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VOL. XXXIV No. 1
Seeing Spots?!? Name That Jockey
It has been more than 10 years since our last “Seeing Spots” newsletter cover (see page 6 for a reproduction) – and there’s a whole new generation of jockeys wearing our colors. This is only a small representation of the men and women who have ridden our horses – from Belmont to Santa Anita… Keeneland to Gulfstream… and most of the tracks in between! You will find an entry form on the back page – see if you can put the right number with the proper name. We’ll spot you the name of jockey #2 – Julien Leparoux, who is coming right out of the newsletter in living color! This incredible photograph by Matt Goins won the Eclipse Award in 2006.
State of the Stable... and Industry
The exercise of half-ton animals, with tiny riders aboard, racing around large ovals, is undoubtedly an entertainment anachronism in this day of instant – and frantic – gratification. And thus, the sport and industry of Thoroughbred horse racing has declined and shrunk in the past decade. And it must shrink more, probably. The overproduction of horses, along with the worldwide economic slowdown, has combined to create a depression in our game (and most others!). So there will be – and should be – fewer horses, fewer breeding farms, and fewer race tracks. And the sport/industry will march on, despite racing’s fragmented nature, and the lamentable fact that we are
at the mercy of the moronic – and often larcenous – actions of legislative and governmental types. Because when it is good and when it is done in a fine atmosphere, there is nothing that is more enthralling, thrilling, stimulating, and glamorous than the racing of horses. There are some unpredictable and improbable places on America’s racing map that are bright and hopeful. Yet in vital areas like New York, Kentucky, Maryland, and California the picture is not promising. But there will always be racing. Racing Thoroughbred horses is too delicious – a great spectacle and an intriguing intellectual pursuit. One cannot imagine a sporting world without a Kentucky Derby, a Preakness, a
Belmont… or a Keeneland, Saratoga, Santa Anita… or a Breeders’ Cup. There still remains a strong desire for racehorses. The business of Dogwood is selling shares in racehorses – the success of which is certainly a barometer of the health of the sport. And we are experiencing surprising interest in our horses, even in the bear market of the last year. Admittedly, we introduced the concept years ago, and we have built up considerable momentum. Throughout 2009 we offered 125 shares, most of them 23.75% in size. The average price was $29,741. At year’s end, of the 125, how many have we sold? 123. – W. Cothran Campbell
LEFT PHOTO © MIKE SEKULIC
RIGHT PHOTO © PATTY BIRK
Anne Campbell’s Breeders’ Cup Diary
Post parade – Aikenite looks for the Dogwood connections in the crowd.
Editor’s Note: Even though the Breeders’ Cup was a few months ago, running Aikenite in the Juvenile was an important event for Dogwood. Anne Campbell wrote about the experience in her ever-popular Diary… and time does not lessen the thrill. November 6: This is our sixth Breeders’ Cup. We won it with Storm Song at Woodbine and we’re giving it another try tomorrow. Can it have been 16 years since we were here in California with Wallenda? This time we’ve come with good old Aikenite. I’d forgotten the grandeur and majesty of Santa Anita, even without the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains which are shrouded in fog (and smog?). We are here on this early morning to watch Aikenite gallop and school in the paddock. Dozens and dozens of Breeders’ Cup contenders are milling around together waiting for the signal to begin training after the 8:15 renovation break. The best racehorses from all over the world and several thousand 2
Santa Anita paddock. Dogwood connections look for Aikenite.
people are here just to see them train. It’s a great sight to behold. Of these 155 gorgeous and talented equine stars, only 14 will go home as winners. Omigosh, wouldn’t it be great to go home to Aiken with one! While we are looking for Aikenite’s stall in the barn this morning, Cot and I round a corner and almost run into the rear end of a humongous horse who is cooling out in the shedrow. It is Zenyatta – the magnificent and formidable mare who will take on the boys in the Classic. What an awesome physical presence she is. *** Visit to the Norton Simon Museum. A first-class diversion from the mounting tension of waiting it out ‘til 12:49 p.m. Saturday! *** Sunday night, November 8: We are back home following yet another splendid adventure. Aikenite did us proud, getting beat only two and a half lengths in competition with the best colts in the world!!!
