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World champion Casimir Camotion dies at 15

March 28, 2016

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World champion Casimir Camotion, winner of the 2004 Canadian Pacing Derby, was euthanized on Friday, March 25, at a New Jersey clinic. Casimir Camotion was 15 and was just two days shy of 16 years from his foaling date.

A winner of 53 of 269 lifetime starts with earnings of $1,705,817 for Bill Matz and Cary Potkin's M&M Harness Racing LLC, Casimir Camotion's biggest victory came when he captured the $806,400 Canadian Pacing Derby at Woodbine Racetrack in a career-best 1:48.3. Casimir Camotion equaled that time two years later in a Classic Series leg at Dover Downs, which established a new world record for gelding pacers on a five-eighths mile track.

Casimir Camotion was retired from racing while still healthy and happy at the age of 13. He became competitive in the life of a pleasure horse, earning multiple ribbons in the 2013 Standardbred Pleasure Horse Show.

Casimir Camotion was trained during his racing career by Stew Firlotte, Pat Lachance and Bruce Saunders.

The ultimate warrior on the racetrack, Casimir Camotion was intelligent, sensitive and appreciate of the people around him. He was a most unique horse and will be mourned by those whose presence he graced.

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