February 9

 

Third Day launched himself on to the Kentucky Derby trail on Wednesday when maintaining his unbeaten record in the Just One More Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

 

The colt's dam, Onebadkitty, was purchased for $80,000 by Chad Schumer/SBA on behalf of Montfort Mares at last year's Keeneland November Sale. The daughter of Street Cry was sold in foal to Carpe Diem.

 

Third Day was an impressive winner of his debut on the Haskell undercard at Monmouth Park last summer and was duly sent off at 11-10 to follow up at Gulfstream. Settled in fourth, he made headway to join Barry Karafin Bets and win going away.

 

“The horse had been training very well. He showed a lot of promise in his debut and he needed a little time after that,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “We were optimistic being a son of Bernardini and out of a Street Cry mare that the distance would be OK for him.

 

“We were just hoping we had him tight enough to go a mile off the layoff and I thought he handled that part of it well,” he added. “He’s still learning and still a little green, but considering the layoff and the stretch out in distance I thought it was very encouraging.”

 

Pletcher plans to next start the Bernardini colt, a $575,000 2yo purchase by Spendthrift Farm and Town and Country Racing, in either the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) or Fountain Of Youth Stakes (G2).

 

Third Day is the third foal out of Onebadkitty, whose three wins included the Valentine Dancer Stakes at Santa Anita. The daughter of Street Cry, a half-sister to Jaws N' Paws, has a yearling filly by Into Mischief and recently foaled a filly by Carpe Diem.

 

January 21

REDESDALE, a bargain $18,000 purchase by Chad Schumer at the 2016 Keeneland January Sale, followed up his smashing debut victory at Churchill Downs last June with an impressive return to action for Brendan Walsh at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Partnered by Robby Albarado, Redesdale tracked the pace before making a determined run at the leader to win going away by three-quarters of a length and maintain his unbeaten record.

A step up in class now beckons for the blue-blooded Redesdale, who boasts one of the deepest families in the Stud Book. A son of Speightstown, Redesdale was bred by Juddmonte Farms out of G2 winner Harpia, a full-sister to top sprinter and outstanding stallion Danehill. Harpia is also a sister to G2 winner Eagle Eyed, a leading sire in Turkey, and a granddaughter of Spring Adieu, a half-sister to none other than Northern Dancer.

Redesdale was purchased by Chad as an unraced racing and stallion prospect during the final sessions of last year's Keeneland January Sale out of the Mill Ridge Farm draft.

December 31

 

VIKTOR Kalejs, bought for just $10,000 by Chad Schumer at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton October Sale in Kentucky, has been crowned Sweden's champion 2yo of 2016.

 

The son of Spring At Last has won three of his four starts for trainer Roy Kvisla, including the prestigious Norwegian Criterium, and is now in Dubai preparing for a crack at the UAE Classics.

 

Bought by Chad as an European breeze-up prospect, the colt is the latest high-class performer to hail out of the Johnny Collins' Brown Island Stables academy. Other two-year-olds to represent the Collins - Schumer partnership include unbeaten G3 Acomb Stakes winner Syphax, a $25,000 yearling purchase who was recently bought by Godolphin and is a live candidate for the 2017 European Classics, classy handicapper Markhan ($13,000 yearling) and dual-winning juvenile High Acclaim.

October 23

 

GRADE 1 PERFORMER DEN’S LEGACY TO STAND AT MIGHTY ACRES FARM

 

DEN’S Legacy, winner of the G3 Generous Stakes and placed in the G1 CashCall Futurity, will stand at Warren Center’s Mighty Acres Farm, Pryor, Oklahoma next season in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock.

 

A fee for the son of Medaglia d’Oro will be set at a later date.

 

Den’s Legacy has won or finished in the frame in 25 of 39 starts for owners Westrock Stables. He boasts earnings of $697,917.

 

A high-class two-year-old, he won a 6f MSW at Del Mar before capturing the G3 Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park. He also ran second in the Zuma Beach Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes and signed off the year by running third to Violence in the G1 CashCall Futurity.

 

He was later a consistent Graded stakes runner at three, when his performances included running third behind subsequent G1 winners Will Take Charge and Oxbow in the G2 Rebel Stakes. He was also placed in the G2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes, G2 La Jolla Handicap, G2 Del Mar Derby and G3 Sham Stakes.

 

More recently, Den’s Legacy has been placed in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and Hot Springs Stakes.

 

A son of leading international sire Medaglia d’Oro, Den’s Legacy was bred by Gaye Schwartz out of Sunshine Song, a War Chant half-sister to G1 winner C. S. Silk and G3 winner Remember Sheikh.

 

Den’s Legacy will stand alongside Kipling, Mr Nightlinger, Pollard’s Vision, Save Big Money and The Visualier at Mighty Acres, a division of Center Hills.

 

 

October 22

Phantom Trip and Gianni's Dream contributed to a productive day at Remington Park for our clients, Center Hills Farm, on Friday when sweeping the Oklahoma Classics Cup and Distaff Stakes. Between them, their dams were bought for a total of $14,500 in 2012.

Phantom Trip, a three-year-old son of Summer Bird bred by Center Hills Farm out of Nakayama Jeune, was the brave winner of the Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes, his third victory in succession. Now the winner of four of nine starts for owner Lester Ellenz, he boasts earnings over of $185,000.

His dam Nakayama Jeune was purchased by Chad Schumer as agent for Center Hills Farm for just $4,500 while carrying Phantom Trip at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale. Phantom Trip later provided a good return on investment when selling for $48,000 as a yearling.

Phantom Trip is the second foal out of the mare, a winning Petitionville granddaughter of Molly Pitcher Handicap heroine Hey Hazel.

Gianna's Dream had earlier kicked off the double with an authoritative two and a quarter length victory in the Oklahoma Classics Distaff Stakes. She came into the race in good form, having previously taken the Bob Barry Memorial Stakes, and now boasts five wins from seven starts for earnings of over $205,000.

Bred by Center Hills Farm in partnership with Randy Blair, Gianna's Dream is out of the Rahy mare Untamed Beauty, bought for just $10,000 alongside Nakayama Jeune in 2012. 

Gianna's Dream is one of seven winners out of Untamed Beauty, who is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Forty Gran, dam of G1 winner and successful sire Square Eddie.

Also at Remington, Okie Diva took the Classics Lassie Stakes to become another stakes winner for Chitoz. The stakes-winning son of Forest Wildcat was purchased by Chad Schumer for stud duty at River Oaks Farms.

Meanwhile, Mimi's Money, whose sire Save Big Money and dam Foreign Country were both bought by Chad on behalf of Center Hills Farm, ran well when second in the Distaff Stakes, as did Welder, who was second in the Sprint Stakes - his sire The Visualiser and dam Dance Softly were also bought by Chad on behalf of Center Hills.