Christophe Clement is the son of successful French trainer Miguel Clement and grew up in his father's Chantilly yard. After working for the family of Alec Head in France for a year and ahalf, Christophe came to the U.S. in 1986 to work at Taylor Made Farm before a stint with Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey. He then returned to Wurope and worked for Luca Cumani in Newmarket for four years before venturing out on his own.
Clement, an exception trainer of grass horses, is perhaps best known as the conditioner of three-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti. He is also the trainer of 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and Grade 1 winner Discreet Marq among other stakes winners.