Minnesota Owner/Breeder Camelia Casby Dies

Horsewoman had success with both breeds at Canterbury Park.

Q-Racing Journal

Cam Casby, a member of the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame, has passed away. (Photo courtesy Canterbury Park)

Camelia “Cam” Casby, a leading breeder and owner of both American Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds in Minnesota, has died at the age of 63 after suffering a heart attack earlier in the month, according to a report from Daily Racing Form.

Casby and her mother, Sylvia, campaigned numerous Minnesota-bred stakes winners over the years, including homebred CS Flashlight, a son of Royal Quick Dash who won three stakes at Canterbury Park. The two bred and raced horses that earned more than $220,000 in American Quarter Horse races. Other stakes winners include CS Arc Light, CS Limelight, CS Night Light and CS Strobelight. Casby was a member of the 2012 class of inductees into the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame.

“Cam’s passing leaves a void in Minnesota racing that will be impossible to fill,” said Canterbury Park President and CEO Randy Sampson in the article. “She experienced great success as a breeder and owner and has made a huge contribution to racing at Canterbury Park since we reopened in 1995. She had many friends in this industry and should be remembered certainly for her racing success but more so for her kindness and generosity. Cam always put the interests of her horses and the people that cared for them first.”

To read the complete article from Daily Racing Form, click here.

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