Keyword: Christophe Clement

  • Even Echo Added to Triple Crown Early Noms

    The nomination of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred to the 2014 Triple Crown races received via "late mail" has lifted the overall total for early nominations to the coveted three-race series of American classics to 414.

  • Summer Front runs down Tetradrachm to win the Fort Lauderdale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3017466186&k=D3vZngt">Order This Photo</a>

    Summer Front Back in Action in Ft. Lauderdale

    Favored at 6-5 for his first start since Nov. 29, Waterford Stable's Summer Front ran down pacesetter Tetradrachm in the final sixteenth to win the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Summer Front begins his 5-year-old campaign in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.

    Freshened Summer Front Heads Ft. Lauderdale

    Multiple graded stakes winner Summer Front, freshened up for his 5-year-old campaign by trainer Christophe Clement, meets defending Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIT) upset winner Mucho Mas Macho Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Naples Bay and Joe Bravo take the Marshua's River Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3005555895&k=48tcqKn">Order This Photo</a>

    Naples Bay Finds Seam in Marshua's River

    Showing her affinity for the Gulfstream Park turf, Naples Bay boldly charged between horses in the stretch and pulled clear to win Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 4 in her career finale.

  • Speaking of Which comes home strong to win the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Speaking of Which Makes Grade at Calder

    With last year's winner and stablemate Philly Ace scratched, Speaking of Which made the most of an opportunity to shine for trainer Christophe Clement in the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 7 at Calder Race Course.

  • Discreet Marq wins the Pebbles Stakes.
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    Discreet Marq Bounces Back in Pebbles

    One race after seeing her three-race win streak come to an end, grade I winner Discreet Marq bounced back to claim her third stakes victory this season with a clear victory in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes Oct. 14 at Belmont.

  • Za Approval rolls home to win the Knickerbocker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828217410&k=Zng5KXN">Order This Photo</a>

    Za Approval Solid in Knickerbocker Score

    Za Approval ran to his recent form and easily captured the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 12, coming off recent runner-up efforts behind Wise Dan and Obviously.

  • Del Mar Oaks winner Discreet Marq runs in the Pebbles Stakes on Columbus Day.

    Discreet Marq Tops Talented Group in Pebbles

    Discreet Marq, winner of the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) this summer and most recently second in the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT), heads a talented group of fillies in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes on the turf Oct. 14 at Belmont Park.

  • Boisterous won the Knickerbocker Stakes in 2011 and 2012 (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2147306952&k=BxH84pm">Order This Photo</a>

    Boisterous, Za Approval Top Knickerbocker

    Grade I winner Boisterous is looking to get back on track in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 12 at Belmont Park, a race he has won twice before, but Live Oak Plantation's Za Approval looms large.

  • Lady Cohiba wins the Glens Falls.
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    Front-Running Lady Cohiba Takes Glens Falls

    Front-running favorite Lady Cohiba outlasted the closing White Rose to win the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes, which was taken off the inner turf and contested on a muddy main track on closing day at Saratoga Sept. 2

  • Summer Front and Joe Bravo deliver victory in the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Favored Summer Front Takes Cliff Hanger

    Waterford Stable's even money favorite Summer Front brought home a third grade III victory with his win in the 35th edition $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park Aug. 25.

  • Discreet Marq takes the Del Mar Oaks under Julien Leparoux.

    Discreet Marq Streaks to Del Mar Oaks Triumph

    Discreet Marq, invading from New York for trainer Christophe Clement, shot to the lead coming into the stretch and proved best through the lane to register a mild upset Aug. 17 in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT).

  • Discreet Marq wins the Sands Point Stakes.
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    Discreet Marq Gate to Wire in Sands Point

    Patricia Generazio's homebred Discreet Marq, in her first start for trainer Christophe Clement, took the early lead and kept on going in the $200,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 27.

  • Hessonite won the Beaugay Stakes on May 4.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493131425&k=XkMc8NZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Hessonite Tops Sheepshead Bay Stakes Lineup

    Four strong turf fillies will tangle May 25 in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. Hessonite, Strathnaver, Starformer, and Mystical Star all share status as 120-pound highweights in a field of eight.

  • Fort Marcy Draws Clement's Speaking of Which

    Trainer Christophe Clement will be well represented with two starters in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Belmont Park May 4, including 2-1 morning line favorite Speaking of Which.

  • Summer Front and Joe Bravo take the Miami Mile Handicap.

