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Christophe Clement

Clement in a Paddock at Payson Park, Indiantown, Florida
Christophe Clement
Occupation Thoroughbred Horse Trainer
Birthplace Paris, France
Birth date November 1, 1965
Career wins 1000 Wins as of Dec. 2008
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

22x20px United States Grade I:

Flag of Canada Canada: Grade I

"Trainer of Eclipse awards winner in two divisions"

  • "Gio Ponti: American Champion Male Turf Horse 2009"
  • "Gio Ponti: American Champion Older male Horse 2009"
"Leading trainer 2010 Keeneland spring meet"

Christophe Clement (born November 1, 1965 in Paris, France) is a Thoroughbred horse trainer in the United States.


Racing background

Christophe Clement initially acquired his training skills from father Miguel, a leading trainer in France, Christophe later worked for the prominent French racing family of trainer Alec Head. In the US, Christophe studied under Hall Of Fame conditioner Shug McGaughey before returning to Europe to work as assistant to trainer Luca Cumani in Newmarket, England.

Racing career

Christophe's first winner was the first horse he saddled, Spectaculaire, at Belmont in 1991. Since then, he has been a prolific force in graded stakes around the country including wins with Trampoli, Danish winner of the 1994 Queen Elizabeth II stakes at Keeneland, Voodoo Dancer, Blu Tusmani, Relaxed Gesture, Flag Down, Statesmanship, Coretta, Honor Glide, Dedication, Dynever, Forbidden Apple, and England's Legend who won the Beverly D. in 2001. He had a repeat win in the 2007 Beverly D. with Royal Highness. Other highlights of 2007 were stakes winners Meribel, Gio Ponti, Revved Up, Naissance Royale, Vacare, In Summation, and Rutherienne who won six stakes, among them five graded victories.

Through February 2008, Christophe Clement Racing Stable has yielded more than $55 million in purses and 237 stakes wins. celebrated his 1000 wins in Dec. 08. In 2010, Christophe Clement's trained horse Gio Ponti won two eclipse awards.

He and wife Valerie have a son, Miguel Clement, and a daughter, Charlotte Clement.

Other Major victories

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Grade II

  • Withers Stakes - (3) - Blu Tusmani (1995), Statesmanship (1997), Fast Decision (2002)
  • Orchid Handicap - (6) - Trampoli (1994) Coretta (1999), Lisieux Rose (2003), Innuendo (2001), Julie Jalouse (2002), Meridiana(2004)
  • Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap - (2) - With the Flow (1999), Forbidden Apple (2000)
  • Kelso Handicap - (2) - Forbidden Apple (2000), Forbidden Apple (2001)
  • New York Handicap - England's Legend (2001), Maurakalana (2008)

Flag of Canada Canada

Grade II

  • Nassau Stakes - (3) - Siringas (2002), Naissance Royale (2006), Rutherienne (2009)

See also

Indiantown, Florida

External links


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