Former Washington sire Clever Allemont, who began his career at stud at Rainier Stables in Enumclaw in 1989, was rescued in mid-December after being discovered at the property of a “kill buyer” in Kansas. The stallion was shipped to Old Friends retirement home in Georgetown, Kentucky, to live out the rest of his days.
Foaled in 1982, Clever Allemont won the Rebel and Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park and also placed in three graded stakes, led by a third in the Arlington Classic Stakes (G1). The son of Clever Trick—Allemont, by *Carlemont, who was trained by D. Wayne Lukas and Lynn Whiting, won eight races and earned $316,229.
Clever Allemont, who was blinded in one eye, had most recently been breeding Quarter Horse mares in Kansas and was rescued by Kristin Chambers, the executive director of the Kansas-based Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement.
“It was just such a chain of miracles,” said Chambers, who was gratified to learn that Clever Allemont had been invited to reside at the Kentucky center within hours of posting Clever Allemont’s story online.
Clever Allemont (IL), 1982, h., Clever Trick—Allemont, by Carlemont.
Raced five years, 47-8-7-7, $316,329; won Rebel S., Southwest S.; 3rd Arlington Classic-G1, Sheridan S.-G2, Fairmount Park Derby-G3.