Were we disappointed with his fifth place finish? Honestly? Yes. Briefly. Every now and then, you let yourself get hyped up to think you will win. Unrealistic, but understandable, as the hype builds during the prerace week. Cot likened it to finishing two strokes off the lead in the Masters golf tournament. We were also carrying the hopes and dreams of Aiken and so wanted a victory for our town. It didn’t take long to put things in proper perspective though. We have one of the best two-year-olds in the world (out of a crop of 33,000 in this country alone) and we have a legitimate contender for the 2010 Kentucky Derby. How good can it get? The Breeders’ Cup/Santa Anita experience was thrilling. Zenyatta’s Classic win was The Greatest Moment in Sports for me. So, once again, I thank God for another wonderful adventure with these gorgeous, admirable horses. What a deal!!!
Summer Squall 1987 - 2009
Dogwood’s beloved Summer Squall was loping back to be unsaddled, and said, ‘That’s my racing career and stamping it with a giant, euthanized last September 22 due to the infir- the one you’ve been waiting on, Cot.’” indelible A+ and then erecting a billboard in mities of old age. He was 22. It is an underAnd indeed he was. Summer Squall had Times Square to display it.” statement to say he was an important horse an incredible two-year-old season – highThe decision had been made not to run in in our history – his lighted by a win in the Belmont Stakes because Summer Squall 1990 Preakness victhe Grade 1 Hopeful was a bleeder (the diuretic Lasix was not tory gave Dogwood its Stakes. Even though allowed in New York at that time) and the first Classic win. Summer Squall colt was given the summer off. He came back “Summer Squall would go on to win in the fall to win the Pennsylvania Derby. As was a vital part of the Preakness, many a four-year-old he won four of eight races Dogwood’s success, closest to the colt will before being retired to stud. From 20 career and we had the deepsay that the Hopeful starts he garnered 13 wins and four seconds. est conceivable affecwas his greatest vic- The partnership that raced Summer Squall tion for him, and all tory. The stretch run sold three-quarters of him for $6 million and he did for us,” said of the Hopeful was he returned to his birthplace at Lane’s End. Summer Squall and Pat Day. Derby Break. Cot Campbell. “He pretty rough. Jockey He was sired by the splendid stallion sired a Horse of the Pat Day saw a small Storm Bird and he was the first important Year in Charismatic, and a champion in hole open up – and he pointed Summer horse out of the mare Weekend Surprise, who the Dogwood-campaigned Storm Song. We Squall into it. The riders tried to “shut the would produce A.P. Indy and subsequently bought many other sons and daughters, and gate,” but the courabecome “Broodmare they all had the grit and quality of their sire.” geous colt refused to of the Year.” Campbell has said that he caught “light- give his spot up – and With a total of ning in a jar” when he purchased Summer he literally bulled his 354 Summer Squall Squall as a yearling at the 1988 Keeneland way through. Victory “babies” from 12 July sale for $300,000. The bay colt would was his; but there crops, 67 of them be undefeated as a two-year-old; at three was a lengthy stewwent on to be stakes he would finish second in the Kentucky ard’s inquiry (18 winners or stakesDerby, win the Preakness Stakes, and tally minutes!) before the placed runners. His victories in the Jim Beam, Blue Grass and colt’s number was top offspring include Pennsylvania Derby; and retire at the end of allowed to stand. the aforementioned his four-year-old year with total earnings of During his threeCharismatic and $1,844,282. Summer Squall