LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 15) Should Lael Stables’ Hawksmoor (IRE) win today’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1), a member of the Clement family will make a long-awaited second trip to the infield turf course for the trophy presentation.
Miguel Clement, son of trainer Christophe Clement, is an assistant to Hawksmoor’s trainer, Hugo Palmer.
“My dad won his first Grade 1 here in the Queen Elizabeth in 1994 with Danish (IRE) when I was 3,” said Clement, 25, who has been with Palmer for a year. “Julie Krone rode her for my dad.”
The elder Clement has won 15 stakes here. He sent out multiple champion Gio Ponti to win the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) in 2010 and 2011.