Sutton doesn't believe in advertising. "I let my reputation do the talking," he says. He treats every horse as if it were a champion, pointing out, "People who pay me to fly their horses love them regardless of their worth. One day I was talking to the owner of a horse that races as a $6,500 claimer. The horse was a gutsy little guy, and I told the owner, 'If he wins, I'll get him home in style.' "
Sure enough, the next day the claimer was six miles high, standing next to a half-million-dollar winner, enjoying a free ride compliments of Sutton. "I probably have more friends than anybody," he says. "You could say I lead a pretty dull life. I don't have any hobbies. I don't dance. I don't play golf. Mostly I just like to visit the backstretch of a racetrack."