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
|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.
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.