Christophe Clement

Gio Ponti, Royal Delta, Casse And Clement Among Nine Hall Of Fame Finalists

Five racehorses, three trainers and one jockey account for the nine finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2019 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: racehorses Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace, Rags to Riches and Royal Delta (first year of […]

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‘Can’t Beat This Feeling’: Jockey Virginia Tormey Celebrates First Career Winner

Jockey Virginia Tormey, 23, earned her first career victory Friday when she guided Miss Chuckie H to win the first race at Turfway Park by 8 ½ lengths. Breaking from post seven, Tormey positioned Miss Chuckie H just outside the leader before taking over on the turn of the 6 ½ furlong test for older […]

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Carrick’s Connections Hoping For Firm Ground In Saturday’s Hollywood Derby

Among his many credentials, Nick Esler is a licensed trainer who this week served an advance man for his “best mate,” Tom Morley, and frequent employer Christophe Clement by bringing Carrick and Have At It in to Del Mar for Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby. Carrick, trained by Morley for Donegal Racing, won the […]

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Several European Breeders’ Cup Contenders To Stay In U.S. With New Trainers

Four of the record 50 European contenders in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships will not be making return flights, and instead will look toward U.S.-based campaigns with new trainers. Fourth-place finisher in the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs on Friday, Queen of Bermuda (Exceed and Excel) will be transferred to the barn of […]

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Consistent Pure Sensation Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Trainer Christophe Clement has officially taken Pure Sensation out of consideration for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, according to drf.com. The 7-year-old gelding most recently finished third in the Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational, and Clement is not happy with his condition after the race. “If I want him to last, I need to look after him,” […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Christophe Clement

The latest episode of the Across the Board with Andy Serling podcast features an extended conversation with trainer Christophe Clement, now available for download. Clement is coming off a momentous week during the October Racing Festival at Belmont Park, in which he saddled five winners from 11 starts, highlighted by victories in the Belmont Turf […]

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Lonely Road Gives Clement Third Win On The Card In Matron

Robert Evans’ homebred Lonely Road took advantage of a beautiful rail-skimming trip to win Monday’s Grade 3 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park, holding off the late rush of Monette (9-2) by a head on the wire. Off at odds of 18-1 under David Cohen, the juvenile daughter of Quality Road covered six furlongs over the […]

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Blacktype Earns Millionaire Status By A Neck Over Hi Happy In Knickerbocker

Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype earned a repeat victory in Monday’s G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park, defeating the 8-5 favorite Hi Happy by a neck on the wire. Off at odds of 7-2 to be the co-second choice, the 7-year-old gelded son of Dunkerque completed nine furlongs over the inner turf course rated “good” in […]

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Disco Partner Repeats In Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational

Trainer Christophe Clement enjoyed a successful October Festival of Racing on Saturday at Belmont Park, saddling Disco Partner to an impressive victory in the $150,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational followed two races later by Have At It, an 11-1 upset winner of the Grade 2, $500,000 Hill Prince. Patricia Generazio’s homebred Disco Partner reaffirmed his […]

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Have At It Up The Rail For 11-1 Upset In Hill Prince

Robert Evans’ homebred Have At It came flying up the rail to win Saturday’s G2 Hill Prince over a field of six other sophomores, besting Sand Dancer by a length on the wire. Off at 11-1, the son of Kitten’s Joy completed nine furlongs over Belmont’s “good” turf in 1:50.52. It was the first graded […]

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