was syndicated year-old year Summer Storm Song, as well for stud duty for $8 million and would go Squall began a spiras Grade One winners on to have a brilliant career as a stallion – ited rivalry with Summer Squall, in his twilight years, shows Summer Colony and standing his entire career at Lane’s End in Frances Genter’s colt off for photographer Anne Eberhardt. Summerly. Summer Versailles, Kentucky. Unbridled, who would Squall’s female progSummer Squall was broken in Aiken by win the Kentucky Derby. In all, the pair met eny have gone on to produce Grade One winRon Stevens and proved to be the star of six times on the race track and Summer Squall ners Summer Bird, Stevie Wonderboy, Street the class – intelligent and athletic. At the finished ahead of Unbridled four times. Hero, and Laragh. track the colt was trained brilliantly by Neil After Summer Squall’s second in the One of Summer Squall’s most endearing Howard. Howard was the private trainer for Kentucky Derby, he turned the tables on traits was what we call the peppermint trick. Will Farish, but due to a special arrangement Unbridled in the Preakness, surging down the Whenever he would hear the cellophane between Campbell and the owner of Lane’s stretch like a tidal wave to win by two and being unwrapped from a peppermint, he End (who was one of the investors in the a quarter lengths. The win was monumental would lift his left leg – a signal that he was colt), he took Summer Squall – the only out- for Dogwood. As Campbell has said many ready to eat the candy. Campbell played this side horse he trained. times since that May afternoon in Baltimore: strange game with Summer Squall for over Summer Squall broke his maiden at first “That win was like throwing a pebble into a two decades and the pair never tired of it! asking, winning his two-year-old race at lake – the ripples just seem to keep appearNot only did Summer Squall’s death affect Keeneland by 11 lengths. ing. Summer Squall was surely one of the the Dogwood family, but notes of condo“As I walked jubilantly down to the win- best horses of his generation. Much benefit lences flooded our office for weeks after his ner’s circle,” recalled Campbell, “I went past has accrued to Dogwood and to me person- death. Helen Brann, a partner in Summer a clocker/gambler who was a colorful fixture ally because of his prowess as a racehorse Squall wrote: “How one horse with great around the Kentucky tracks. He gave me a sly and as a sire of great racehorses. Winning the heart and an unmistakable white blaze could grin, cocked his thumb at the colt, now gal- Preakness was like taking the report card of change so many lives is extraordinary…”
Dogwood Photo Contest
Have you seen the Dogwood Stable jockey in front of the ‘21’ Club and/or Peb’s mural at Gallagher’s in New York? We know it has been a frequent custom for our friends and fans to take photos of themselves in front of the ‘21’ jockey or near the mural at Gallagher’s. We would like to ask that if you have photos of yourself (or friends, family members etc.) at either of these famed New York locales, send them to us so we can make a photo montage in our next newsletter. A random drawing will be held with all the participants’ names – and the winner will receive a meal for two at either ‘21’ or Gallagher’s. Photos can be sent electronically to Mary Jane Howell – [email protected]
or via mail to the Dogwood Stable office. 3
