Campbell honoured with Eclipse Award of Merit
W. COTHRAN 'Cot' Campbell will be honoured with the Eclipse Award of Merit on January 16 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and National Turf Writers And Broadcasters.
Campbell's award is in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.
By founding Dogwood Stable in 1973, South Carolina-based Campbell, 84, introduced the concept of syndicated racehorse ownership and brought hundreds of new owners into the sport.
Since 1973, Dogwood has campaigned 14 Grade 1 winners, including 1990 Preakness Stakes winner Summer Squall and his champion daughter Storm Song, Dominion (later a high-class sire in Britain), Wallenda and Cotton Blossom.
Campbell announced in November that he would continue existing partner relationships but cease forming new partnerships.
"This Award of Merit is a blockbuster for me," said Campbell. "I am surprised, delighted, and very appreciative that it comes my way. It is the highlight of a career that has been exhilarating, to put it mildly."
The 41st annual Eclipse Awards will be held on Monday, January 16 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.