Papa Clem a son of Smart Strike standing at Legacy Ranch in California

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(Smart Strike-Miss Houdini by Belong to Me)                
First foals (47) 3yr olds of 2014
Look for his crop of 76 2yr olds of 2014!
Leading 3yr old of 2009
Lifetime earnings of $1,121,190
won Arkansas Derby G2
won San Fernando Stakes G2
2nd Robert Lewis G2
2nd Louisiana Derby G2
3rd Malibu Stakes G1
4th Kentucky Derby G1
By leading sire Smart Strike Papa Clem is an exciting addition to the California Stallion roster. He defeated 3yr old champion Summer Bird in the Arkansas Derby and was a very troubled 4th in the Kentucky Derby. His female family speaks of three generations of top Graded stakes horses and the Hirsch family breeding program. His dam, Miss Houdini, was a Grade 1 winner in her 2nd start, the Del Mar Debutant. Papa Clem's 2nd dam, the brilliantly fast Magical Maiden, was also a Grade 1 stakes winner at two in the Hollywood Starlet.

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March 21, 2014
Papa Clem now 2nd on the California 2nd crop sire list.
March 21, 2014
MAGIC SPOT comes right back off her maiden win on Feb 7 and wins a $58,000 mile turf allowance race by a lenght and three quarters in 1:33.50
Feb 7, 2014
Magic Spot by Papa Clem wins at Santa Anitaphoto © Benoit Photo
Papa Clem with already two winners to kick off January had two winners today! CLEMKADIDDLEHOPPER was a repeat winner at Golden Gate and MAGIC SPOT was very impressive winning a mile turf $56,000 MSW Cal Bred at Santa Anita by 3 1/2 and doing it going wire to wire. Congratulations to her connections, owner B G Stable and Hector Palma who is also her trainer.
Dec 31, 2013
Papa Clem's 2yr olds wrapped up 2013 with 7 winners from the 19 foals to start (46 total live foals), one stakes winner and one stakes placed horse. We look forward to seeing what these horses can do as the distances stretch out. We are very excited about the upcoming crop of 2yr olds (79) which should give us plenty of action throughout 2014 and beyond.
August 11, 2013
Hirschy wins the $50,000 Cavonnier Juvenile Stake on August 11 at the Somona County Fair in Santa Rosa CaliforniaHirschy, who was Papa Clem’s first winner also became his first stakes winner when the 2-year-old colt won the $64,300 Cavonnier Juvenile Stake on Aug. 11 at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, California. Again guided by Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze in a similar come-from-behind victory that secured his maiden win in his debut just 11 days ago, Hirschy the 3-2 favorite won by three-quarters of a length in 1:12.19 for the six-furlong test.
August 1, 2013
Papa Clem was represented by his first winner when Hirschy, trained by part owner Jerry Hollendorfer for a partnership that includes his breeder Tom Bachman and longtime client John Carver, captured a five-furlong maiden special weight race at Santa Rosa on Aug.1 in come from behind fashion to win going away by ¾ of a length in 58.4.
Jan 25,2013
2012 Papa Clem-Glitteringmischief colt sells for $22,000 at Barretts January Sale.
Dec 1, 2012
We wrap up the year with 80 foals on the ground and 66 mares bred. Breeders are raving about their 2012 foals!
Oct 9,2012
Papa Clem yearlings sells for $52,000 at the Barretts October yearling sale. Others sell for $27,000, $21,000.
April 25,2012
We are well into the 2012 foaling season and there are new Papa Clem foals everywere with 55 plus already on the ground of the anticipated 85 foals. New photos posted and more to come. Links on the left.
October 18, 2011
The summer has flown by, the yearling sales are done and it is time to start thinking about the 2012 breeding season.  We are looking forward to Papa Clem's 3rd year at stud and are pleased with how the foals, now many weanled are doing. Stay tuned for some new foal photos in the next 60 days.
August 20, 2011
A BIG THANK YOU to all the breeders that supported "Papa" in his 2nd year. We got just over 100 mares in 2011 and have 47 lovely foals on the ground from his late starting first season at stud (click here to see foal photos).  We are looking forward to watching these foals grow and develop but so far we know one thing, "Papa" is stamping them. Very easy to pick them out in a field as they have his nice shoulder and hip, and his color.
January 25, 2011
FIRST FOAL!  We are pleased to announce the first foal by Papa Clem! Candi Capri, a full sister to stakes winner Nifty Slew who is the dam of two stakes winners, including Hostility ($401,829), and a stakes placed horse, foaled a colt on January 25, 2011. His excited owner describes him as “quite a looker, big, tall, strong, well-boned and nicely muscled dark brown foal, with a white blaze and clearly his daddy’s head.”  click here to see more foals.
August, 2010
It's a wrap! Papa Clem ends his first season with 57 mares and a 98% conception rate. Given that we received him two weeks before the beginning of the breeding season we are fairly pleased.
February 20, 2010
Legacy Ranch profiled in BloodHorse Magazine. read article
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  Papa Clem a son of Smart Strike standing at Legacy Ranch in California

2013 fee $6,500 LFSN
standing at:
Legacy Ranch Clements California
21455 N. Clements RD Clements, California 95227
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