Breeders’ Cup… 1. English luminaries, Jane and Sam Sheppard (Chief Executive, European Breeders’ Fund). 2. Riding great Pat Day, recalling Summer Squall days? 3. Nick Nicholson, Keeneland president; Paul Oreffice, ex-chairman, Dow Chemical; Greg Avioli, Breeders’ Cup President; and Nancy Kelly, sparkplug of The Jockey Club. 4. Art and Pat Ryan, prior to Aikenite’s race. Art is the retired chairman of Prudential Financial. 5. He won two races at the Breeders’ Cup! And looks like it. George Strawbridge (Augustin Stable) and Julia Jenkins. 6. The peripatetic Carl Myers and wife Cathleen. 7. Good looking trio – Todd Pletcher’s mom and wife flank Anne. Jerrie and Tracy Pletcher. 8. Buoyant Alabama lovelies: Wynona Wilson, Peggy Mussafer, and Elizabeth Hunter. 9. Jack Sadler and Paul Oreffice. 10. Margaret and Ian Smith, Campbells, Paul Oreffice working on a box lunch in the background. General and Aiken… 11. Legendary baseball southpaw and war hero Lou Brissie and wife Diana with Campbells. 12. Halloween celebrants accost Dogwood jockey. Bill Victor’s Coleman, Lila and Ava. 4
13. FedEx Golf Tournament Chairman Rob Johnston and wife Pam, Campbells, Lynda and Furman Bisher surround Tracey (Mrs. Payne) Stewart. 14. Aikenite’s hometown support staff. Dogwood riders Edmundo Peralta, Robert Bravo, Ismael Gomez, Sarah Hansel, and Salvador Torres flank Aikenite’s groom Elias Sanchez. 15. Two minks on the links! Anne and Dorothy Ridley, cold but supportive at Augusta National Golf Course (Rob Johnston, unseen host). 16. Ron Hall communes with his Samurai Sword. 17. Track Kitchen. Cot, Ron Hall, Jack Sadler, Angel and Doug Wall, Anne, and Ann Kinney. 18. An annual Augusta, Georgia, event defies description. 19. A young horse wonders, “What the hell are we doing here?” Aiken Training Track starting gate. Sal Torres and Ismael Gomez. 20. Robust Indianans. Tim Skelton and golfing pals visit the barn before the annual Indiana Society of Palmetto Golf Tournament at (where else?) the Palmetto Golf Club. 21. Darlene D’Ogwood checks her makeup. 22. Arkansas horseman Dash Goff on a different – and gloomy-looking – species. 23. Christmas lunch at The Willcox. Dogwoodites Jack Sadler, Anne, Bill Victor, Mary Jane Howell, Stanley Kuhn, Missy Poe, and the boss. 5
An Interview With... SANDY ETHERINGTON TUCKER Editor’s Note: Young, horse crazy Shu didn’t achieve the same sucwomen have long been vital to the cess on the track that her sister did. racing industry – many making the Shuvee was a big celebrity in Aiken exodus from classroom to shed rows that winter and it was fun to watch with dreams of working with horses. her. Robert Williamson, who was You are about to meet one such known as “Brooklyn Willie,” was woman. Sandy Etherington Tucker her exercise rider. Bob Wheeler was raised in New Jersey and for was Shuvee’s groom, but I rememmany years showed hunters. Sandy ber there were two grooms in the majored in art at Bennett College in barn named “Preacher” and “Hard Millbrook, New York. In 1971 she Times” – names like that don’t exist came to Aiken to gallop for trainer Left: Sandy Tucker galloping the Mike Freeman-trained Aglimmer at around the track anymore! the Aiken Training Track, winter of 1971. Not bad form for an artist Mike Freeman, moving to Aiken from New Jersey! Right: Sandy today – with her horse Pal Joey. John Gaver was an institution in permanently in 1978. A few years Aiken then. What are your memlater, she married prominent attorof a friend’s horse and that led to commisories of the Greentree trainer? ney Bill Tucker. A celebrated animal portrait sions of other horses. During that first year, I knew several people who worked for artist in her early days, Sandy paints mostly I was commissioned to paint 62 horses and John Gaver and I usually saw him as I passed landscapes today. She serves as a trustee of a few dogs. In order to paint racehorses with the clocker’s stand on horseback. He had a the Hitchcock Woods Foundation. authenticity, however, I needed to acquire reputation as a stern taskmaster with a formiGive us a