Cot Campbell

Cot Campbell: Less Racing, But More Partners?

There is no question that when one “gets along in years” one tends to think that the good old days were better. I am definitely along in years, and I am pretty damned sure many things used to be better. That admitted, I wish to address two ponderable points having to do with owning a […]

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Campbell: ‘Racetracker’ Salty Roberts Was Racing’s True Unsung Hero

Salty Roberts died a week ago, and perhaps his death did not get quite the notice his life deserved. To begin with – good or bad – he was the very definition of a “racetracker.” But more to the point, he created and founded the Race Track Chaplaincy, for which he deserved enormous credit. He […]

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Campbell: Time For Medication Reform Is Now

Before I stumbled into the idea of forming partnerships to own race horses in 1969, I was chairman of a major advertising agency in Atlanta. What we told our clients emphatically was if you talk the talk, you had better be ready to walk the walk. So for the past four decades, I’ve applied that […]

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Cot Campbell: To the ones that didn’t tick all the boxes

This is the popular battle cry heard during recent sales seasons. How many times have we heard a smug bloodstock agent—or excited new owner—announce proudly over an expensive new purchase that the horse “ticked all the boxes”? Or worse: that he/she was “the best horse in the sale.” Maybe I’m being too literal when I […]

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