World’s fastest pacing harness horse dies on Kentucky farm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The world’s fastest pacing harness horse has died on a Lexington farm.

A statement from Walnut Hall Ltd. says Cambest died Wednesday at the age of 27. On Aug. 16, 1993, Cambest became the fastest Standardbred in history when he paced a mile in one minute, 46.2 seconds in a time trial at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The record stands today.

Cambest earned $1.44 million in his four-year racing career. He was retired to stud at Walnut Hall Farm in 1994 and ranks seventh among all pacing sires in history, with earnings of $134 million.

He will be laid to rest in the Walnut Hall cemetery.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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