February 29

Group 1 winner Leeman, whose dam, Number One Cat, was purchased by Chad Schumer for $48,000 in 2012, set himself up for a potential crack at the UAE Derby at the weekend when second in the Group 1 King Abdulaziz Cup in Saudi Arabia.

The son of Northern Afleet was partnered by Jose Ortiz, who flew to the King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh after accepting an invitation to specifically to ride the colt. In the event, he ran a very good race, finishing a length second to stablemate Kaflah. The pair pulled nearly five lengths clear of the third.

February 25

 

EXCAPER, winner of the Connaught Cup (G2) and runner in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), has been retired to stand at Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms, Oklahoma, as the property of Mike Grossman in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer.

 

The son of Exchange Rate will stand for a fee of $2,000.

 

February 22

THE ever consistent Good Luck Gus captured his fourth stakes win on Sunday when running down stable-mate Royal Posse to take the Haynesfield Stakes at Aqueduct.

Now the winner of nearly $600,000, the son of Lookin At Lucky is out of Tacticmove, bought for $13,000 by Chad Schumer, as agent, at the 2013 Keeneland November Sale.

February 21

Fast Munny, out of $6,000 purchase Killoe, made the perfect start to his career on Saturday when defeating the highly regarded Ziconic among others to win his debut at Santa Anita.