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Gorgeous Filly from Strong Family

Bernardini Filly

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    • Strong New York Family

    • Selected by top NY trainer Christophe Clement

    • Out of a stakes-winning dam who is a full sister to G1 winner

Christophe Clement took a big swing at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale, purchasing a filly he loved. By the late great Preakness winner Bernardini, she’s out of a NY-bred mare by Freud named Fresco who was a stakes winner for the Clement Stable. Fresco is a full sister to one of the toughest, most consistent New York-breds of the last few years, Therapist, a horse bred and trained by Christophe.

Under the filly’s fourth dam, you’ll see some “blast from the past” grade one winners — Timber Country, Dubai Millenium, and Dixie Union.

Bernardini, a champion who earned over $3 million on the racetrack, loved New York, with four of his six victories coming at NYRA tracks. In 2006 he took Saratoga by storm, winning both the Jim Dandy (G2) and Travers (G1).

As a stallion, Bernardini made his mark on the breed, siring top horses like Art Collector, Cavorting, Stay Thirsty, Alpha, and To Honor and Serve. West Point campaigned Bernardini’s daughter Berned, a graded stakes winner who sold for $825,000 to Stonestreet at the end of her racing career.

Bernardini has stamped himself as a top, top broodmare sire, with horses like Maxfield, Clariere, Colonel Liam, Matareyea, Confidence Game, Speaker’s Corner, Serengeti Empress, and Dunbar Road to his credit.

“New York-breds start with an advantage,” said Tom Bellhouse. “We added this filly to the stable dreaming about graded stakes, but it’s so nice to know that you have such a strong statebred program to back you up. She could have tremendous residual value with a stakes win on her resume.”

Syndication price includes all veterinary, training, acquisition, and legal costs through January 1, 2025.

Trainer: Christophe Clement

  • A leading US trainer for over 25 years, Christophe has acquired a reputation for meticulous attention to detail. He intentionally limits the size of his stable to a number that can be kept in just two locations at any point in time.
  • Top runners include Champion 2-time Eclipse Award winner, Gio Ponti, 4-time G1 winner, Tonalist, Gufo, and WPT graded stakes horses Carson’s Run, Decorated Invader, Best Performance, Kertez, and Parnac amongst others.
  • Christophe Clement has been nominated for the U.S. Hall of Fame, and hopefully before long should take his place there, for he is a credit to the sport, a man of unquestionable integrity for whom his honesty and proficiency, and skill as a trainer are a matter of personal pride.

Bernardini Filly Info


  • Trainer: Christophe Clement
  • Sire: Bernardini
  • Dam: Fresco
  • Broodmare Sire: Freud
  • Birth Date: April 14, 2022
  • Sex: filly
  • Bred: New York
  • Engagements: New York-bred program, Breeders' Cup
  • Dosage Index: 3.00
  • Center of distribution: 0.64

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