October 10

A major update came the way of Gold N Shaft at Santa Anita on Monday when her two-year-old Creative Cause colt, My Boy Jack, won the Zuma Beach Stakes.

Gold N Shaft was purchased at last year's Keeneland November Sale by Chad Schumer, as agent, for just $8,000 while in foal to the hot Cairo Prince - yearlings by Cairo Prince averaged $168,405 at the recent Keeneland September Sale.

Trained by Keith Desormeaux, My Boy Jack came into the race off a placed effort in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes. Held up near the back of the field, he made a sweeping run three deep to run down the leaders and win by three-quarters of a length from Count Alexander.

His dam Gold N Shaft is a Mineshaft half-sister to eight winners, including stakes scorer Precious Kiss, and out of Grade 3 winner Fleur de Lis, who also ran second in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks.

September 25

Gianna's Dream added another stakes victory to her resume yesterday when successful in the Ricks Memorial Stakes at Remington Park.

Fresh off a good run when third in the G3 Violet Stakes, Gianna's Dream was sent off favourite in the 12-horse field and didn't disappoint backers, coming with a sweeping run to win well. It was the eighth win in 16 starts for the Twirling Candy filly, who now boasts approximately $320,000 in earnings for trainer Mike Maker.

Gianna's Dream was bred by Center Hills Farm and Randy Blair out of Untamed Beauty, who was purchased while carrying the filly by Chad Schumer for just $10,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale. The mare, a Rahy half-sister to the dam of G1 winner and successful sire Square Eddie, is the dam of seven winners overall.

August 5

Keen Ice and Breaking Lucky both turned in tremendous runs to take second and third respectively behind Gun Runner in Saturday's G1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.

The dams of both horses - Medomak and Shooting Party - were purchased at auction by Chad Schumer as agent.

Keen Ice came with his customary strong charge to grab second from Breaking Lucky and take his earnings to nearly $3.3 million. Breaking Lucky, meanwhile, now boasts over $1.3 million in earnings.

Keen Ice's win in the G1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, in which he conquered Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, stands out as the highlight of his career to date. Recently successful in the G2 Suburban Handicap, the Curlin colt has also recorded top three finishes in the G1 Belmont Stakes, G1 Breeders' Cup Classic, G1 Haskell Invitational, G2 Harlan's Holiday Stakes, G2 Remsen Stakes and G2 Risen Star Stakes.

Keen Ice is the first foal out of his dam, an Awesome Again half-sister to the G1-placed Coal Play. In turn, Medomak is out of the Kris S mare Wiscasset, a half-sister to G1 winner Serra Lake. Medomak was bought on behalf of Saudi Arabian interests. Sadly, she has died since her purchase.

Breaking Lucky is out of the G1-placed Shooting Party, bought for $50,000 by Schumer Bloodstock in 2008 on behalf of his breeders Jay and Christine Hayden.

The Lookin At Lucky colt won the 2015 Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Woodbine and has run placed in the G2 New Orleans Handicap, the G2 Eclipse Stakes, G3 Dominion Day Stakes, G3 Ben Ali Stakes and G3 Ontario Derby to his name.

August 5

Roman Officer successfully defended his title in the West Virginia Legislature Chairman's Cup at Mountaineer Park on Saturday, scoring by a length to land his second stakes race and 13th win overall.

The tough gelding, now the winner of approximately $325,000, is out of Gem Sleuth, purchased for $45,000 in foal to Paynter by Chad Schumer, as agent, at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale.

Not long after her purchase, Gem Sleuth's two-year-old Gemologist colt, Theory, emerged as one of the best of his generation, winning a Saratoga maiden on debut en route to taking the G3 Futurity Stakes.

Also on the Mountaineer card, 10-time winner Galton ran second in the West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup to bring his earnings to over $412,000. The Graded stakes-placed son of Offlee Wild is out of Nibbana, bought for $27,000 by Chad Schumer, as agent, at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale. Nibbana is a Giant's Causeway half-sister to classy sprinter Dietrich from the family of Coronation Stakes winner Chimes Of Freedom and top miler Spinning World.

July 30

Nothing could touch Paid Up Subscriber in the G3 Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga on Sunday, as the Candy Ride mare served up a tour de force of a performance to win by 32 1/4 lengths.

Johnny Velazquez had Paid Up Subscriber within striking distance of the leader Terra Promessa as the early part of the race unfolded. He unleashed his mount with seven-sixteenths to run and thereafter, Paid Up Subscriber sauntered clear to win as she pleased, totally unchallenged.

Paid Up Subscriber is the third foal out of Shriek, a stakes-placed daughter of Street Cry purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $37,000 while in foal to Scat Daddy at Keeneland in November 2014.

"I'm very proud of her," said co-owner Peter Brant. "She was running against a pretty filly [Songbird] last time and was right there. I was very pleased. I couldn't be happier."

Paid Up Subscriber began her career for Al Stall, who trained her to win the 2016 G2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs, in which she overturned Untapable, and run placed in the G1 Delaware Handicap and G1 Spinster Stakes.

At the end of her four-year-old season, she was sold for $1.1 million to Peter Brant's White Birch Farm and transferred to Chad Brown. Sunday's victory was her first for Brown although she has run creditably in defeat this year, notably when second in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes and third in the G1 Madison Stakes. She currently boasts close to $900,000 in earnings.