Illinois “favorite sons” made his return to the Prairie State a successful one as Shirley Le Vin’s My Boy David knocked off six rivals in the $21,500 Three Olives Free For All. Confidently handled by driver Ryan Anderson, My Boy David pulled the pocket going to the half-mile mark and never looked back in route to a one-length triumph in a speedy 1:52.0.

Under a hand drive from Anderson through the lane the Homer Hochstetler trainee held last week’s FFA winner Canyon Wind (Joe Anderson) at bay to pick up his first win of the season. Chief Red Cloud N (Del Chupp) was third.

With the winner’s share of $12,040 the four-year-old son of Cole Muffler, last season’s Langley Memorial winner and Illinois Horse of the Year, has $900,884 in career earnings. In 45 career starts My Boy David now has 12 wins, 16 second place finishes, and 7 thirds to go along with his world record 1:47.4 mark.

 

Crawdad named Horse of the Month
Monday, April 02, 2007 - by John Pawlak, marketing director, USTA

Columbus, OH --- The coincidence of a birth date shared by a pacer and one of his owners was the first step on a journey leading to the Meadowlands’ winner’s circle, following the $121,300 Four Leaf Clover Series Final -- and now to the title of U.S. Trotting Association Horse of the Month for March.

Crawdad, a 4-year-old gelding, bred in Illinois by Cottonwood Farm, capped a successful month by winning the Four Leaf Clover Final on his birth date, March 24, the same natal anniversary as one of his owners, Jennifer Black, one of five members of the Red Barn Stable.

 

Lisa Photo.

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I Believe Its True stays hot at Maywood
Saturday, March 31, 2007 - by Mike Paradise, publicity director, Maywood Park

MAYWOOD, IL — I Believe Its True had little trouble staying the hottest horse at the Maywood Park meeting. The four-year-old state bred rambled to his fourth consecutive victory in Friday night's $11,500 feature race by four open lengths with Dave Magee in the bike.

 

Maywood Park photo.

I Believe Its True (Dave Magee) was all alone at the finish of Friday's Maywood feature, chalking up his fourth consecutive victory in a career best time of 1:53.3.

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Everything's Clover for Crawdad
Saturday, March 24, 2007 - Harness Racing Communications, a division of the USTA

A victory in the $121,300 Four Leaf Clover made for a sweet birthday celebration for Crawdad and his co-owner Jennifer Black on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.

 

Driven by Andy Miller, Crawdad paced the mile in a career best 1:50 flat to win Saturday's $121,300 Four Leaf Clover. Lisa Photo.

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Crawdad wins leg of Four Leaf Clover
Saturday, March 17, 2007 - from the Meadowlands Publicity Department

East Rutherford, NJ --- Trainer Ervin Miller picked up victories in both of the $25,000 divisions in the second round of the Four Leaf Clover series on Saturday night (March 17) at the Meadowlands. In the third race, second division, Crawdad ($6.40, $3.80, $2.60) came from off the pace and nipped Real Mean Art ($4.00, $3.00) at the wire to win by a neck in 1:51. Edison Hanover ($5.40) finished 1-1/2 lengths back in third.

 

Lisa Photo

Crawdad (Andy Miller) won his division by a neck in 1:51.

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A Streaking I Can Only Imagine wins again at Pompano
Sunday, March 4, 2007 - by Michael Costanzo, for Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL --- I Can Only Imagine extended his winning streak to four on Saturday when holding off Hesadoozy to prevail by a nose in the third race feature at Pompano Park, a $10,000 Open Handicap pace.

 

Lap Time Photo

I Can Only Imagine (7), driven by Anthony Napolitano, extends his winning streak to four after holding off Hesadoozy (1) and driver Daryl Bier to win the featured $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Pompano Park on Saturday, in 1:50.1

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My Perfect Rhyme wins at Pompano
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - by Michael Costanzo, for Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL --- A longshot, My Perfect Rhyme, had the lead when it mattered most, using a five-wide stretch drive to win the featured $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Pompano Park on Friday, by a neck, in a tight, three-horse photo.

 

My Perfect Rhyme (3) paces by Flo Found George (8) and Maresey Doats (5) to win the featured $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Friday in a lifetime best 1:52.3

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I Can Only Imagine looks for number four
Friday, March 2, 2007 - by Michael Costanzo, for Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL --- I Can Only Imagine will seek his fourth straight victory, and his fifth win of the year, when starting from post seven in Saturday’s third race feature at Pompano Park, a $10,000 Open Handicap pace which has attracted a field of seven.

