David Cottin was born on April 2, 1990 in Angers. Son of coach Philippe Cottin, he continued his studies and took his first steps in the race as a gentleman.In 2008, he won his first Group I at the age of 18 with Long Run at the Prix Cambacérès. The same year, he becomes a professional jockey. David Cottin triumphs in 2010 and 2011 in the Prix The Hague Jousselin with Rubi Ball.
He also wins the Grand Prix d’Auteuil Hurdles two times with Gémix in 2013 and 2014. He is crowned Golden Whip in 2009, 2010 and 2012. He ended his career at the age of 27 on June 11, 2017.
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Aged 28 and installed since 2017 as a coach, David Cottin won, in February 2018, the Grand Cross of Pau. A test of more than 6000 meters where Uroquois, his protégé, managed the feat to start on the flat and win more than 3 lengths.
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David COTTIN and the BAUDRON stable
David COTTIN knows Louis BAUDRON since his youngest age, he was already at the time pony races! He was a professional jockey at Louis. Associated on several horses with the stable, he says to give full trust to Louis for the management of associations! Each one drives horses on the other, everything rests on trust, not without wanting to make abusive repetitions, this word often comes back in the words of David! This is how he followed the wave for the acquisition in co-ownership of GODFATHER and of course Mr. COTTIN is satisfied with the very promising beginnings of this qualified foal on October 11th. He is also associated with the gallop on CARLTON CHOICE, with his friend Franck AMAR in particular. ANNAUS is also one of the horses on which he is associated, he will soon return to Louis to work.