A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper at the Cotton Stakes.
A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper's 222 was Futurity Open championship worthy at the Cotton Stakes in West Monroe, Louisiana. Photo by Suzanne Sylvester

Final: A Star Is Borne Solves Futurity Mare’s Nest At Cotton Stakes

A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper, a cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas, rode away with the $10,100 grand prize in the Futurity Open of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Stakes on Thursday in West Monroe, Louisiana. A Star Is Borne, a mare, is by Boon Too Suen and out of Holly Is Smooth […]

Cotton Stakes

Sept. 1-8            West Monroe, LA Cotton Stakes, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, $150,000 Added, 318-512-1596, cottonstakescutting.com
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Desires A Gun Doubles Up at Cotton Stakes

Desires A Gun may be little, but she is fierce in the show pen. She proved her worth yet again at the Cotton Stakes, where she and Nadine Payne won the 3-Year-Old Non-Pro and 3-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro championships! “Toad,” who is by Boon Too Suen, scored a 215 in the first go-round and a 215 […]
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Olena Shes Metallic Tops 3-Year-Old Intermediate Open

When Olena Shes Metallic, a daughter of Equi-Stat Elite $21 Million Sire Metallic Cat, and Walt Erwin entered the arena from the second draw, the crowd erupted in cat-calls. The cheers grew louder as the duo put the moves on their cattle, earning the Cotton Stakes 3-Year-Old Intermediate Open title in a nine-horse field. “It was good! We cut three really […]
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Stylish Hailee Claims the Cotton Stakes Futurity Open

Stylish Hailee and James Payne rolled into West Monroe, Louisiana, for the Cotton Stakes fresh off their win at the West Texas Futurity, where they were named the Futurity Open Champions. When they head home from the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, they’ll be carrying their second Futurity Open title.
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The Cotton Stakes Gives Us Somethingtobelievein

The 2018 Cotton Stakes are in full swing at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, Louisiana. The debut of a new leveling system and Tropical Storm Gordon haven’t deterred the competition, as the arena has been packed with top competitors coming back for seconds. Stay tuned for more updates from the show!   4-Year-Old […]