07/20/2013 4:57PM

No horses harmed in Dogwood Stable fire


A fire destroyed a barn housing 21 Thoroughbreds and several other horses Saturday at Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable in Aiken, S.C., but all horses escaped unharmed, according to published reports.

According to a report in the Blood-Horse, one farm worker was hospitalized for precautionary measures related to smoke inhalation. Dogwood Stable vice president Jack Sadler said that the barn, located adjacent to Dogwood’s training track, suffered near complete destruction from the fire, with most of the stalls destroyed and nearby paddocks affected. Sadler also stated that all horses, most of them 2-year-olds and yearlings, had been safely relocated to a nearby barn.

Dogwood Stable, the pioneering racing partnership founded by Campbell in the early 1970s, campaigns Belmont winner Palace Malice. Last month, Dogwood merged with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and announced that the majority of the new partnership’s young horses would be trained at its Aiken facility.