May 27

Redesdale made an impressive winning debut for Brendan Walsh on Thursday in a MSW at Churchill Downs, overcoming greenness to score by a length over Graded stakes placed colts such as Show Bound. The Juddmonte-bred son of Speightstown, who is out of a Grade 3-winning sister to Danehill, was bought by Chad for just $18,000 in January.

Although not fully wound up for Thursday's race, Redesdale showed bright speed to track the leader during the opening exchanges, and when asked for his effort by Julian Leparoux, responded well to go clear and win in 1.09.86. In the process, he recorded a Beyer figure of 86.

Sold during the final days of this year's Keeneland January Sale, Redesdale is a half-brother to the Listed-placed First World and out of Harpia, a Grade 3 winning daughter of Danzig who was multiple Grade 2-placed.

In turn, Harpia is a sister to Danehill, a stallion who changed the face of the international bloodstock industry, as well as Grade 2 winner Eagle Eyed and Group 3 winner Shibboleth. Another sister, Family, bred Acomb Stakes winner Dundonnell, subsequently a classy performer in Hong Kong.

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May 21

More congratulations to Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables, whose First Defence colt realised €150,000 at the Goresbridge Breeze-up Sale in Ireland on Friday.

The colt was purchased for just $35,000 through Chad Schumer at the 2015 Keeneland September Sale.

Peter and Ross Doyle signed the ticket on the colt, who was the only purchase made on the day by Al Shaqab Racing.

His sale capped an excellent week for the Collins - Schumer axis, which were also to the fore at Arqana in Deauville, France, thanks to a daughter of Lonhro who sold for €130,000 to Alex Elliott. She was bought through Chad for just $20,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale. Collins also sold an Arch colt for €100,000 to Stephen Hillen - he cost just $25,000.

May 17

Congratulations to the connections of Bella Paella, who bagged her second stakes win when successful in Monday's RPDC Classic Distaff Stakes at Will Rogers Downs.  Bred by Center Hills Farm in partnership with Fred and Susan Davis, Bella Paella was purchased in utero by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $13,000 at the 2012 Keeneland January Sale.

Chad also purchased both the sire and dam of the second placed horse, Vivid. Also bred by Center Hills Farm, Vivid is a daughter of Save Big Money and out of Vivid Impression, bought for $15,000. 

Save Big Money, a well-related son of Storm Cat, also sired the third home, Copper Flash.

May 15

Congratulations to Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables on an excellent sale at Arqana in Deauville on Saturday.

Johnny sold two American-breds at the two-year-old sale who were bought through Chad Schumer as yearlings, namely a Lonhro filly out of Royal Crystal and an Arch colt out of Much Obliged.

Alex Elliott signed at €130,000 for the Lonhro filly, which represented a fine mark up on the $20,000 paid by Chad at last year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Sale.

Meanwhile, the Arch colt is set to be trained by Kevin Ryan after falling to Stephen Hillen for €100,000. He was pinhooked for just $25,000 through Chad at last year's Keeneland September Sale.

May 7

An afternoon of quality stakes action on Friday saw Schumer Bloodstock celebrate several high-profile results, notably at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Oaks undercard when Rocket Heat and Paid Up Subscriber won within hours of each other.

Paid Up Subscriber, by Candy Ride, took her earnings past the $150,000 mark for Albert Stall with an impressive victory in the allowance race, her third win in seven starts. Previously fourth in the G2 Prioress Stakes, 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.

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

Rocket Heat, meanwhile, flew the flag for his sire Latent Heat with an authoritative two-length win in the G3 Turf Sprint Stakes.

Now the winner of six races and nearly $320,000, Rocket Heat is a son of G1 winner Latent Heat, who was purchased for stud duty by Chad Schumer on behalf of River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma in late 2012. The Juddmonte-bred son of Maria's Mon is standing the 2016 season for $3,500.

At Lone Star Park, Great Minds recorded his third win of the year when successful in the G3 Texas Mile. 

A consistent progressive performer for trainer All Stall who has won five races and nearly $300,000, Great Minds is out of Staff Nurse, a winning daughter of Arch bought for just $15,000 by Chad Schumer while in foal to Trappe Shot at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale.

The son of Stroll is the best of five winners out of his dam, who is a three-parts sister to Listed winner Intern and from the immediate family of Commissioner. 

Thursday's action at Churchill Downs saw Front Pocket Money make it two out of three when successful for Steve Asmussen in the allowance. The son of Uncle Mo is out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Turbulent Times, a private purchase by Schumer Bloodstock in 2014.