Christophe Clement

Belvoir Bay Takes On The Boys, Including World Of Trouble, In Jaipur

Nine grass-running sprinters are set to take on Saturday’s 36th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur Invitational at six furlongs over Belmont Park’s Widener Turf Course. The Jaipur is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park on November 2. […]

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Feel Glorious Shortens Up In Belmont’s Soaring Softly

Feel Glorious will cut back in distance while making her graded stakes debut, headlining an eight-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the seven-furlong Grade 3, $100,000 Soaring Softly on Saturday, Preakness Day, on the Widener turf at Belmont Park. The English-bred Feel Glorious will be returning to sprinting after starting her North American career 2-for-2 […]

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Therapist Shows His Affinity For Belmont With Elusive Quality Win

Oak Bluff Stables’ Therapist proved the winter wait was worth it, as the 4-year-old first-time gelding stayed undefeated on the Belmont Park grass by edging out Emmaus by a neck to win the sixth running of the $125,000 seven-furlong Elusive Quality on Saturday. Off at 5-2 odds in his 2019 debut, Therapist patiently stalked from […]

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Feel Glorious Last-To-First In Memories Of Silver

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Tango Uniform Racing’s Feel Glorious rallied last to first to capture the $100,000 Memories of Silver for sophomore fillies on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Christophe Clement, the daughter of Bated Breath settled at the back of the pack under Eric Cancel as La Feve carved out the early fractions […]

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Homeland Security Bids To Give Clement An Eighth Orchid Win

Moyglare Stud Farm’s Homeland Security, a multiple grass stakes winner last summer and fall, will debut for her new connections while giving trainer Christophe Clement an opportunity for his eighth career victory in Friday’s $100,000 Orchid (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 1 3/8-mile Orchid for fillies and mares 4 and up on the turf returns […]

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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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