 

Lap Time Photo

I Can Only Imagine will look for his fourth straight win on Saturday in Pompano Park’s featured $10,000 Open Handicap Pace

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No surprises in Senior Trendsetter
Sunday, February 18, 2007 - from Meadowlands Media Relations

 

 

East Rutherford, NJ - Favorites reigned in the $12,500 second leg of the Senior Trendsetter Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.

Crawdad [$2.60, $2.20, $2.20] kicked off fourth-over cover at the top of the stretch and flew home to win the first Senior Trendsetter division in 1:53.3. Driven by Andy Miller, Crawdad flashed a final panel of 26.1 seconds to best Foxy Move [$3.60, $2.10] by a head in the second race. Philos Hanover [$2.10] grabbed the show spot.

Crawdad improved his 2007 record to four wins in six starts for trainer Erv Miller and the Red Barn Stable of Morrison, Illinois. Lifetime, he has banked $70,691.

 

Streaking I Can Only Imagine wins again
Sunday, February 18, 2007 - by Michael Costanzo, public relations coordinator, Pompano Park

I Can Only Imagine extended his winning streak to three on Saturday when coasting to victory in the evening’s secondary feature, a $10,000 Open Handicap Pace.

Driven by Brett Miller for trainer Tom Harmer and owner Michael Polansky of Loudonville, New York, I Can Only Imagine swept to the front in the opening quarter-mile and took the field through fractions of :28, :56.4, and 1:24.4 before cruising to a 1-3/4 length victory in 1:52.3.

The 5-year-old son of Cole Muffler has won three of his last four starts, and began his current skein of victories with a triumph on January 27, where he paced the mile in 1:50, the third fastest clocking in the 43-year history of Pompano Park.

 

USTA District 5 Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 20, 2007

Springfield, IL --- The U.S. Trotting Association held its annual meeting and Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association honored the stars of 2006 at the USTA District 5 awards banquet on Saturday evening, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Awards presented included the 2006 Illinois Horse of the Year, Stallions of the Year, plus those for the 2- and 3-year-old state champions on both gaits and of both sexes.

Cole Muffler was named Pacing Stallion of the Year in 2006. Cole Muffler now has earned that honor five times, and his offspring were also center stage. His dual World Champion son, Home Bed Advantage was named Two Year Old Pacing Colt of the Year, and his three year old multiple World Champion son, My Boy David was honored as both the Three Year Old Pacing Colt of the Year and the Illinois Horse of the Year.

 

My Boy David 2006 Illinois Horse of the Year presentation: (L-R) Marty and Terry Hunt, Homer and Connie Hochstetler, Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Chuck Hartke. Tim Jones photo.

 

My Boy David 2006 winning the Pete Langley Memorial on SuperNight. He was driven to the win by Andy Miller, trained by Homer Hochstetler and owned by Shirley LeVin. Joe Kyle photo.

 

Home Bed Advantage winning the Governor's Cup At DuQuoin. Driven by Ryan Anderson, trained and co-owned by Dave McCaffrey along with MJGB Racing Stables. Joe Kyle photo.

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Cole Muffler has strong showing at the Tattersalls sale at the Meadowlands
Monday January 15, 2007

East Rutherford, NJ --- The Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale, held Monday, Jan. 15, in the race paddock at the Meadowlands, was buoyed by two conditions: the influx of purse money at tracks with expanded gaming and a catalog full of top racing prospects.

“The strength of the market is outstanding right now, especially for racehorses,” said Tattersalls general manager Geoffrey Stein. “I think the market is going to intensify as purses increase. I don’t think prices are going down.”

As a result, 319 horses went through the ring for bids of slightly more than $7.8 million. A total of 11 horses brought prices of $100,000 or more and four of those were sold for $200,000 or more.

Glass Pack, a three year old gelding by Cole Muffler sold to Peter Heffering for $200,000 - tied as the highest price pacer, and was the highest price paid for any sophomore race horse.

Wonderful One, a four year old horse by Cole Muffler brought a $180,000 bid from Heffering and was the fourth highest priced pacer in the sale.

Life In My Day, a four year old gelding by Cole Muffler sold for $70,000 to Carmine Fusco.

Altogether there were eight sons and daughters of Cole Muffler sold as racehorses that day, they totaled $582,000 for an average sale price of $72,750.

 

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