Cot Campbell has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Thoroughbred ownership, and looks to add the Kentucky Derby to the Preakness Stakes he banked with Summer Squall 23 years ago.
Horatio Luro was the larger-than-life trainer of Northern Dancer and many other stakes winners. read blog
Cot Campbell tells stories of renowned Hall of Fame trainer MacKenzie 'Mack' Miller. read blog
Cot Campbell is hoping to get enough points in the Louisiana Derby to make it to Churchill
Cot Campbell tells the tale of Leslie Combs and Los Angeles socialite Dolly Green during a high-flying evening at the 1980 Keeneland July yearling sale. read blog
Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado comes to Fair Grounds for the first time this season to ride Palace Malice in the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 30.
Now that Campbell has announced his retirement from syndicates at age 84 after revolutionizing the sport, how appropriate would it be for him to finally get that elusive Derby winner 42 years later? read blog
Cot Campbell tells the tale of how father-son training team Ben and Jimmy Jones got drawn into an "agreement" with notorious gangster Al Capone. read blog
Cot Campbell recalls the antics of renowned trainer Angel Penna. read blog
Cot Campbell shares tales of larger-than life Kentucky owner/breeder Warner Jones. read blog
Aikenite, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Yes It's True who campaigned for Dogwood Stable, has been purchased privately for stallion duty by Calumet Farm.
Dogwood Stable's dual graded stakes winner Aikenite has been retired from racing after re-injuring an ankle while prepping for his final appearance in the Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Dogwood Stable and California-based Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners have formed a joint venture, according to an April 3 press release.
Georgia sportswriter Furman Bisher, a regular at the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) for years, died Sunday, March 18, of a heart attack.
Dogwood Stable's Aikenite, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing
The archived Talkin' Horses podcast with Cot Campbell is now available. Listen Now!
Images from the 41st annual Eclipse Awards. View Slideshow
Eclipse Award of Merit recipient Cot Campbell talks about his career. Listen Now
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Jan. 3 announced that W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.
W. Cothran (Cot) Campbell, president of Dogwood Stable and originator of the partnership concept in Thoroughbred racing, will no longer form racing partnerships after Jan. 1.
Predicting how the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will perform isn't an easy task. There are reasons to be encouraged and there are reasons to be concerned heading into the boutique auction.
Changes in the format of the Keeneland September sale's select sessions produced mostly positive results. Read Blog
Barbi Moline, who helped establish programs at Calder and Gulfstream Park to fund horse rescue efforts, has been selected to receive the Dogwood Dominion Award.
The colt will challenge stablemate Super Saver, the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner.
Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland should be one of the more intriguing Derby preps of the year.
Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stable was dominant in the 68th Aiken Trials, winning or placing with all seven of their entrants.
Classic winner and successful sire Summer Squall was euthanized Tuesday, Sept. 22, at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Lane's End stallion Summer Squall was euthanized today because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Mary Lee-Butte, executive director of the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy, is the winner of the 2009 Dogwood Dominion Award, which is given by Dogwood Stables. She is the 17th recipient of honor, which annually recognizes one of racing's "unsung heroes." She will receive $5,000 and a bronze statue of the former Dogwood runner Dominion at a luncheon at the Reading Rooms in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Dogwood Stable, which paid $485,000 for Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird's half-brother by Yonaguska at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale, has named the colt Brother Bird.
The Yonaguska half-brother to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird, which brought $485,000 from Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell at the recent Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training, will be raced in partnership by Dogwood and Paul Saylor.
Cary Frommer, a Georgia-based pinhooker who is moving to South Carolina soon, was the leading consignor at the recent Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. She sold 19 of the 22 horses she offered for $1,850,500.
A Yonaguska half-brother to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner and BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Mine That Bird brought $485,000 during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training May 18. Dogwood Stable purchased the dark bay or brown colt from Cary Frommer, agent for Paul Saylor.
Dogwood Stable's Lime Rickey, graded stakes-placed on the turf, will attempt to get on the Kentucky Derby trail when he tries the dirt for the first time in the grade I, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 4.
Listen and download the latest Talkin' Horses podcast with Dogwood Stables president Cot Campbell.
Because of the current economic climate, Dogwood Stable has announced a 2009 marketing policy that will offer smaller ownership units, less markup, insistence on lower maintenance charges, and anticipated purchase prices of 60 to 70 cents on the dollar from previous years.
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For the 16th consecutive year, Cot Campbell of Dogwood Stable presented the Dominion Award to one of racing's unsung heroes -- this time to Vincent "Vinnie" Garibaldi -- at a luncheon July 30 at the Reading Room in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Vincent "Vinnie" Garibaldi, an 81-year-old former longshoreman who is now an Ocala, Fla.-based horse farm worker, is this year's winner of the Dogwood Dominion Award.
Dogwood Stable has finalized plans for their two Kentucky Derby hopefuls Atoned and Blackberry Road. The former will make his next start in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) April 5, while Blackberry Road will have his final prep in the $1-million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) April 12.
Be careful how you handle Crown of Thorns. As we're well aware, the impressive winner of the Feb. 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) has never run on a real dirt track. But with that said, let's pretend it will make no difference, and that he will be as good on dirt as he looked in the Bob Lewis.
By - Cot Campbell - Clearly, God was in a whimsical mood when He designed the bodily structure of the Thoroughbred racehorse.
Some yearling buyers are flexible about how much they spend and where they spend it; others have strict guidelines.
The Jockey Club has announced the election of two new members: James "Jimmy" Bell and W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell.
Once there was a horse named Dominion, a determined runner who put Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stable colors in front of the racing world at tracks from Chicago to Saratoga. He was a blue-collar horse with rarely seen determination--he would run on the dirt, turf, soft, hard, long, short--and he would lay his heart on the line to get to the front and stay there.
Phyllis Shetron, an advocate for the backstretch worker, a founding member of the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, and a trainer, is the 2007 winner of the Dogwood Dominion Award.
Multiple stakes winner Wallenda has arrived at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility based in Georgetown, KY. The 17-year-old horse is the 5th stallion bred in North America that has been returned to the United States from stud duty in Japan by the non-profit organization.
Dogwood Stable's Soaring By, who broke through the starting gate just prior to the start of the March 10 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), will now be pointed to an allowance race at Gulfstream Park.
Here's what some buyers and sellers had to say about the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction in Upstate New York on Aug. 8 and 9.
The Dogwood is in bloom again at Saratoga. If there was one special sight among the many soul-cleansing visions of a Saratoga opening day it was the familiar green and yellow silks of Dogwood Stable flashing past the finish line in the Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III).
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