little background on yourself. firsthand knowledge of the racing world. A dable persona, but I understand he was a very From the time I could hold a pencil, I loved college friend suggested I gallop racehorses kind man. He had a dog named Thunderball art and spent hours drawing and painting and she helped me get a job in Aiken with who had a reputation for being one tough horses. My passion led me to major in art at trainer Mike Freeman. little terrier! Bennett College, but I wasn’t allowed to paint Tell us some of those memories. What were some other good horses then? horses as part of the curriculum. After graduaMike was the perfect boss. He was kind, Besides Shuvee, there were several other tion, I studied portraiture with Nancy Craw in thoughtful and calm. He was very much a equine stars training in Aiken that winter. Montclair, New Jersey. gentleman. On my second day on the job, I Tony Basile, trainer for Bwamazon Farm, As I was contemplating which direction was put on a Tom Fool colt who had been had the four-year-old stakes winner Well to go with my art, I drew a pastel portrait walking for a few days because of a cough. It Mannered. Mack Miller, who trained for was meant to be an Charles Engelhard’s Cragwood Stable, had easy, slow gallop, several nice older horses including Red but when we went Reality and Raise Your Glass. Mr. Engelhard to the track, the colt had recently purchased Halo, who was a twowas quite a handful year-old that winter. Although Halo didn’t and we went much have a stellar race career, he went on to twice faster than Mike be North America’s Leading Sire. Mrs. H. D. was expecting us Paxson’s Quid Pro Quo, trained by Alan King, 1. R. Davis 2. H. McCauley 3. R. Romero 4. C. Perret 5. G. Stevens to go. I was embar- Jr. and William Perry’s Loud, trained by Bob rassed and rather Blackburn, were wintering in Aiken. Other unnerved, but Mike trainers at the time included Buddy Raines, didn’t criticize me. Bobby and Claudia Dotter, Joe Kulina, Barry He simply turned Ryan, Edward Kelly, Buddy Hirsch, W. O. me over to Calvin Hicks, and Jack Nelson. Moore, his assistant In your opinion, how is Aiken different 6. J. Bailey 7. C. Borel 8. A. Cordero 9. J. Edwards 10. J. L. Samyn trainer, who took than other horse communities? me under his wing The City of Aiken is to be commended and taught me what for respecting and preserving the historiI needed to know. cal tradition and economic significance of Mike was well- the Aiken Training Track. Not many horse known for his won- communities have a training track at its derful ability to nucleus and, understandably, the pressures 11. C. McCarron 12. M. Smith 13. D. Kutz 14. Cot!?! 15. L. Pincay train fillies. Shuvee of modern life on a 68-year-old racehorse was his big horse. training establishment often present chalShuvee was a five- lenges to the local government. year-old my first While it has been sad for me to see winter in Aiken so many of the big racing stables fold and had the honor and this country’s finest trainers retire or of being the world’s leave Aiken, it’s reassuring that Dogwood 16. E. Maple 17. P. Day 18. J. Vasquez 19. V. Bracciale 20. S. Cauthen all-time leading Stable maintains its headquarters here. The In 1999 we used these jockeys as the cover of the newsletter – and it money winning presence of Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley proved to be one of our most popular contests, and popular covers as mare. I got to gallop Stable in Aiken also means that the tradiwell! We thought we’d reprint it to point out the evolution of the top her baby sister that tion and uniqueness of this training track jockeys who have donned the Dogwood silks. winter, but Sister are still appreciated and well regarded.
