1984 -- "Because Dogwood’s racetrack earnings hit a million dollars for the first time in 1983, because Dogwood has enjoyed steady growth for over a decade now, and because. . .just for the hell of it, Dogwood decided to have a dance," this copy was on the front page of Dogwood’s Newsletter in March. More than 350 people, including owners of Dogwood horses, friends in the horse business and many of Dogwood’s Atlanta friends, enjoyed dancing to the music of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the Piedmont Driving Club.
1985 -- Nassipour won the prestigious Rothmans International Stakes at Woodbine. A year later Southjet won the race as well, giving Dogwood back-to-back victories.
1986 -- Dogwood sold the Georgia farm and moved the training operation to Aiken, South Carolina. While Atlanta continued to be home for the Dogwood office, Cot Campbell cited several reasons for moving the horses: "We have been given a rare opportunity to avail ourselves of the use of America’s finest training facilities, while at the same time streamlining and simplifying our operation."
1987 -- Inlander won an Eclipse Award for Dogwood Stable as Champion Steeplechase horse. Trained by Charlie Fenwick, Inlander’s biggest victory came in the Colonial Cup. This same year saw Southjet become Dogwood Stable’s first millionaire, with purse earnings of $1,088,442. Dogwood Stable’s office relocated from Atlanta to Aiken.
1989 -- Summer Squall, who was to become Dogwood Stable’s "Big Horse," won four stakes races during a season that saw him undefeated. He finished his two-year-old campaign with a rousing win in the Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga.