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Millionaire Mare’s ‘Beach’ Son Available

Published: September 6, 2018 12:37 pm ET

Last Comment: September 6, 2018 8:08 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

In this edition of ‘Horse Highlight,’ ‘Post Time with Mike and Mike’ has teamed up with New Vocations to feature the beautiful 2010 Somebeachsomewhere colt Camvault, who was donated by Wendy Cameron.

Cameron bred and raised Camvault, who she adored dearly.

“Camvault was perhaps one of the best-bred colts we have bred and foaled at our farm,” said Cameron. “He is definitely our largest foal and is absolutely the best looking foal/horse we have owned. I say one of the best-bred because we have his full brother, Cammikey, who was very successful racing for us. ‘Cam’ resembles more of his dam, Always Cam, and ‘Vault’ looks more like his sire, Somebeachsomewhere.”

When breeding a horse, the best part about it is naming the foal. Camvault has a meaning behind his name, as Cameron took the time to explain.

“Camvault originates from our family’s origin of the ‘Cam’ name. The original Cam was named Cambev after our company’s original name, Cameron Beverages. Later our company was named Cameron Coca-Cola. Vault was a popular Coca-Cola brand at the time, so Camvault was born, it also happened to be my mother’s favourite soft drink, and she names our foals.”

Starting into his two-year-old year Camvault had a few setbacks. He struggled with some health issues when he began training as a yearling. He had stifle surgery as a two-year-old at Ohio State University, where they placed screws in his stifles; he raced with no issues after that.

“He was very fortunate to have Dr. Alicia Bertone and had a very successful outcome,” Cameron stated. “He trained back and began racing as a three-year-old. Unfortunately, his size, conformation, and strength did not overcome his nervousness on the track.”

When all was said and done, Camvault had a short racing career, as he made just 12 pari-mutuel starts and banked roughly $15,000 in purse earnings.


Camvault (Photo courtesy SF Johnson)

“We decided to retire him and take him home,” Cameron explained. “I continued to work with him at our farm with aqua treading, lunging, and daily turnout. In addition, he spent five months with Julie Allison learning to be a riding horse.”

Cameron is not only passionate about Camvault, but every horse that comes into her care, as she wants nothing but the best for them on and off the racetrack. “It was a difficult decision for us to part with Vault,” said Cameron, “however, he matured a great deal not being on the track and we felt he needed a more productive life and hopefully someone who can give him a wonderful home.”

“He seems to really like riding a lot. He is a little pushy on the ground and needed a reminder in manners, but now is doing excellent. He will make a fantastic show or trail horse,” stated Winnie Nemeth, the Standardbred program director for New Vocations. "It was great that Cameron saw the benefit to continue training Camvault as a riding horse to help him excel in his next career. This will be essential in helping him find the perfect adopter.”

Camvault will be soon posted for adoption, as he is part of New Vocations’ ‘Back to School’ special. Originally, the adoption fee would be $800, but through the end of September, parties that are interested in taking advantage of the promo will get $200 off. Be sure to visit www.newvocations.org and check out all of the amazing athletes that are up for adoption. Remember, make your next horse an ex-racehorse!

(With files from 'Post Time')

September 6, 2018 - 8:08 pmWhat a beautiful boy. Bless

What a beautiful boy. Bless the owner for retiring him and donating him to this worthy cause.


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