    Summer Front Rallies to Capture Miami Mile

    Summer Front used his usual come-from-behind tactics as he charged down the stretch on the outside and prevailed over front-runner El Commodore in the April 20 Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Summer Front makes his second start of 2013 in the Miami Mile Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1909445374&k=tvKC9Sc">Order This Photo</a>

    Summer Front Facing Full Field in Miami Mile

    Summer Front, third in last year's Jamaica Handicap and Secretariat Stakes (both gr. IT), makes his second start of 2013 in the $100,000 Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 20 at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Shea Shea won the Meydan Sprint by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Record-Setter Shea Shea Heads Al Quoz Sprint

    Trainer Mike de Kock's Meydan course-record setter Shea Shea aims for the most lucrative win of his career in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Emirates NBD (UAE-I) on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) undercard March 30.

  • Old Tune won the Endeavour Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths on Feb 2.

    Old Tune, Mystical Star Head Hillsborough

    A strong group of 12 older fillies will contest the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs March 9, including Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) victress Old Tune and grade II winner Mystical Star.

  • Philly Ace overtakes Hollinger to win the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Philly Ace Closes Best in Tropical Turf 'Cap

    Philly Ace closed with a good kick in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course & Casino, running down 9-5 favorite Hollinger to record his first graded stakes score Nov. 30.

  • Ciao Bella finishing 2nd in the Dowager Stakes at Keeneland.

    Ciao Bella Could Make La Prevoyante Impact

    Havant and Clarinet head a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course & Casino Nov. 30, but the lightly raced sophomore Ciao Bella could make an impact.

  • Naples Bay

    Naples Bay Tops Grade III My Charmer

    Edward A. Cox Jr.'s Naples Bay, a half sister to major sire Medaglia d'Oro, heads Calder's Nov. 22 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) off her score earlier this year at Belmont in the Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Naples Bay streaks home to win the Noble Damsel.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2088805952&k=TPdRSRH">Order This Photo</a>

    Naples Bay Sails Home in Noble Damsel Stakes

    Naples Bay broke through with her first stakes victory in the $150,000 Noble Damsel (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Belmont Park Sept. 15, collaring pacesetter Silver Screamer past mid-stretch en route a 1 1/2-length win.

  • Hessonite wins the Swynford Stakes.
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    Hessonite, Lubash Take New York-Bred Stakes

    Hessonite registered a 5 1/4-length romp in the $150,000 John Hettinger Stakes and Lubash outlasted favored Compliance Officer in the $150,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes, both for New York-breds, Sept. 9 at Belmont Park.

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    Summer Front Skipping Virginia Derby

    Waterford Stable's Summer Front will run in the $100,000 Duluth Stakes at Saratoga July 22 rather than travel to Colonial Downs for the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) a day earlier, according to trainer Christophe Clement.

  • Mystical Star bounds home to win the New York Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1937195062&k=pCBGgXF">Order This Photo</a>

    Mystical Star Gets Revenge in New York Stakes

    Mystical Star got sweet revenge in the $200,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) June 30 at Belmont, experiencing no difficulties at the start to keep her from victory as she did in the May 26 Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIT) last time out.

  • The Peter Pan will be the first dirt start for Summer Front.

    Summer Front Tries Dirt in Peter Pan

    Because of their presence on the Triple Crown trail, Mark Valeski and The Lumber Guy are favored, but Waterford Stable's Summer Front has the potential to be one of the brightest 3-year-old stars in the country.

  • Zagora won Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 4.

    Zagora, Denomination Meet in Hillsborough

    Grade I winner Zagora, second in last year's Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) to Denomination in a tight finish, will attempt to turn the tables in 2012 when the two mares meet again in the grass event at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Summer Front wins the Dania Beach.


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    Summer Front Storms Home in Dania Beach

    With a big late burst, undefeated Summer Front concluded his 2-year-old campaign with an impressive 1 1/2-length victory over favored Finale in the $100,000 Dania Stakes on the Gulfstream Park turf Dec. 18.

  • Denomination seeks her fourth grade III victory of the season in the My Charmer at Calder. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9708674%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Denomination Heads Field for My Charmer

    Denomination, coming off back-to-back graded stakes wins, carries top weight of 123 pounds in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT), the Thanksgiving Day feature on the turf at Calder Casino and Race Course Nov. 24.

  • Boisterous gets up late to win the Knickerbocker.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9708594%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Boisterous, Denomination Post Belmont Wins

    Phipps Stable's homebred Boisterous never stopped charging and finally overtook Sleepless Knight in the final 40 yards to win the $100,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half-length Oct. 15 at Belmont Park.

  • Cape Blanco won the Arlington Million on August 13.

    Quality Over Quantity in Turf Classic

    Cape Blanco and Teaks North, both two-time grade I winners on turf this year, headline a star-studded six-horse field for the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT).

  • Grassy takes control in the Bowling Green at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9662403%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grassy Picks Up Bowling Green Victory

    Grassy took over from Center Divider in mid-stretch and notched his first win of the year in the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on opening day of the Belmont Park fall meet Sept. 10.