Hirschy became the first winner for new sire Papa Clem when the 2-year-old colt won a maiden special weight race Aug. 1 at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, Calif.
A $52,000 Barretts October yearling, Hirschy is out of the Wild Again mare Flashy who has also produced grade II placed Nacho Saint, who earned $238,662.
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze guided the 2-1 favorite to a come-from-behind victory in the fifth race on the card by three-quarters of a length. Final time for the five-furlong test was :58.85.
Jerry Hollendorfer trains Hirschy, who was making his debut. Hollendorfer is part owner along with John Carver and Tom Bachman, who bred the dark bay colt in California.
Papa Clem won the 2009 Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and the 2010 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) and earned $1,121,190 during a 13-race career for trainer Gary Stute and owner/breeder Bo Hirsch. He placed in both the Robert Lewis Stakes (gr. II) and the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
By Smart Strike out of the 2002 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Miss Houdini, by Belong to Me, Pappa Clem stands for a syndicate at Legacy Ranch, where his 2013 stud fee was $6,500.