MICHAEL'S PROFILE

WELCOME

Welcome to Michael’s website and the exciting world of horse racing in Singapore !

As Michael walks you through the process of owning a racehorse you will quickly learn how cost effective, enjoyable and financially rewarding the experience can be.

It’s a wonderful feeling celebrating your horse’s win.

The excitement of cheering your own horse to victory and the post race celebrations is an experience of a lifetime. An exhilarating time in which having a personal photo taken with your winning horse, trainer and jockey in the winners enclosure will serve as a constant lifetime reminder of this awesome experience.

Corporations are also invited to come racing with Michael, as racing a horse is a ideal way to socialise and bond away from the office in a relaxed and friendly environment – a common interest will bring your team closer together.

Michael will ensure you will get to know other Owners by regularly arranging social functions in the recently refurbished Owners Lounge of the Singapore Turf Club during Friday night and Sunday afternoon race meetings, and at the stables on Saturday mornings.

Please continue and take an informative tour of our website and see how easy it is to become involved.

PERFORMANCE

SINGAPORE

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Fore names:Michael John
Family name:Clements
Age:51
Date of birth:December 8th, 1965
Country of birth:Zimbabwe
Citizenship:Singapore
License held:Professional Race Horse Trainer
Licenser:Malayan Racing Association
Past employers:Self Employed (1998-Current)
Trainer - Singapore
Self Employed (1993-1998)
Trainer - Zimbabwe
Champion Trainer (1995-1997)
Assistant Trainer (1991-1993)
Ormond Ferraris, South Africa
Champion Trainer (1991-1992)
Assistant Trainer (1987-1991)
Murray Lindley, Zimbabwe
Champion Trainer (1988-1991)
Computer Programmer (1985-1987)
Mashonaland Turf Club, Zimbabwe
Positions held:President - Association of Racehorse
Trainers (Singapore)

ACHIEVEMENTS

Trainer of 57 GROUP, LISTED and STAKES WINNERS
Trainer of a TRIPLE CROWN WINNER
Trainer of ALIBI – STEWARDS CUP (Group 2) 2017
Trainer of COUNTOFMONTECRISTO – SINGAPORE THREE YEAR OLD CLASSIC (Group 2) 2017, SINGAPORE THREE YEAR OLD SPRINT (Group 3) 2017
Trainer of KIWI KARMA – DESTER SINGAPORE THREE YEAR OLD SPRINT (Group 3) 2015 and CECF SINGAPORE PRESTIGE CLASSIC (Group 3) 2015
Trainer of TOTALITY – THREE RINGS TROPHY (Group 3) 2013
Trainer of DONTELLTHEWIFE – JBBA MOONBEAM VASE (Group 3) 2011
Trainer of REVOLTE – SINGAPORE GUINEAS (Group 3) 2009 Winner and STEWARDS CUP (Group 3) 2008
Trainer of FAIRYTALE – STEWARDS CUP (Group 3) 2004
Trainer of JAZZ MALONE – SINGAPORE DERBY TRIAL (Group 3) 2000
Trainer of 466 Winners in Singapore
Licensed to Train in Singapore, December 1998
Champion Trainer of Zimbabwe (1996/1997)
Champion Trainer of Zimbabwe (1995/1996)
Trainer of 260 Winners in Zimbabwe
Licensed to Train in Zimbabwe, May 1993

OUR TEAM

OUR STABLE STAFF

Our enthusiastic workers consist of and Administration Executive, an Assistant ‘B’ Trainer, a Stable Supervisor and Syces.

David and Ima run our stable office, Michael White assists Michael with the training of the horses, and Sidek, Airy, Wei Xuan and Gok supervise our Syces.

Gareth Pepper assists Michael with the communications between his Owners.

Our Syces handle the horses on a daily basis. They prepare the horses for their morning exercise and wash them down thereafter.

In the afternoons they care for and clean the horses, thereby establishing a relationship with all of them. This enables the Syces to maintain their horses in top condition.

OUR TRACK RIDERS

Our group of dedicated and skilled track riders is responsible for the daily exercising of our horses.

Nin has been track riding for over 20 years, and Shafrizal who is a licenced Apprentice Jockey, head up the co-ordination of our team of riders. They are assisted by Acang, Kif, Alif, Jali, Munir and Chew, our trainee Apprentice Jockey. They all carry a wealth of knowledge and experience with them.

They enjoy their interaction with the horses they ride and they get to build a close bond with them.

By following Michael’s daily workout instructions for each horse, they play their part in keeping the horses content, fit and in good form. Their feedback on how the horses are feeling provides a good guide to Michael on every horse’s progress.

MICHAEL AND VERNON

Michael and his son Vernon reside in the Farrer Road area, close to the city, and a 20 minute drive to the racecourse.

They have been in Singapore since August 1998, and arrived when Vernon was 6 months old.

Vernon is 19 years old and is currently completing his National Service in Singapore.

They both ride horses, and often partake in leisure riding when on vacation.

TROPHY ROOM

AlibiPatron’s Bowl (Group 1) 2017, Stewards Cup (Group 2)  2017
CountofmontecristoSingapore Three Year Old Classic (Group 2) 2017, Singapore Three Year Old Sprint (Group 3) 2017
Kiwi KarmaDester Singapore Three Year Old Sprint (Group 3) 2015, CECF Singapore Prestige Classic (Group 3) 2015
TotalityThree Rings Trophy (Group 3) 2013
DontellthewifeJBBA Moonbeam Vase (Group 3) 2011
RevolteSingapore Guineas (Group 3) 2009 and Stewards Cup (Group 3) 2008
FairytaleStewards Cup (Group 3) 2004
Jazz MaloneSingapore Derby Trial (Group 3) 2000 and Orchid Trophy (Listed) 1999
1997/98
WindsorgateMashonaland Holdings Sprint (Open - Listed)
Nothing VenturedRainbow Tourism (3YOs - 2000m - Group 3) and Derby (Listed)
ChinakaGolden Acres Champion Juvenile (Listed)
Judith’s PrinceBreeders Cup (Listed)
1996/97
WindsorgateMashonaland Holdings Sprint (Group 3)
SwedenOK Grand Challenge (Open - Group 3) and David Whitehead Stayers (Open - Listed)
Summer SilenceChampion Stakes (3&4YOs - Listed), Triple Crown for three year olds - Guineas (Group 3), Rainbow Tourism (3YOs - 2000m - Group 3) and Derby (Listed)
1995/96
Just AndreBreeders Champion Stakes (Listed), OK Grand Challenge (Open - Group), Rainbow Tourism (3YOs - 2000m - Group 3) and Champion Stakes (Listed)
Shades of KnightDerby (Group 3)
Talent SearchOaks (Group 3)
Misty WindBreeders Champion Fillies Stakes (Listed)
1994/95
Just AndreChampion Juvenile (Listed)
Just MoneyCastle Tankard (Open-Group 2)
1993/94
Misty WindOaks (Listed)
Just MoneySpey Bridge Stakes (3YOs-2000m-Listed)
Spinney GreenGuineas (Listed)