Christophe Clement Racing Stable’s primary base of operation rotates seasonally between Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course. and Payson Park, a private training center about 100 miles north of Miami, Florida. But Christophe is always ready to ship a horse to another venue in the U.S. or abroad for a racing opportunity. He sends groups of horses to Keeneland, Kentucky, for its short, prestigious meets and to California for more extended periods. His outstanding assistant trainers, two of whom have been with him for many years, enable him to be this flexible in his approach to “placing” horses.
As a result of his program of shipping horses to give them the best chance of winning, Christophe has won graded stakes at many different tracks in the U.S., including Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga, Monmouth Park, the Meadowlands, Gulfstream Park, Calder Race Course, Tampa Bay, Del Mar, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita, Colonial Downs, Arlington Park, the Fairgrounds, Delaware Park, Keeneland, Lone Star, and Rockingham Park, and at Woodbine in Canada. In addition, his runners have placed in Group races in Dubai and Hong Kong. He is one of the top twenty trainers in North America based on lifetime earnings and is one of the youngest on the list. He is consistently among the top trainers in North America in terms of purses won, winning with about 20 percent of his starters, and he ranks especially high in earnings per start and per starter.
Having just one central base of operations during each season from which he ships to other tracks is indicative of Christophe’s “hands on” training. He restricts the number of horses he trains to those he can oversee personally—there are no second and third strings based at less competitive tracks.
Christophe Lorieul, Assistant Trainer
Thomas Brandebourger, Assistant Trainer
Payson Park, FL
A Private Training Center
9700 SW Kanner Highway
Indiantown, FL 34956
Belmont Park, NY
Gate 6 Entrance
Elmont, NY, 11003
Oklahoma Training Center
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Weather can affect racing and training conditions.