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W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell, who revolutionized racehorse ownership and
syndication through his Dogwood Stable and who is being honored with
the 2011 Eclipse Award of Merit, was the special guest on BloodHorse.com’s “Talkin’ Horses” podcast at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The podcast was be moderated by Ron Mitchell, online managing
editor for BloodHorse.com, and Evan Hammonds, executive editor of The
Blood-Horse magazine. Also during the podcast, Jason Shandler, co-host
of BloodHorse.com’s “That Handicapping Show” recaps and analyzes the
newest Eclipse Award winners that were announced the previous
night, including Campbell who was honored for his lifetime of
achievement in Thoroughbred racing.
Campbell bought his first horses in 1969 and founded
Dogwood Stable in 1973. He introduced the concept of syndicated
racehorse ownership, bringing hundreds of new owners into the sport.
Campbell estimated Dogwood has attracted approximately 1,200 partners
during the past 35 years.
Since Mrs. Cornwallis became Campbell’s first stakes winner
in 1971, she has been followed by such Dogwood notables as Dominion,
Domynsky, Nassipour, Southjet, Wallenda, Trippi, Smok’n Frolic,
Limehouse, Cotton Blossom, and Aikenite.
Dogwood won its first Eclipse Award in 1987 with the steeplechaser
Inlander. The stable raced 1990 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer
Squall, and his daughter Storm Song, who won the 1996 Breeders' Cup
Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and became the stable’s second Eclipse Award
winner. According to Dogwood, it has raced 76 stakes winners, including
14 grade I winners and six $1 million earners.