The Horse Racing World immediately took to Twitter sending out love and condolences to Cot Campbell, who passed away on Saturday.
Keeneland remembers industry leader Cot Campbell, a prominent figure at our annual sales and whose Dogwood Stable won 8 stakes races at #Keeneland over the course of five decades. pic.twitter.com/0nqpMI3Gbv
— Keeneland (@keeneland) October 27, 2018
Goodbye, Cot Campbell, a remarkable man, and one who forever changed our sport. How wonderful that he was inducted into the @nmrhof as a Pillar of the Sport in August. Photo with his wonderful wife Anne on that day.Deepest condolences to all who loved him – and there were many. pic.twitter.com/NsMuTkMZai
— Barbara Livingston (@DRFLivingston) October 27, 2018
— Erica Miller (@EricaPhotog) October 27, 2018
Our utmost condolences to the family and friends of Cot Campbell. The racing community owes endless gratitude to the father of racing partnerships. https://t.co/fj1DB2gD4u
— Centennial Farms (@Centennial_Farm) October 27, 2018
So sad to hear about Cot Campbell passing. One of the first people I talked to in the sport. He was the pioneer of racing syndicates, and cared greatly about the horses. Not many like Cot.
— Greg (@LvilleFan1) October 28, 2018
Cot Campbell was a titan of the Thoroughbred industry. He was a great innovator. More importantly, he was a man of great integrity. Condolences to his strong family and many friends.
— Boyd Browning (@btbrowning) October 28, 2018
Cot Campbell passed away today, I’ve have been a Dogwood fan ever since Cot gave me a Dogwood hat many years back at Saratoga , a great man & racing pioneer, R.I.P. Cot, you will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/vybw6CWLYh
— Frank Panucci (@DRFager132) October 27, 2018
— Daily Racing Form (@DRFInsidePost) October 28, 2018
Thirty years ago I was both honored and scared when I boarded a private plane and the other passenger was Cot Campbell. He told me he was impressed with me as a trainer. I read his books and was equally impressed. It was such an honor to become his trainer. I will miss him so.
— Gary Contessa (@GaryContessa) October 28, 2018