June 11

A major update came the way of long-time client Eureka Thoroughbred Farm at Belmont Park on Saturday when Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes (G1).

The Tapit colt, who ran down Irish War Cry to win the Classic going away, is a half-brother to Blue Ivy, a Distorted Humor mare bought on behalf of Mike and Pam Grossman, owners of Eureka, for just $20,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale

Blue Ivy has since foaled a colt by leading second-crop sire Shackleford.

Blue Ivy and Tapwrit, who sold for $1.2 million the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale and also won the Tampa Bay Derby (G3), are out of G1 winner Appealing Zophie, whose three wins included the Spinaway Stakes (G1) and Silverbulletday Stakes (G3). It is the further family of G1 winner Super May and G3 winner and successful regional sire Ide.

This isn't the first time that a purchase through Schumer Bloodstock has been followed by a major update; for instance, the half-sisters to G1 winners DAVID JUNIOR, ARAGORN, BALL DANCING, ROLLING FOG and VOODOO DANCER were all purchased by Schumer Bloodstock before those horses became G1 winners.

Also on Saturday's loaded Belmont card, Juddmonte Farms' Antonoe became another G1 winner for First Defence in the Just A Game Stakes. First Defence was sold to stand in Saudi Arabia last summer in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer.

First Defence is also the sire of champion Close Hatches as well as top Hong Kong runner Dundonnell.

 

May 26

NINETY Bullets, bought for just $18,000 by Chad Schumer with Brown Island Stables as a yearling, broke his maiden over 6 furlongs in impressive style at the second time of asking at Bro Park in Sweden on Friday.

Trained by Roy Arne Kvisla and ridden by Per-Anders Gråberg, the colt came with a strong run to swoop past El Gordo and win easily by two lengths.

"We knew the distance would be too short," Kvisla told Svensk Galopp. "In addition, the horse has not really learnt to gallop properly yet. Per-Anders gave him a good ride and I think the Ninety Bullets will go on a lot after this victory."

From the first crop of Frankel's three-parts brother Bullet Train, Ninety Bullets was bred by Sean Feld in Kentucky out of Masqued Monarch, a stakes-placed Wavering Monarch half-sister to Listed winners A P Is Loose and Hunters Tiger Paw.

He was bought for $18,000 by Chad Schumer at the 2015 Keeneland September Sale.

Other recent runners hailing from the Brown Island - Schumer association include G3 Acomb Stakes winner Syphax, now racing for Godolphin, Swedish champion Victor Kalejs, who won for the fourth time on Thursday, and dual winner High Acclaim.

May 25

CHAMPION Victor Kalejs, a $10,000 yearling purchase by Chad Schumer, struck again on Thursday when successful in a valuable 3yo event at Jagersro in Sweden.

The son of Spring At Last ran down Stricker to win his fourth race in impressive fashion. His other victories for trainer Roy Kvisla include last year's Norwegian Criterium.

Crowned last year's Swedish Champion 2yo, Victor Kalejs was purchased by Chad Schumer for just $10,000 at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton October Sale in Kentucky on behalf of Irish pinhooker Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables. He is out of Make A Promise, a Mr Greeley half-sister to G3 winner Essence. 

 

Other recent runners to represent the Collins - Schumer partnership include the G3 Acomb Stakes winner Syphax, now racing for Godolphin, and dual winner High Acclaim.

April 26

WELDER's winning run continued on Tuesday when he landed back-to-back renewals of the Trao Classic Sprint Stakes at Will Rogers Downs.

It was another bloodless score for the Theresa Luneack-trained gelding, who was always in command and drew away to win by four lengths. It was his fourth consecutive victory and eighth overall, and brought his earnings close to $250,000.

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. In 12 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.

Also at Will Rogers Downs on Tuesday, three-year-old Hunter's Humor turned in a fine effort to run third in the Will Rogers Handicap. The winning son of Maclean's Music was bred by long-time client Eureka Thoroughbred Farm out of Forever Brilliant, a daughter of Straight Man purchased by Chad Schumer on behalf of Eureka for $10,000 at the 2013 OBS October Sale.

 

April 5

CONSISTENT stakes runner Welder landed his seventh win on Tuesday with a commanding display to take the Highland Ice Stakes at Will Rogers Downs.

The Theresa Luneack-trained gelding scored by two lengths from Bayerd to bring his earnings to approximately $210,000.

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. In 11 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.