Brian Clemenson

Brian Adrian Clemenson (born 1963) is a retired English greyhound trainer. He is a three times United Kingdom champion Champion Trainer.[1][2]

Brian Clemenson
OccupationGreyhound Trainer
Born1963
Essex
Major racing wins
Classic/Feature wins:
St Leger
(2005)
Cesarewitch
(2001, 2002, 2006)
TV Trophy
(2001)
Oaks
(2003)
Reading Masters
(2000)
Pall Mall Stakes
(1999, 2003)

ProfileEdit

Clemenson was a head man for Kenny Linzell before taking out a trainer's licence.[3] He raced out of Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium which he joined after a spell at Hackney Wick Stadium.[4]

He was initially based at Bersheda Kennels in Wickford[5] but a decade later moved to the Romford Greyhound Kennels in Billingshurst. He came to prominence in the early 1990s and after reaching multiple finals finally won a feature competition in 1999 when he won the Pall Mall Stakes.

He reached the final of the 1998 English Greyhound Derby with Tullerboy Cash[6] before steering two runners into the 2002 English Greyhound Derby and finishing runner-up in the 2004 English Greyhound Derby.[7]

It was during the early part of the decade that Clemenson was the leading trainer in Britain. He trained the winners of many competitions including three Cesarewitch's, an Oaks, a St Leger, four Champions Stakes, three Golden Jackets, eight Olympics, two Regencys, two Pall Mall Stakes, three Sussex Cups and two Trafalgar Cups.[2] [1] [8]

He retired from training in 2012.[9]

AwardsEdit

He has won the Trainers Championship three times in 2002, 2003 and 2004.[2] [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hobbs, Jonathan (2008). Greyhound Annual 2008. Raceform. ISBN 978-1-905153-534.
  2. ^ a b c Hobbs, Jonathan (2004). Greyhound Annual 2005. Raceform. ISBN 1-904317-58-8.
  3. ^ "Remember When July 1999". Greyhound Star.
  4. ^ Barnes/Sellers, Julia/John (1992). Ladbrokes Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-22-8.
  5. ^ Fry, Paul (1995). The Official NGRC Greyhound Racing Yearbook. Ringpress Books. ISBN 186054-010-4.
  6. ^ "1998 Derby final". Greyhound Data.
  7. ^ "2004 Derby final". Greyhound Data.
  8. ^ Hobbs, Jonathan (2002). Greyhound Annual 2003. Raceform. ISBN 1-904317-07-3.
  9. ^ "Clemenson quits Hove, Mullins ponders future". Racing Post.