1971 -- Mrs. Cornwallis won one of Americaís most prestigious two-year-old filly stakes -- the Alcibiades at Keeneland -- to become Dogwood Stableís first stakes winner.
1973 -- Dogwood Farm Corporation began. The farm was located in Greenville, Georgia, while the corporate office remained in Atlanta. Built on 422 acres, Dogwood Farm had a six furlong track, a lake for swimming horses, 52 stalls in two training barns, and lay-up and breeding stock facilities.
1977 -- Dogwood Farmís newsletter premiered in June. The first headline read, "Dogwood Stable Colt Marches Toward Belmont." The article was about the three-year-old colt Singleton, a rapidly rising Dogwood star who, at the time of the newsletter, had won five of six starts.
1978 -- The year was marked by major stakes wins. Practitioner won the W. L. McKnight Handicap, the Canadian Turf Handicap and the Hallandale Handicap. Delta Flag won the Monmouth Invitational. Also, stable favorite Dominion won the Bernard Baruch Handicap, the Rumson Handicap and the Jersey Blues. And, to round the year out in a big way, Nizon won the Premio Roma in Rome.