Papa Clem is a
graded stakes winner on both dirt and synthetic tracks. A winner at 2,
in his 3yr old year he defeated eventual 3yr old champion
Summer Bird in the G2
Arkansas Derby along with the highly
regarded Old Fashioned after a gutsy stretch drive.
In the lead up races to the Arkansas Derby, Papa Clem
was just nipped at the wire in the G2
Robert B. Lewis by Poineerof The
Nile and followed that up with an unlucky 2nd in the G2
Louisiana Derby. After his Arkansas triumph he went into the Kentucky
Derby as one of the top picks and was lucky to save 4th after
very troubled trip.
Papa Clem closed out his three year old year after a layoff in the summer in the opening day feature of the 2009-2010 Santa Anita meet with a 3rd in the G1 Malibu Stakes. He came right back to win the G2 San Fernando three weeks later. A career ending injury was discovered shortly after the San Fernando.
|At 2 in 2008||3||1||0||0||$30,940|
|At 3 in 2009||9||1||2||2||$1,000,250|
2009 1st Arkansas Derby -G2 ($1,000,000, Op)
2009 2nd Louisiana Derby -G2 ($600,000, Fg)
2009 2nd Robert B. Lewis S. -G2 ($200,000, Sa)
2009 3rd Malibu S. -G1 ($300,000, Sa)
2009 3rd Long Branch S. -L ($19,250, Mth) $175,000
|At 4 in 2010||1||1||0||0||$90,000|
|2010 1st San Fernando Breeders' Cup S. -G2 ($150,000, Sa)|
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