Cottontown Sustains Owners Opinion: Has Earned P. J. Millett as Much as He Refused for Him - a Good Racehorse, Daily Racing Form, 1906-09-29


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COTTONTOWN SUSTAINS OWNERS OPINION. Has Earned P. J. Millett as Much as He Refused for Him A Good Racehorse. When P. J. Millett refused an offer of 0,000 for Cottontown early in the season, some of his friends at Latonia- shook their heads in doubt as to the owners judgment. They were willing to admit that COttontown was in the first rank of the three-year-olds racing in the west at that time, but they did not share the belief of the owner that he could make good in the company he would meet in the oast, Mr. Millett having declared his intention to campaign the son of Captain Sigsbee and Lauretta Burke in high society through the summer and fall. He sent the colt to "Jack" Baker at Saratoga and has since had the satisfaction of seeing him earn three victories and two seconds in a fashion which fully sustains his. confidence in the horse. Cottontown was bred by Martin Doyle at Paris Ky. His sire is a son of Candlemas, which until now has had only limited opportunities in the stud. Cottontowns dam is a daughter of the noted mare Sister. Lauretta Burke is a young mare and Cottontown is her first foal. She was foaled in 1899 and was raced only as a two-year-old. She was a winner. Cottontown, as a two-year-old, was not highly regarded beyond his immediate conections. He made his eleven starts and earned Jiis two victories in ordinary company at the Kentucky tracks and there were few flashes of the brilliant speed and hardly a bit of the courage that has characterized his racing this year. In those eleven starts he was only- twice Unplaced, yet his total earnings were only . This year he has scored eight victories, five seconds and two thirds out of seventeen starts and has brought his owner ,720 in stakes and purses, to say nothing of a goodly sum through speculation if all reports are true. Six of his successes have been in races at one mile and three of these he has won in better than 1:40. His most important victory, however, was in the First Special at Gravesend on the opening day of the present meeting. In that race he covered the mile and a quarter in 2:055, just two-fifths of a second slower fnan the track record, wearing down and beating out Running Water and Go Between, the winner of the Suburban Handicap, was still another head back. It was one of the most exciting finishes of the meeting. Since then he has started but once, running fourth to Coy Maid, Dolly Spanker and Good Luck in the Occidental Handicap. He was carrying 122 pounds, live pounds more than he had up in the First Special and it proved that he had been asked to concede too much to those finishing in front of him. If he improves as much through the coming winter as he did last winter, Cottontown will in truth be a formidable horse in the handicap division for the season of 1907. He Is well worth rememberings

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