November 18

WELDER added a fourth stakes victory to his resume on Friday when successful in the Silver Goblin Stakes at Remington Park.

Welder duelled with the leader Z Rockstar during the early exchanges, took control in the stretch and proved best for a half-length win over Mr. N.

It was the ninth win overall for the Boyd Finnell-trained gelding, and pushed his earnings past the $300,000 mark.

Welder was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, for whom Chad Schumer purchased both his sire, The Visualiser, and dam, Dance Softly.

Welder had a productive three-year-old season, winning the TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes and running placed in the Oklahoma Classics Sprint Stakes and Oklahoma Stallions Stakes. He returned this year to run out the four-length winner of an allowance race at Will Rogers Downs en route to an impressive win in the Highland Ice Stakes and second consecutive score in the TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes. In 15 starts, Welder has finished out of the top three only once.

The Visualiser, by Giant's Causeway, was a $1 million yearling purchase by John Ferguson who won three races and ran second in the Canadian Derby (G3). His second crop of seven foals includes multiple stakes winner Zealous Vision. Welder is from the stallion's third crop.

The Visualiser stands at Mighty Acres in Oklahoma for $2,000.

Dance Softly, by Tiznow, was purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $22,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale. Welder the fourth foal and winner out of the mare, who is a half-sister to G3 winner Summer Doldrums.

November 12 

Exciting 3yo Prince Of Hempt maintained his rise through the ranks on Saturday with an authoritative victory in the City Of Laurel Stakes at Laurel Park.

Making his stakes debut off an unbeaten sequence of three wins, Prince Of Hempt stalked the leaders before making his challenge and ultimately outbattling Tale Of Silence to win by a length. Sonic Mule ran third.

The Timothy Kreiser-trained Prince Of Hempt, who was purchased in utero by Chad Schumer on behalf of his breeder Don Brown for just $20,000, now boasts four wins from as many starts for earnings of $173,160.

The son of Majestic Warrior is the third foal out of Promised Treasure, who was purchased by Chad out of the Hidden Brook consignment at the 2014 Keeneland January Sale. The daughter of Broken Vow is a winning granddaughter of G1 winner Tenski.

Promised Treasure has also produced minor winners Bet The Yo and Jack Quickstart since her purchase.

 

Also on Saturday, Lucky Loretta ran out the 6 1/2 length winner of an allowance at Delta Downs to land her third race in four starts. The daughter of Jersey Town is out of Soul Of The Gem, bought by Chad Schumer for $13,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November Sale.

October 21

It was yet another stakes payday for the connections of Gianna's Dream on Friday as the consistent filly successfully defended her title in the Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf at Remington Park.

It was the second consecutive stakes win for the filly following a similarly easy win in last month's Ricks Memorial Stakes, and her fourth stakes win overall.

Sent off a short favourite, Gianna's Dream held a prominent position throughout and quickened clear when asked to win by two-and-quarter lengths. Back in third was Diva's Rule, who was purchased in utero by Chad for $11,000 at the OBS October Sale.

Gianna's Dream, by Twirling Candy, now boasts nine wins in 17 starts and approximately $400,000 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.

Also on the Oklahoma Classics card, tough four-year-old Welder ran second in the Sprint Stakes to bring his total earnings to approximately $275,000.

Three-time stakes winner Welder was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, for whom Chad Schumer purchased both his sire, The Visualiser, and dam, Dance Softly

The Visualiser, by Giant's Causeway, was a $1 million yearling purchase by John Ferguson who won three races and ran second in the Canadian Derby (G3). His second crop of seven foals includes multiple stakes winner Zealous Vision. Welder is from the stallion's third crop. The Visualiser stands at Mighty Acres in Oklahoma for $2,000.

Dance Softly, by Tiznow, was purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $22,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale. 

Meanwhile, fellow Mighty Acres stallion Save Big Money was represented by Oklahoma Classics Distaff Stakes winner Inagoodway. Save Big Money, by Storm Cat, was also purchased by Chad as a stallion prospect.

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.