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.
- By Claire Novak
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).
Nominations for the 14th annual Dogwood Dominion Award, honoring an outstanding member of the Thoroughbred racing industry, are now being accepted.
Cot Campbell pioneered the concept of Thoroughbred racing partnerships when he formed Dogwood Stable in 1969. The seed he planted has produced numerous other successful partnerships, including West Point Stable. On Saturday, Dogwood and West Point square off in the $1-million Florida Derby (gr. I).
It's transition time in the Thoroughbred marketplace, and horsemen are eager to see if upswings in business will carry over from breeding stock to 2-year-olds in training.
Partnerships in Thoroughbred ownership may offer an easier and less-costly way to enter the business, but partnership managers have some friendly advice: Use your head and have reasonable expectations.
Vicarage took the lead after a quarter mile and drew away to a 10-length victory in the $200,000 Perryville Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Friday at Keeneland.
Dogwood Stable's millionaire Limehouse, fifth in his first turf race in the Kelso Handicap (gr. IIT) Oct. 2, will run next in the $1.5 million NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, according to an announcement Monday by Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell.
Thoroughbred Women will honor Penny Chenery and Horse of the Year Azeri at this year's Thoroughbred Women Awards Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course.
There's a little bit more suspense than usual heading into the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, which opens its two-night run Tuesday in New York.
The monitoring committee for the Sales Integrity Program is taking action to address some consignors' concerns about how the Thoroughbred auction industry will handle the disclosure of invasive joint surgeries and other procedures designed to permanently change a horse's conformation.
Jo Anne Normile, founder of the innovative Michigan-based horse rescue operation CANTER (Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex Racehorses) which saves low-level claimers from slaughter, has been awarded the 2005 Dogwood Dominion Award.
Dogwood Stable's millionaire Limehouse, winner of the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will run next in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 9, going 1 1/4 miles at Hollywood Park.
Dogwood Stable's Vicarage, who most recently finished seventh in the Florida Derby (gr. I), has been vanned to Lexington and will be pointed toward the April 30 Derby Trial Stakes on opening day at Churchill Downs.
By Cot Campbell - Our Code of Ethics, presented to the world in mid-December, has been received agreeably. Predictably, there has been commentary on what "they" should have done. I have waited until Jan. 15--when my duties as chairman ended and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association took over--for any personal observations.
By Ray Paulick - Some unsolicited advice for Cot Campbell, chairman of the Sales Integrity Task Force: Get an unlisted telephone number. Campbell's stewardship of this most difficult issue was inspiring, and his phone soon should be ringing off the hook with inquiries and job offers from scores of failed committees, task forces, and do-nothing organizations within the Thoroughbred world and beyond.
Reports of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association Sales Integrity Task Force establishing guidelines and providing forms to improve level of disclosure at Thoroughbred auctions.
The Sales Integrity Task Force will release the results of its work during a press conference at 11 a.m. (EST) Dec. 16 at Keeneland in Lexington.
The Sales Integrity Task Force plans to deliver the results of its work to the Thoroughbred industry before Christmas, according to the group's chairman, Cot Campbell.
The Sales Integrity Task Force will meet for the third time Friday at Keeneland, and within a week, will hold a press conference to release its first recommendations to the industry.
Dogwood Stable founder W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell was the guest of honor at the Thoroughbred Club of America's 73rd annual Testimonial Dinner, dinner Nov. 5 at Keeneland.
Text of Cot Campbells' Speech at the TCA dinner.
TCA 73rd Annual Testimonial Dinner Honoring W. Cothran Campbell...
The text of the scoll presented to Cot Campbell at the Thoroughbred Club of America 73rd Annual Testimonial Dinner.
The hot button issue of full disclosure of veterinary procedures of horses being offered at public auction brought out a full house at the Nov. 2 Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club meeting.
The Sales Integrity Task Force, formed this summer, plans to have a position paper ready for public review after its next meeting in November, chairman Cothran "Cot" Campbell said.
W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell, whose Dogwood Stable partnerships have helped recruit more than 1,000 owners into Thoroughbred racing, has been named Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America's 73rd annual Testimonial Dinner. Campbell will be honored at Keeneland Nov. 5.
- By Tom LaMarra
Cothran "Cot" Campbell, founder and manager of Dogwood Stables and a regular participant at Thoroughbred auctions, was tabbed as chairman of the recently formed Sales Integrity Task Force during its first meeting Sept. 2 at Keeneland.
Dogwood Stable's Smok'n Frolic, a 5-year-old mare who earned $1,534,720 in her career, has been retired from racing it was announced Sept. 2.
Dogwood Stable's Limehouse, injured while finishing sixth in the Ohio Derby (gr. II) June 12, will be out of action until this winter.
Pam Berg, who single-handedly runs a ranch in Northern California that is home to 28 retired racehorses and also works full-time as a racing steward, has been awarded the 2004 Dogwood Dominion Award, Dogwood Stable president W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell announced July 6.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is now selling two of Cot Campbell's popular equine books, with the profits going to veterinary research beneficial to the horse. Lightning in a Jar and Rascals and Racehorseswere published by Eclipse Press and provided at cost by the publisher.
Dogwood Stable's Limehouse, fourth in the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), isn't likely to compete in the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. ) after all, Dogwood president Cot Campbell said May 3.
Grand Slam, whose oldest offspring just turned four this year, could have two sons entered in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I)--Limehouse and Master David. The more accomplished of the two, Limehouse, has four stakes victories to his credit, and quality connections on his side.
Dogwood Stable's Limehouse, winner of the Feb. 14 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will make his next start in the March 14 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.
Windsor Castle, a multiple graded stakes winner for Dogwood Stable, has been retired from racing with $591,715 in earnings.
Classic winner and prominent sire Summer Squall has been retired from stud duty at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., due to continuing problems with his fertility.
By Cot Campbell -- The prime necessary ingredients to attract and retain horse owners are: glamour, recognition, tax benefits, and profit. In that order.
Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell has announced 2004 plans for seven of the stable's current stakes winners, including millionaire Smok'n Frolic.
Buyers, consignors, and Keeneland sales officials comment on the first two days of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Dogwood Stable's Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Finality has been retired. Plans for his stallion career are still undecided.
Eclipse Press authors Barbara Livingston and Cot Campbell will be part of a five-person autographing session at Lyrical Ballad Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York, from 7-9 p.m. (EDT) this Friday, Aug. 22.
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