Cam Fella

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.

Watch the charismatic Cam Fella in the U.S. Pacing Championship.

Standardbred: Pacer

Bay 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”

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Notable Wins

Cane Pace

Messenger Pace
Canadian Pacing Derby
Prix d’Ete
Provincial Cup
World Cup
U.S. Pacing Championship
Mohawk Gold Cup
Frank Ryan Memorial

Harness Racing: Pacing

Harness racing is a form of racing only open to Standardbreds (in North America). This form of racing involves horses pulling carts with drivers controlling them. Standardbreds perform either at the trot or at the pace when they race. Pacing is a gait in which the horse moves his legs laterally (right front and right rear, left front and left rear). Pacing is slightly faster than trotting and horses who pace are less likely to break gait. Pacing is more popular than trotting in the United States.

Hall of Champion Resident

December 1997 to May 2001

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