Cam Fella

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Cam Fella (May 14, 1979 - May 9, 2001) was a bay pacing horse by Most Happy Fella out of Nan Cam by Bret Hanover. He was trained and driven originally by Doug Arthur and later by Pat Crowe. His best time for the mile was 1:53.1. Cam Fella was purchased as a 2 year old, by the two Norms, Norm Clements and Norm Faulkner.

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Cam Fella burst onto the scene in the 1982 Hopeful pacing series, which he completely dominated, paying $2.10 to win in almost every start. Later that summer, he won the Cane Pace and Messenger Pace. In the Cane Pace, he paid $14.00 and $8.80 to win the elimination and final, respectively, over the heavily favored Merger both times. During his career he also won the Prix d'Été, the Provincial Cup, the Canadian Pacing Derby, and the United States Pacing Championship, among other important races. He was voted Harness Horse of the Year in 1982 and 1983. His most notable win in 1983 came over Its Fritz in a challenge race at the Meadowlands Racetrack (both horses went off at 3-5).

He was retired to stud in 1984 with over two million dollars in earnings. His stud career was exceptionally successful. Among his offspring are Presidential Ball, Cams Card Shark, Precious Bunny, Camtastic, and Goalie Jeff, all winners of more than two million dollars. For more information about harness racing and individual horses, see:

A small residential street in Toronto, near the former Greenwood Raceway, is named "Cam Fella Lane" in his honour.

purse earnings over 2 000 000. was nicknamed "the pacing machine"

Was a ridgling, meaning he had only one descended testicle.

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