Known as The Pacing Machine, Cam Fella was a Canadian-owned standardbred legend who won 61 of 80 races in a career that ended with a record 28 consecutive wins.
He set records at tracks throughout North America, and his accomplishments include the Canadian Pacing Triple Crown and two legs of the U.S. Pacing Triple Crown.
Cam Fella was voted Horse of the Year in 1982 and 1983 and is a member of both the Canadian Harness Racing Hall of Fame and the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.
Prior to his retirement to the Hall of Champions, Cam Fella enjoyed a successful career as a stallion.
Foaled May 14, 1979 at Walnut Hall Farm, Lexington, KY
Died May 9, 2001 at the Kentucky Horse Park
Out of Most Happy Fella, by Nan Cam by Bret Hanover
Breeder: Wilfred Cameron
Owners: Cam Fella Syndicate
Trainer/Driver: Pat Crowe
Titles / Awards
U.S. Harness Horse of the Year (1982, 1983)
Canadian Harness Horse of the Year (1982, 1983)
Champion Three-year-old Pacer (1982)
Pacer of the Year (1983)
Retired as richest Standardbred in the history of harness racing (1983)
Leading American Standardbred sire (1995)
Inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1986)
Inducted into the American Harness Racing Hall of Fame (1998)
Posted more consecutive 2-minute wins than any other Standardbred in history with 32
Won 28 consecutive races and was known as “The Pacing Machine”
Held track record at Roosevelt, Sportsman’s Park, Edmonton, Greenwood, Mohawk, Pompano Park, and Cloverdale
Sired 13 crops of foals, who have earned in excess of $100 million
Sire of 16 millionaires and 4 winners of “The Little Brown Jug”
Canadian Pacing Derby
U.S. Pacing Championship
Mohawk Gold Cup
Frank Ryan Memorial
Hall of Champion Resident