Cam's Rocket, sire of Googoo Gaagaa, dies at 24
July 06, 2020
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Cam’s Rocket, a pacer who sired the blazing-fast trotter Googoo Gaagaa, has died in Maryland at age 24. He was owned by Maryland breeders Tom Cooke and Roger Hans.
Bred by Dunroven Stud in Kentucky, Cam’s Rocket was pacing bred but had trotting blood far back in his family that surprisingly carried forward into the 21st century. In 2012, Cam’s Rocket’s son Googoo Gaagaa won the Colonial Trot in a stakes record 1:52.1.
Although a son of Cam’s Card Shark out of a Meadow Skipper mare, Cam’s Rocket’s trotting blood came from Steady Star on his sire line and via Bye Bye Byrd (by Popular Byrd, by Volomite) on his dam’s side. In addition, Cam’s Rocket carried a 4x5x3 cross to Meadow Skipper and four doses of the blood of Countess Vivian, the dam of the great Meadow Skipper.
Cam’s Rocket sired 110 foals, with his 76 starters earning $5,920,660, with his offspring winning Maryland stakes for both trotters and pacers. His fastest and richest pacing winner was Mr Ham Sandwich p,4, 1:50.1f.