World's fastest harness horse dies in Kentucky

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Posted: Jun 12, 2015 11:34 AM

By Steve Bittenbender

(Reuters) - The world's fastest harness horse has died in Kentucky, horse racing officials said on Friday. Cambest died on Wednesday at Walnut Hall Farm in Lexington. He was 27.

Cambest holds the world record for covering the mile in 1:46.1 during a race at the Illinois State Fair in 1993.

"To see that record still stand is phenomenal," said Gabe Prewitt, executive secretary of the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association.

Cambest won $1.4 million during his four-year career.

Cambest will be laid to rest in the Walnut Hall cemetery, according farm officials.

(Reporting by Steve Bittenbender in Louisville)