CLEMENTS, Michael John

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Michael Clements trained for five years in Zimbabwe, commencing in 1993. He was crowned Champion Trainer there in the 1995/96 and 1996/97 seasons and was runner-up during the 1994/95 and 1997/98 seasons. He trained over 260 winners in Zimbabwe and over 590 winners at Kranji including 60 feature race winners (Two Group 1, two Group 2, 17 Group 3’s, 17 Listed and 22 Stakes races), and a Triple Crown winner. He received his MRA licence in 1998 and has enjoyed his fair share of success since. He first saddled JAZZ MALONE to win the Singapore Derby Trial in 2000 and FAIRY TALE to win the Stewards’ Cup in 2004. He then saddled TOTALITY to win the 2013 Three Rings Trophy, DONTELLTHEWIFE to win the 2011 JBBA Moonbeam Vase, and REVOLTE to win the 2009 Singapore Guineas and the 2008 Stewards’ Cup. Smart filly KIWI KARMA gave him more accolades in the inaugural CECF Singapore Prestige Classic and the Dester Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint in 2015. Michael repeated this in the 2017 Singapore Three Year Old Sprint when COUNTOFMONTECRISTO posted an emphatic victory. COUNTOFMONTECRISTO followed up with an impressive win in the G2 Singapore Three Year Old Classic. Clements’ rich vein of form continued when ALIBI won the G1 Patron’s Bowl, the second leg of the 4-year-old Challenge – his first Group 1 success. TOP KNIGHT gave Michael his first group win of the season when winning the G3 Singapore Three year old Classic in May.TOP KNIGHT again showed his class when winning the G1 Singapore Guineas in May 2019. COUNTOFMONTECRISTO bounced back to his best when winning the G2 Merlion Trophy in August 2019.


Major Achievements in Singapore

NAME OF RACE GROUP/FEATURE YEAR/S
Singapore Guineas 1 2019
Patron’s Bowl 1 2017
Merlion Trophy 2 2019
Singapore Three Year Old Classic 2 2017/2019
Singapore Derby Trial 2 2000
Jumbo Jet Trophy 3 2017
Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint 3 2017
Singapore Guineas 3 2009
Stewards’ Cup 3 2004/2008/2017
JBBA Moonbeam Vase 3 2011
Dester Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint 3 2015
CECF Singapore Prestige Classic 3 2015
Three Rings Trophy 3 2013
Orchid Trophy F 1999

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