The Honorable Order of the Spots
• Mattie Burson Naming Names • Clara Barton Bill Dorminy • The nicest compliment you can pay a the Old Hat Stakes, produced some of • Anne Campbell human being is to name a Thoroughbred the great horses of her day (Desert Wine, • Lila Menifee, Arsaan et al.), traded hands for racehorse for him or her. Sally Waldron • But inasmuch as most horses – like many millions, and ultimately became Anne Dodd • most people – do not achieve stardom, Broodmare of the Year. What great fun! • Billy Lemar We’ve named horses for sports figit is a tricky compliment. I once named • Bobby Dodd a horse “Jack Burton” for my business ures (Babe Ruth, Dempsey, Nagurski, Walter Bryant • partner. He turned out (much to my dis- Trippi…), actresses (Zorina, Garbo, • Abebe Bikila appointment) not to be worth “two dead Lilly Langtry…), and lots of good • Dr. Dodd flies.” I think the human Jack, as smart as friends (Whitney Tower, Ron Stevens, • L. K. Haggin he was, actually felt I had selected a sorry Jack Sadler, Ed Bowen, Helen Brann, Mrs. Fitzmorris • Pauliano…). specimen to carry his name. Kimbrough • Here are some of these names, ranOn the other hand, I named a well-bred • Marjorie McClain bay filly (pigeon toed; great rear end!) domly pulled from our equine archives. • Missy McGrew –WCC for my wife “Anne Campbell.” She won Proctor • • Annie Chance • Marilyn Miller • McCann • Jenny Diver • Bill Campbell • Mickey Rooney • Radwan • Susan Dillon • Dr. Gaston • Vernon Broyles • Cary C. • Bulldog Drummond • Tolstoy • Dossi Thorne • My Man Andy • Vicki Smith • Ron Stevens • Baby Liloo • Dempsey • Margaret Layton • Jack Sadler • The Great Carl • Gelo ART © CHRIS WARE
Dogwood’s Vets – Cogs in the Wheel
Since 1973 Dogwood Stable has benefitted from the services of three different supervising veterinarians. The succession of D. L. Proctor, DeWitt Owen and Robert Copelan has provided vital and practical advice. We named a horse Proctor – and he was a star turf runner. We named one DeWitt Owen, and sadly, he was a flop. We would name one Copelan, but Fred Hooper beat us to it, and he was a top runner and stallion. We were saddened recently to learn of the death of Dr. Proctor. And we – along with the rest of the racing industry – take note of this loss. Several years back Dr. Owen passed away. Dr. Copelan has been our veterinary mainstay for some years. He and our boss are great personal friends, bonded by a love of the poems of Rudyard Kipling… and other lighthearted interests. Cot has always said Bob Copelan was the only person in the world who could recite Gunga Din on a cell phone while castrating a horse!
D. Owen Helen Brann Lardner My Man Morphy Wallenda Pauliano Garbo Sherbie Becker Whitney Tower Handel Lester Lanin Babe Ruth Snapper Garrison Turk Murphy Zorina Billy Haggard Colonel Bradley Lily Langtry Salty Roberts Buddy Raines Sam Huff The Great Flora Trippi Knievel Bill Heinz Ed Bowen Giambi Kim Baker Racehorse Davis Sinkwich Yabbo Dan McGrew Dangerfield Piggott Poschner Arcaro Dukinfield Ziegfeld Lou Brissie Nagurski Jack Burton
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Meet Stanley… Stanley Kuhn is the newest member of the Dogwood staff, and we are putting his strong background in finance to good use with our partnership shares. A South Carolina native, Stanley lives in Columbia with his wife Ginny and young daughter Duncan. He’s a graduate of the University of South Carolina and worked for many years with both Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in their financial securities departments. His passion for racing brought him to Dogwood, and how could we not embrace a man who has been to every Kentucky Derby since 1991 (the year Strike the Gold won)? Keeneland is his favorite track and he tries to get there for either the spring or fall meetings (both, if he’s lucky). Although he says that watching Barbaro win the Kentucky Derby is his greatest racing thrill, we hope that changes with our next Dogwood Derby runner! Both Stanley and his wife are serious tennis players. 7
