Clever Trick - Allemont, by Carlemont | 1982 Horse -
He gave so much to so many
Clever Allemont began his racing career with a big winning streak, prevailing in his first 6 races, including the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. He teamed up with Angel Cordero, Mike Smith, Pat Day, Jerry Bailey, and other top jockeys of his day. Hall-of-Famer D. Wayne Lukas trained him.
But twenty years later, Kristin Chambers, who runs Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement in Waverly, Kansas, found Clever Allemont in a kill pen. She contacted Diana Baker and Diana Baker contacted Old Friends.
Here is just a bit of Kristin's email to Diana:
"His name is Clever Allemont. He is by Clever Trick. One eye is gone. He is in a narrow enclosure with a privacy fence for a north wind block. He is obviously very depressed. Some of you know that the old guys hit me the hardest and this one was like a Mack truck...he was standing with his head down and I sweet talked him from the fence and gradually he walked over to me. That graying face, the lost eye...it tore me up. And then he came up to the fence and let me love all over him. I don't usually cry until I get home, but this really got to me. The KB (killer buyer) wants $200 for him. I don't have facilities for a stallion, although for all the horses that were around him he was disinterested. I think maybe sometimes they know this is the end of the line. He gave so much to so many, and now we are all he has. His glory days are gone and with one eye and visible ribs, he will be headed to Mexico." - Kristin Chambers
Thanks to Kristin and Diana, instead, he came to Old Friends. We are honored to have him.
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Modified On: 10/31/2012
CLEVER ALLEMONT's Info:
Bred in IL by A. J. Sweeney. Foaled Feb. 11, 1982
46 Starts, 8 Wins, 7 Places, 7 Shows. Career Earnings: $316,329
Racing Owners: Eugene Klein, others
Trainers: Lynn S. Whiting, D. Wayne Lukas
Regular Jockeys: Pat Day, Mike Smith, others
Biggest wins: Southwest S at Oaklawn 1985, Rebel S at Oaklawn 1985
Other important races: 3rd in the 1 1/8 mile Classic (G1) at Arlington Park 1985, 3rd in the 1 mile Sheritan (G2) at Arlington Park 1985, 3rd in the Fairmount Park Derby 1985
In both the Sheritan and Classic, Clever Allemont competed against top sprinter Smile, sire of fellow Old Friends resident Swan's Way. In the Forego, Clever Allemont raced against future sprint champion Groovy, who often tried to beat Ogygian.
Entered stud 1988, Ranier Stables, WA
Joined Old Friends: January 2009
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