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

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Papa Clem a son of Smart Strike standing at Legacy Ranch in California
  Papa Clem a Grade 2 winning son of Smart Strike and a 2009 Kentucky Derby contenter 
Porter on Pedigrees: Papa Clem
Allan Porter discusses Papa Clem's pedigree in depth prior to the 2009 Kentucky Derby, including detailed  insights into his female family as well as his pedigree compared to others that competed in the 2009 Kentucky Derby. His female family speaks of three generations of top California 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. Read the full article by clicking here

Papa Clem
Bay Colt
Foaled 2006


Smart Strike


Mr. Prospector


Raise A Native


Gold Digger


Classy 'N Smart




No Class


Miss Houdini


Belong To Me






Magical Maiden


Lord Avie


Gils Magic



By SMART STRIKE (1992), Black type winner, $337,376. Sire of 11 crops. 780 foals, 595 starters, 67 black type winners, 436 winners, $71,378,630, including Curlin (Horse of the Year twice, Champion 3 times, $10,501,800), English Channel (Champion, $5,319,028), Soaring Free (Horse of the Year, Champion twice, $2,110,369), Lookin At Lucky (Champion, $1,243,000), Eye Of The Sphynx (Champion, $688,340), Portcullis (Champion, $660,359), Gold Strike (Champion, $564,500), Added Edge (Champion, $552,325).



1st Dam

MISS HOUDINI, by Belong To Me. 2 wins at 2, $187,600, in NA/US. Won Del Mar Debutante S. [G1]. Dam of 2 foals to race, all winners--

   PAPA CLEM (c, by Smart Strike). Black type winner, see records.

   Magical Victory (f, by Victory Gallop). Winner at 3, placed at 4, 2009, $65,168, in US. 3rd E. B. Johnston S. [O] (FPX, $6,000).


2nd Dam

MAGICAL MAIDEN, by Lord Avie. 8 wins, 2 to 5, $901,945, in NA/US. Won Hollywood Starlet S. [G1], Las Virgenes S. [G1], Chula Vista H [G2], Linda Vista Breeders' Cup H [G3], Louis R. Rowan H [L] (SA, $49,800), etc. Dam of 6 foals to race, 5 winners--

   MISS HOUDINI (f, by Belong To Me). Black type winner, see above.

    Twice Around (g, by Cozzene). 3 wins at 3 and 4, $39,200, in NA/US. 


3rd Dam

GILS MAGIC, by Magesterial. Unplaced at 2, in NA/US. Dam of 11 foals to race, 10 winners--

    MAGICAL MAIDEN (f, by Lord Avie). Black type winner, see above.

   MAGICAL MILE (c, by J. O. Tobin). 4 wins at 2 and 4, $131,000, in NA/US. Won Hollywood Juvenile Championship S. [G2]. At 10 Sent To Brazil. Ntr Hol 5.00f 0 56 2. Sire.

   MAGIC SISTER (f, by Mr. Redoy). 5 wins at 3, $116,000, in NA/US. Won Fantastic Girl H [L] (DMR, $34,450). Dam of 5 winners, including--

       LADY GRACE (f, by With Approval). 13 wins, 3 to 8, $391,451, in NA/US. Won W. V. Senate President's B.C. S. [L] (MNR, $75,000), Firecracker S. [L] (MNR, $45,375), Decoration Day H [L] (MNR, $45,750), etc.

        Don't Holler (c, by Pine Bluff). 4 wins, 3 to 5, $87,558, in NA/US. 3rd Academy Road S. [L] (2 div)(SA, $9,612). 

   Magical Flash (f, by Miswaki). Winner at 3, $69,300, in NA/US. Dam of 10 winners, including--

       TAKE THE RIBBON (f, by Chester House). 4 wins, 3 to 5, $372,102, in US. Won Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S. [G3], Heavenly Cause H [O] (CD, $44,564), 2nd Garden City Breeders' Cup S. [G1], 3rd Just A Game S. [G2].

      BRIGHT MAGIC (f, by Prized). 4 wins at 3, $212,393, in NA/US. Won Fleet Treat S. [OR] (DMR, $66,300), C.T.B.A. Marian S. [OR] (FPX, $27,500), 3rd Harold C. Ramser Sr. H [L] (SA, $13,416), Cat's Cradle H [OR] (HOL, $12,000), Torrey Pines S. [OR] (DMR, $11,736). Producer.

       HOT WAR (c, by In Excess (IRE)). 3 wins at 2 and 3, $165,130, in NA/US. Won Real Good Deal S. [OR] (DMR, $60,000), 2nd Zany Tactics S. [OR] (SA, $21,360).

       Oysters (c, by Prized). 3 wins at 2 and 4, $224,050, in NA/US. 2nd Real Good Deal S. [OR] (DMR, $22,480), 3rd Bienvenidos S. [N].

       Inside Passage (f, by Tiznow). 3 wins at 3 and 4, $129,303, in US. 3rd Proud Delta S. [L] (BEL, $7,735).

        House Of Magic (g, by Free House). Winner at 4, $10,647, in NA/US. 3rd With Approval S. [OR] (WO, $7,343). Winner at 3 and 4, in CAN, 88,083 CAD. (Total: $99,525) 

  Madam Moyra (f, by Seattle Slew). Winner at 3, $20,450, in NA/US. Dam of 3 winners, including--

      Dixie Slew (g, by Dixieland Band). 2 wins at 5, $41,935, in NA/US. 3rd World Appeal S. [O] (MED, $6,050). 


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

2016 fee $5,000 LFSN
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21455 N. Clements RD Clements, California 95227
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