Rockincam is sidelined by atrial fibrillation

07:30 PM 15 Jun 2012 NZST
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Rockincam
Rockincam - Trained by Nifty Norman
Photo Courtesy of Linscott photography

Older harness racing pacer Rockincam, who did not finish in the Bettor's Delight at Tioga Downs last Sunday, was a victim of atrial fibrillation but appears to have recovered well, owner Steve Farrell said.

Rockincam will be given some additional time off as a precaution, but is expected to race again this season.

A 5-year-old, Rockincam was in third place at the half-mile point of the Bettor's Delight before dropping to the rear of the field. The atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, appeared to be caused by dehydration.

Rockincam, trained by Richard “Nifty” Norman, has won four of seven races this year, including the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational, and earned $154,200 for Farrell, who also bred the horse.

The son of Cambest-Migraine has won 19 of 35 career starts and banked $497,975.

by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Courtesy of the US Trotting Association's Web Newsroom

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