Eighty stakes winners, seven trips to the Kentucky Derby, both a Preakness and Belmont winner, seven millionaires, two Eclipse Awards and a Breeders’ Cup victory mark the immediate highlights of Dogwood Stable— the original racing partnership. Dogwood Stable President W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell formulated the idea of partnerships in 1969 and has never looked back.
The concept of group ownership of Thoroughbreds appealed to Cot Campbell because it allowed people the opportunity to participate in the racing world at a reasonable cost. This simple idea became a success beyond his wildest dreams.
The stable's most recent success is Palace Malice, winner of the 2013 Belmont Stakes. In 1990 Summer Squall won the Preakness Stakes. His Eclipse Award-winning daughter Storm Song won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in 1996, marking Dogwood Stable’s second Eclipse Award. The talented steeplechaser Inlander earned an Eclipse in 1987. Mrs. Cornwallis became Dogwood’s first stakes winner in 1971 and she was followed by such notables as Dominion, Domynsky, Nassipour, Southjet, Wallenda, Trippi, Smok'n Frolic, Limehouse, Cotton Blossom, and Aikenite. Dogwood is one of an elite group of stables that has won both a U.S. Classic race and a Breeders' Cup race...and six times Dogwood horses have represented the United States of America in international racing competition.
The current roster includes 14 horses— from two-year-olds to seasoned track veterans. Dogwood horses compete at the most prestigious tracks in the East and Midwest.
Dogwood Stable is headquartered in Aiken, South Carolina, a popular training ground for many first-class stables.