by Peter Wharton
Cambest p,1:46.2, the fastest Standardbred in history and now one of North America’s leading sires, has been purchased for stud duties by a syndicate of Australian breeders and will stand at the new Stallion Station, Toolern Vale, on the northwestern outskirts of Melbourne.
He entered quarantine in Canada in mid-June and is expected to arrive in Victoria in early July. His fee will be $5,500, including GST, with lifetime breeding packages available.
A tough and brilliant son of Cam Fella, Cambest competed at the elite level for four seasons, notching up 42 wins — 29 in sub-1:55 — and 26 placings from 94 starts. He won a total of $1,444,835.
Cambest has matched his greatness as a racehorse in the siring field, and now his offspring are achieving distinctions of the same order.
He has sired the winners of almost $84 million in stakes and to this stage is credited with more than 26 in the 1:50 list. He has been represented by no less than 22 world record holders — including four current world champions — and six million dollar winners.
His long list of superstars includes Carolina Sunshine 1:48.4 ($1.2 million), the fastest female pacer in history, Lis Mara 1:47.3 ($1.4 million), the fastest-ever 4-year-old, Camotion 1:48.3 ($1.7 million), the Triple Crown winner Blissfull Hall 1:49.2 ($1.4 million), Color Me Best 1:48 ($1.4 million), the Breeders Crown champion Cam Swifty 1:50 ($1 million), Eaton Road Kill 1:48 and Cam Knows Best 1:49.1.
Cambest looks certain to make an impact on the “Down Under” breeding scene.
For further information and bookings contact Danny Boyle, marketing manager of the Stallion Station, on 0438 995 172 or freecall Australia 1800 776 433 or New Zealand 0800 564 232.