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Cot Campbell
S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame


Cot Campbell

Campbell pioneered thoroughbred partnerships in the 1970s to give thousands of fans an opportunity to participate in the Sport of Kings by sharing financial costs of ownership. As president of Dogwood stables in Aiken, Campbell ranks as South Carolina’s most visible figure on the national racing stage. He is a major factor in the South Carolina equine industry (the No. 2 industry in the state) that produced a $478 million economic impact for the state  (including $63 million for Aiken) in the 2005 equine census by the S.C Department of Agriculture. Campbell has produced six thoroughbreds to surpass the million-dollar mark in earnings. Dogwood’s Summer Squall won the 1990 Preakness and finished a close second in the Kentucky Derby. Storm Song won the 1996 Eclipse Award (horse racing’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy) as the nation’s best 2-year-old filly, and Inlander took the 1987 Eclipse as the country’s best steeplechase horse. Campbell established the Dogwood Dominion Award in 1993 to honor racing’s unsung heroes. Dogwood, which perennially ranks among the nation’s top money-earning stables, set its all-time earnings record in 20005 with $2,688,782. Campbell, author of three books on horse racing, has received two prestigious awards – for “outstanding contributions to racing.” He is a member of the

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Campbell is caricatured in a collage of famous stars (which include JFK, Joe D & and Marilyn, Wilt, MJ, Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Paul Newman, Liza Minelli, Joe Namath, Johnny U., etc) in a mural that hangs in the famed Gallagher’s Steak House in N.Y.

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