Bobby Cox has been a horse enthusiast for many years. In addition to many other businesses, he owns a horse and cattle breeding ranch north of Weatherford, Texas. He is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and has served as director and is a member of the Texas Quarter Horse Association. Cox was named Owner of the Year in 2004 by the American Quarter Horse Association and was inducted in 2008 into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame. At its recent annual awards ceremony, Cox was also named as the Texas Quarter Horse Association 2010 Accredited Texas Breeder of the Year for 2009 – a year where he was a national top five breeder with seven stakes wins.
Cox bought his first race horse, Peter Pistola, in 1976. In 1979 he moved his mares and yearlings to Winner Maker Farm. In 1993, he began moving his horse facility to what is now known as Cox Ranch-Sweetwater Land and Cattle Company. In June of 2004, Cox’s All About Ease won the Ruidoso Futurity. In July of 2004, Cox's Brimmerton won the Rainbow Derby and followed it up by winning the prestigious All American Derby in Ruidoso, New Mexico in September of 2004. He repeated that performance in 2007 when Don’t Let Down won the All American Derby. Bobby Cox has bred 30+ stakes winners with total earnings of more than $9 million.
Few people truly personify the American entrepreneurial spirit more than Bobby D. Cox of Fort Worth, Texas. His personal journey from very humble beginnings in East Texas to being CEO and owner of numerous businesses in a wide variety of industries is a story founded on honesty, goal-setting, dedication to loyal employees and suppliers, lofty standards for his co-workers, and a strong work ethic. It is a journey that has resulted in a level of success of which many business owners only dream.