It literally runs in the family. A colt produced by Grade 1 winner Cotton Blossom, who’s owned by Betty Moran’s Brushwood Stable, is getting his indoctrination into the world of Thoroughbred racing at the Aiken Training Track, and is being conditioned by Legacy Stable’s Brad Stauffer.

Dogwood Stable campaigned Cotton Blosson, a winner of 3 stakes races including the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes, Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes and the Florida Oaks. Cotton Blossom also came through the Legacy Stable program before starting her racing career.

The yearling colt possesses a number of attributes that should help him as he matures, and prepares for his career on the racetrack, said Stauffer, about the March 16, 2011 foal.

“He’s a nice colt, he’s a lot like she was,” said Stauffer. “We’re taking our time with him, and getting him to understand what he’s supposed to be doing.”

And like his dam, the colt by Distorted Humor posseses a good mind, maintains his equanimity, and isn’t easily distracted, said Stauffer.

“He’s not fractious and has learned his lessons well,” said Stauffer. “He went through the gate today for the first time. He was a bit apprehensive at first, but that’s nothing unsual for him. He doesn’t seem to get upset by much.”

The colt, at the moment, is galloping next to two other fillies, but has been able to keep his mind on business, said Stauffer.

As far as his physical development, the colt is a little smaller than his mother at this time, but he continues to mature nicely, said Stauffer.