Editor’s Notebook In the first meeting of the new year, 10, after writing more than 59 years Name That Jockey Contest Entry worth of columns… and that’s something Cot Campbell said to his staff: “I don’t ask for Good Luck in 2010 – just the Look at the photos and match a name to each like 10,000 bylines! He covered every absence of Bad Luck!” corresponding number. Send your entries to the Masters golf tournament since 1949 and *** newsletter editor by April 19th. The first correct also covered every Kentucky Derby Saratoga mainstay John Salerno, entry to land on her desk will be the winner of from 1950 through 2007. Throw in the whose moniker was the “Singing Chef,” a “must-have” Dogwood chair. Results will be Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls, passed away on November 22. John reported in the next newsletter. heavyweight title matches… you get the often accompanied the Dixieland band picture. ___ Alan Garcia Reggie’s Red Hot Feetwarmers, belting ___ Robby Albarado Bisher owned some Thoroughbreds out impromptu golden oldies for racing ___ Calvin Borel in partnership with Pro Football Hall of 2 Julien Leparoux ___ fans around the track. Fame linebacker Sam Huff, and was also He was a delightful singer – showman ___ Javier Castellano ___ Richard Migliore involved in the breeding side of the sport – comedian. John and the Boys would ___ Eddie Castro for awhile. Along with Cot Campbell and ___ Edgar Prado always welcome Anne and Cot with Brereton Jones, Bisher owned a share ___ Chantal Sutherland in the graded stakes-winning Damascus Carolina in the Morning on their first day ___ Jon Court at the track each year. stallion Accipiter. ___ Kent Desormeaux ___ John Velazquez Salerno had been a corporal in the One of Campbell’s favorite memories U.S. Marine Corps in the 1940s, and ___ Ramon Dominguez ___ Cornelio Velasquez of his longtime pal took place at the 1996 upon his discharge he served as a culiBreeders’ Cup, held that year at Woodbine. Good Luck! nary apprentice at the Plaza Hotel. His ___ Chris DeCarlo Bisher had been in New York covering the career as a chef spanned more than 30 World Series between the Atlanta Braves years. John catered and the Yankees – for many celeband the Braves were rities, including up two games; but, Frank Sinatra, Ava Bisher and his wife Gardner, President Lynda flew up to George Bush, and Toronto to cheer Queen Elizabeth. on Storm Song, He was also a popuDogwood’s Juvenile lar singer and comeFillies winner. dian, performing at “I walked into night clubs in New the barn the mornYork City and the ing of the race, and Catskills with many who should I see but famous headliners Bisher!” recalled of the day, such as Campbell. “He left Jackie Gleason and the World Series to Rodney Dangerfield. John Salerno – a Saratoga tradition for At the Track Kitchen – the Igoe family surrounds Cot and cover the Breeders’ John had been more than two decades. There will not be Anne. From left: Sylvia, Isabel, Sean (he of the mayday Cup – and it meant story) and dad Kevin. singing at Saratoga another like him. a lot to me.” Race Course for *** more than 20 years. embarrassed by her son’s outburst, tried Elias Sanchez *** to quiet him. “Mayday, mayday…” he (see photo 14 on page 5) has worked for Nine-year-old Isabel Igoe, a student at kept loudly insisting. By now there was a Dogwood’s Aiken trainer Ron Stevens for Mead Hall Episcopal School in Dogwood’s palpable nervousness amongst the nearby nearly ten years. In those years he has rubbed hometown of Aiken, was the winning passengers, who were perhaps wondering many good yearlings and two-year-olds, but bidder on a school auction/fundraising if the youngster was privy to information one interesting trend has appeared – within item – “A Morning at Dogwood.” Isabel that they didn’t have! Elias’ domain is stall 22, which was home is a horse crazy girl, and along with her *** to major graded stakes winners Limehouse younger brother Sean (age six), and her Legendary sportswriter Furman Bisher and Cotton Blossom during their Aiken days. parents Kevin and Sylvia, she came out (see photo 13 on page 5) retired from the You can be sure we’re keeping an eye on to the barn one morning last fall. After Atlanta Journal-Constitution on October who is in that stall now (Sky Music). watching several sets train, the Campbells and the Igoes went to the track kitchen W. Cothran Campbell, President for breakfast. Somehow the conversation Mary Jane Howell, Newsletter Editor turned to air travel, and Sylvia recounted Address: Post Office Box 1549 how young Sean had caused a panic during a flight to New Mexico. The plane hit Aiken, South Carolina 29802 some turbulence, and Sean, quite precoTel: (803) 642-2972 Fax: (803) 642-2747 cious and with a flair for the dramatic, E-mail: [email protected]
DOGWOOD helpfully screamed out: “Mayday, mayday STABLE, INC. Internet address: http://www.dogwoodstable.com – the plane is going down.” Sylvia, quite