The Red Carpet Show of the South at Pulaski turned blue for The Image of Ritz and Joe Cotten as they marched to their third straight win this year and fourth in a row since joining forces for the Dan McSwain family last fall.  Ritz has now claimed the honors at Panama City, FL, McMinnville, TN and Pulaski, TN.  They closed out last season winning the Southern Championship at Perry. GA.

     Joe and his horse have now positioned themselves among the frontrunner's for the 2006 World Grand Championship which will be decided in 6 weeks at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.