June 21

 

Discreetly Mine, sire of last year’s Juvenile Dirt Sprint Stakes winner Sheikh Of Sheikhs, has been sold to stand at Norman Fox’s Haras Lascala in Uruguay. The deal was brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock in association with Diego Mitagstein of Perhaps Bloodstock and Pablo Núñez.

 

The winner of five of 13 starts and approximately $800,000 in earnings, the son of Mineshaft capped his career for Todd Pletcher with a victory in the King’s Bishop Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. He was also successful in the Amsterdam Stakes (G2), Risen Star Stakes (G2) and Jersey Shore Stakes (G3), and second in the Champagne Stakes (G1).

 

Discreetly Mine is the sire of six black-type performers from three crops of racing age sired from his time at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky. In addition to Sheikh Of Sheikhs, his progeny include multiple stakes winner Control Stake and the G3-placed Classy Class.

 

“We’re pleased to acquire such a high class racehorse and half-brother brother to successful Kentucky sire Discreet Cat for Mr Fox’s farm,” said Chad Schumer. “What a wonderful option for Uruguayan breeders.”

 

Discreetly Mine was bred by E Paul Robsham out of the 1995 Alabama Stakes (G1) heroine Pretty Discreet and is a half-brother to G1 winner Discreet Cat and the G1-placed Pretty Wild.

 

 

June 19

Paid Up Subscriber left Untapable in her wake when running out the hugely impressive winner of the G2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Now the winner of over $270,000 and four of her eight starts, the four-year-old is out of the stakes-placed Shriek, who was purchased by Chad Schumer as agent while in foal to leading sire Scat Daddy for just $37,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November Sale.

Fresh off an easy allowance score at Churchill Downs, Paid Up Subscriber stalked the pace before taking charge in midstretch to win going away by three lengths from Brooklynsway.

"Even though we knew that there were some tigers in here, the way she trained up to it really gave us a lot of confidence going in," trainer Al Stall was quoted as saying in the TDN. "I've had quite a few good horses, but she's trained as any I've ever had in my life."

Bred by Bruce and Laurie Berenson, Paid Up Subscriber is the third foal and winner out of Shriek following the multiple scorers Hardware and Race Hunter. Shriek, a Street Cry half-sister to G2 winner Stanley Park, also has a two-year-old colt by Mineshaft that realised $97,000 as a yearling. 

 

June 17

High Acclaim is on course for a step up to better company after making light work of a maiden at Lingfield on Thursday.

The Elusive Quality colt was a $32,000 yearling purchase by Chad Schumer and Brown Island Stables at last year's Keeneland September Sale. He was resold for £32,000 to trainer Roger Teal at this year's Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze-up Sale.

High Acclaim showed fine form on his debut at Windsor when third to the highly regarded Groupie and built on that promising performance at Lingfield, quickening well under Fergus Sweeney to win by nearly three lengths.

His win caps a good week for our European-based purchases with 2yo Princeofthequeen, by Lonhro, and 3yo Eisha Flower, by Distorted Humor, each running second on their debuts for David O'Meara and Richard Fahey respectively.

June 5

Markhan looked a colt to follow in Ireland on Sunday when the five and a half length winner of the mile maiden at Listowel for David Marnane. 

Markhan was always travelling well under Colm O'Donoghue and made rapid improvement a furlong out to take up the running and stride clear.

The son of Birdstone was bought by Chad Schumer for $13,000 at the 2014 Keeneland September Sale and resold by Johnny Collins' Brown Island Stables the following May for €145,000 to Ibrahim Rachid, acting on behalf of Prince Saif Aldin Al Saud.

Click here to read about his two-year-old sale - which made him the third top lot at Goresbridge - in the TDN.

May 29

Raglan Road lived up to the hype on Saturday with an authoritative debut victory in the 2yo MSW at Woodbine.

Sent off the $1.90 favourite for trainer John Ross, the daughter of Victor's Cry forced the pace and maintained the advantage under 'light handling' to score by a length.

Raglan Road becomes the third winner from as many living foals out of Glaslyn, purchased for $15,000 by Chad Schumer while in foal to Temple City at last year's Keeneland November Sale. The Forestry mare is out of stakes winner Extend, an Unbridled's Song relation to top sprinter Dancing Spree.

Also at Woodbine on Saturday, last year's Prince Of Wales's Stakes winner Breaking Lucky took his earnings past the $350,000 mark with a game second to Are You Kidding Me in the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes. 

The Lookin At Lucky colt is out of the Grade 1-placed Shooting Party, a daughter of Sky Classic bought by Chad for $50,000 on behalf of long-time clients Jay and Christine Hayden.