Papa Clem faced plenty of hurdles during his Triple Crown campaign, and the road doesn't figure to get much easier when he makes his turf debut against a strong field in the $350,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 6.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2006
Meteore was in last place coming off the far turn with seemingly nowhere to go. But once jockey Alex Solis found room with a sweeping four-wide move it was clear sailing from there, as the son of Pulpit picked up all eight of his rivals en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 15 on the Del Mar turf course.
|Trainer||George Northrop, Jr.|
|Jockey||Eddie Martin, Jr.|
|Owner||Louis W. Smith|
|Breeder||Pegasus Stud LLC & J Arriola|
|Gretsky View Five-Cross Pedigree||Toccet||Awesome Again|
|Tsu Lou||Tsunami Slew|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent||($19,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.