Cambest, the fastest harness horse of all time, died Wednesday at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington.
He was 27.
At age 5, he became the fastest Standardbred in history when he paced a mile in one minute, 46.2 seconds in a time trial on Aug. 16, 1993, at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.
The record stands today.
William O'Donnell drove Cambest to the record for trainer Fred Grant to beat the mark of 1:48.4, held jointly by Matt's Scooter and Staying Together.
Cambest earned $1.44 million in his four-year racing career.
Cambest was retired to stud at Walnut Hall Ltd. in 1994 and ranks seventh among all pacing sires in history, with progeny earnings of $134 million.
He will be buried in the Walnut Hall cemetery beside the graves of Scotland, Volomite and Garland Lobell.