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1885 Joe Cotton Tac Pin
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1885 Joe Cotton Tac Pin

$5.00

This pin honors Joe Cotton, who won the 1885 Kentucky Derby by a neck over Bersan, winning $4,630. His jockey, Babe Henderson, became the sixth African American jockey to win the Derby out of its eleven runnings. His breeder, A. J. Alexander from Woodburn Stud Farm, had bred two past Derby winners: Fonso and Baden-Baden. Joe Cotton was trained by Abe Perry and owned jointly by the Dwyer Brothers Stables and James T. Williams. Joe Cotton had a short career after his Derby win, for in 1888 at a track in Boston, Joe Cotton broke his leg after tripping and becoming tangled with another horse.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.


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