cam's card shark
Cam's Card Shark was named Horse of the Year, Pacer of the Year, and Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year in 1994. That year he became the leading single-season money-winner of all time earning $2,264,714. He was the fourth pacer in the history of harness racing to earn more than $2 million in one season and only the second Standardbred to win two $1 million contests in the same year.
Cam's Card Shark won five of 14 starts as a two-year-old,earning $233,490. He was victorious in the Lou Babic Memorial final and two New Jersey Sire Stakes.
As a three-year-old, Cam's Card Shark won 15 of 18 starts. He won the Meadowlands Pace in 1:50, equaling the season's record. He secured Horse of the Year honors and various divisional titles with wins in the North America Cup, Berry's Creek, Messenger Stake, New Jersey Classic, Adios, James B. Dancer Memorial, Art Rooney, and the Miller Memorial. His time of 1:50.3 in the Miller Memorial was a season record over a five-eighths mile track.
Cam's Card Shark was the Leading First Crop Pacing Sire in 1998 with earnings of $1.1 million. He has sired 907 starters with 656 in 2:00, 332 in 1:55, and 28 in 1:50. Their earnings total over $72 million with 181 $100,000 earners, eight $1 million earners, and three $2 million winners. Impressive offspring include Holborn Hanover 5,1:46.4 ($1,936,178) who set a track and world record for the fastest race mile in history in the 2006 U.S. Pacing Championship, 2001 Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year and Little Brown Jug victor Bettor's Delight 3,1:49.4 ($2,581,461), Four Starzzz Shark 6,1:47.4 ($2,537,267), Riverboat King 4,1:48.3 ($1,234,576), Timesareachanging 3,1:48.4 ($1,448,695), and Royalflush Hanover 4,1:49.3 ($2,153,893).
During his racing career Cam's Card Shark was owned by Jeffrey S. Snyder and driven by John Campbell to 15 of his 20 career victories.
Cam's Card Shark was bred by Jef's Standardbred Country Club of Sacramento, CA and was owned by a large consortium led by Hanover Shoe Farms, Inc., Pennsylvania. He stood at Hanover Shoe Farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Cam's Card Shark passed away peacefully on July 2, 2020 at the age of 29.