July 30

Jennifer Lynnette and jockey Patrick Husbands took dead aim on Kasuga and ran down her rival to win the G3 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine in determined style. Jennifer Lynnette had a head to spare over the game Kasuga at the wire while it was nearly five lengths back to the third Nobody's Fault; remarkably the dams of both the first and second were bought by Chad Schumer as agent.

Lynnette, dam of Jennifer Lynnette, was bought on behalf of breeders Jay and Christine Hayden for $210,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale.

Kasuga's dam Glaslyn, meanwhile, was purchased for just $15,000 in 2015.

Jennifer Lynnette is the first foal out of Lynnette, a winning Johannesburg half-sister to G2 winner Cat Fighter and Irish G3 winner Ishiguru. Her own dam, Strategic Maneuver, won the G1 Spinaway Stakes.

Jennifer Lynnette flashed talent from the outset for trainer Mark Casse. The daughter of Elusive Quality earned 'TDN Rising Star' status with a devastating winning debut at Woodbine, after which she ran placed in the Star Shoot, Glorious Song, Fury and G3 Hendrie Stakes. Only out of the first three once in 11 starts, Saturday's win brought her earnings to $262,213.

Lynnette is also dam of a two-year-old Orb colt named Scrapper, who ran second on his debut at Gulfstream Park for Todd Pletcher. Pletcher paid $600,000 for the colt on behalf of Sumaya U.S. Stable at the OBS March 2yos in Training Sale.

Kasuga has been similarly consistent for her connections. Trained by Martin Drexler, she has won five races for $208,872 in earnings and was previously placed in the River Memories Stakes. 

The daughter of Temple City is the third foal out of Glaslyn, a daughter of Forestry who was purchased by Chad Schumer for just $15,000 while carrying a full brother to Kasuga at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale. Not only that, the mare's fifth foal, the Victor's Cry filly Raglan Road, subsequently developed into a smart two-year-old who enhanced the page with placings in the Nandi, My Dear Lady and Muskoka Stakes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Also on Saturday, Cult Classic, out of $35,000 purchase Dove Cry, ran third in the Added Elegance Handicap at Gulfstream Park while Girls Rule, out of $4,500 purchase Duet, broke through the $100,000 barrier in earnings when successful at Lone Star Park.

 

July 8

G1 Travers Stakes winner KEEN ICE returned victorious in the G2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park on Saturday, running down Shaman Ghost to win by three lengths.

A son of Curlin, in whom Schumer Bloodstock was awarded a contract by the US Government to sell a 20% share in 2015, Keen Ice was bred by Glencrest Farm out of Medomak, bought by Chad as agent for $80,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale.

A tough performer who has acquitted himself well in top company for the past three seasons, Keen Ice now boasts earnings in excess of $3 million.

His win in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga, in which he conquered Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, stands out as the highlight of his career to date. The colt has also recorded top three finishes in the G1 Belmont Stakes, G1 Breeders' Cup Classic, G1 Haskell Invitational, G2 Harlan's Holiday Stakes, G2 Remsen Stakes and G2 Risen Star Stakes.

Keen Ice is the first foal out of his dam, an Awesome Again half-sister to the G1-placed Coal Play. In turn, Medomak is out of the Kris S mare Wiscasset, a half-sister to G1 winner Serra Lake.

Medomak was bought on behalf of Saudi Arabian interests. Sadly, she has died since her purchase.

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.