Christophe Clement

Portmagee Leads Gate-To-Wire In License Fee Stakes

Waterville Lake Stables’ Portmagee stayed perfect in 2017, posting a gate-to-wire victory in the $150,000 License Fee for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf on Sunday at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun departed from the outside post and set early fractions of 22.62 seconds for a quarter-mile with […]

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Heavy Favorite War Correspondent Takes Miami Mile

War Corresondent, a 7-year-old son of War Front who began his career in France, scored his second U.S. graded stakes victory on Saturday as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade 3 Miami Mile at Gulfstream Park. Under Tyler Gaffalione, the Christophe Clement trainee came from just off the pace to defeat longshot front-runner Applicator by […]

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Keeneland: Kent Sweezey Kicks Off Training Career With Timber Town Homebred

Entered in Saturday’s 10th race, the 3-year-old First Samurai filly Lela’s Gift will become Kent Sweezey’s first starter as a trainer. “I woke up at 2:30 (this morning). I couldn’t sleep,” he said. “I thought about how cool it would be to win a race at Keeneland in front of everybody here.” In many ways, […]

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Celestine Repeats With Another Front-Running Romp In Honey Fox

Moyglare Stud Farm’s Celestine, favored at 1-5 odds, seized command in the first quarter mile, then controlled the pace and was never threatened while romping to her second consecutive Grade 2 Honey Fox Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths on the Florida Derby undercard at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Trained by Christophe Clement and ridden by Jose […]

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Celestine Seeks Second Honey Fox, This Time For New Connections

For all of Christophe Clement’s success in turf stakes at Gulfstream Park, where he has won a remarkable seven runnings of the Grade 3 Orchid along with a slew of other wins in notable grass races, the trainer has yet to win the Honey Fox. That could change Saturday as the French-born conditioner sends out […]

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Celestine Takes New Connections Straight To The Top In Sand Springs

Celestine, purchased by Moyglare Stud Farm for $2.55 million at Keeneland’s breeding stock sale last November, won her seasonal debut for her new connections with a flashy performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Sand Springs at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Celestine, the 3-5 favorite, set the pace in the one-mile turf race en route to […]

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Familiar Turf Foes Head ‘Competitive’ Field In La Prevoyante

Four weeks after hitting the wire less than a length apart in the Via Borghese, the top trio of Paige, Desiree Clary and Flipcup will meet up again in Saturday’s $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (G3) on the Gulfstream Park turf. The 48th running of the 1 ½-mile La Prevoyante and $100,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at […]

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Lone American Raider Pure Sensation Uncertain For Hong Kong Sprint

Patricia Generazio’s Pure Sensation, the lone U.S. representative in the Hong Kong International races that will be held on Sunday, has missed some training and is now questionable to race this weekend. According to the Blood-Horse, the 5-year-old gelding was being treated for lameness in his left hind leg on Wednesday. The grey/roan son of Zensational did not train […]

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Lubash Moved Up For Tropical Turf Handicap Win

Though Rose Brier crossed the wire in front during Saturday’s G3 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park West, the stewards disqualified him for interference in deep stretch, moving Aliyu Ben J Stables’ homebred Lubash into the winner’s circle for trainer Christophe Clement. The 9-year-old son of Freud was winning his first graded stake in two […]

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Yellow Agate ‘Exciting’ Contender For Juvenile Fillies

Visiting the main track Thursday morning at Belmont Park, China Horse Club’s Grade 1 Frizette winner Yellow Agate continued her preparations towards the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies under the watchful eye of trainer Christophe Clement. Undefeated in two career starts, the daughter of Gemologist breezed five furlongs in 1:00.40 over the main […]

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