Clear Creek Stud was founded in 1969 by renowned horseman Jack Lohman. Over the years Clear Creek has become known as Louisiana’s premiere Thoroughbred operation. In 1977, Val Murrell joined Lohman as his assistant right out of college. A short time later, Murrell took over management duties and has been in that position ever since. Murrell has made it his life’s work to carry on the tradition of excellence established by Mr. Lohman.
Over the years, Clear Creek Stud has been home to many of Louisianans’ leading sires. Zuppardo’s Prince was the top Louisiana stallion nine times from 1990 to 1999, relinquishing his throne only in 1994. From 21 foal crops, Zuppardo’s Prince sired 34 stakes winners with earnings over $16.2 million. We are thankful to this horse. He put us on the map and we are very proud of him. He retired at age thirty and died the following year.
At Clear Creek Stud we have worked hard to establish a stallion roster and breeding program that is second to none in this area of the country. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have put together an elite group of stallions with pedigrees and conformation that would make them desirable, not just in this region, but anywhere. Additionally, all have proven their ability on the racetrack, while facing top competition.