In the past few years, Chad Schumer has purchased the dams of the following horses BEFORE they were stakes performers:

kipling1Stakes winner Kip Deville, Maker's Mark Mile (G1) winner and Breeders Cup Mile (G1) winner, with $2,620,422 in earnings. His dam was purchased for only $6,000 at the Ocala Breeders Sales.

Kip Deville is from the second crop of Kipling (pictured), who was retired to stand at Mighty Acres in Oklahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer.

Keen Ice, who defeated American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (G1); his dam was purchased for $80,000 at Keeneland

Breeders Cup Distaff (G1) winner Round Pond, a multiple Grade 1 winner of over $1,900,000. Her dam was purchased for only $20,000 at Keeneland.

Cristina's Journey, an exciting 2yo of 2014 who won the G2 Pocahontas Stakes. Her dam was bought for $12,000 at Keeneland in 2012.
Another exciting 2yo of 2014, the G1-placed Milehigh Butterfly - her dam was bought for $45,000 at Keeneland in January 2014.
Rahy's Attorney, winner of the G1 Woodbine Mile with earnings over $1,000,000. His dam was purchased at the Keeneland November sale for only $8,000.
Australian Champion Fashions Afield, Group 1 winner and earner of over AUS$1,974,000. Her dam was purchased privately off the racetrack.
Thorn Song, dual Grade 1 winner of over $1,000,000. His dam was purchased for the Equine Mutual Funds partnership for only $26,000 November 2006 at Keeneland.
Missvinski, stakes winner and multiple Group-placed at three in France. She was second, beaten a half length, to Darjina in the Group 1 Prix d'Astarte at Deauville. Her dam was purchased at Keeneland for $20,000.
Stormy Lucy, second in the G1 Del Mar Oaks behind multiple G1 winner Lady of Shamrock.  Her dam was purchased at the 2011 Keeneland November sale for $32,000.
Slip and Drive, third in the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile S. at Keeneland.  Her dam was purchased at the 2000 Keeneland November sale for $35,000.
Don Cavallo, winner of the G3 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine. His dam was purchased at the 2010 Keeneland November sale for $17,000.
Japanese Group 3 winner Siberian Meadow. His dam was purchased for $ 32,000 at Keeneland.
My Pal Lana, a stakes winner of over $ 463,000. Her dam was purchased at Keeneland for $37,000.
Smashing debut winner Zada Belle, who with her win at Santa Anita ran the co-fastest Beyer speed figure for a 2YO filly in North America. Now a stakes winner at Saratoga and Grade 2-placed winner of over $ 50,000. She was purchased privately by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stables for a reported $3,000,000. Her dam was purchased at Keeneland for $47,000.
Sabatini, Grade 1 placed at two when third in the Hollywood Starlet Stakes. Her dam was purchased for only $7,000 at Keeneland.
Notgivingmyloveaway, 2YO, easy winner of the 2007 Pennsylvania Nursery, now over $113,000 in earnings.
Barbecue Eddie, third in the 2007 Grade 1 Ancient Title Breeders Cup and Group 2 winner at Meydan in 2013. His dam was purchased as a broodmare prospect for $35,000 at Keeneland.
Executive Choice, stakes Winner of over $420,000. His dam was purchased for a mere $10,000 at Fasig Tipton.
Crown of Thorns, current G2 winner and one of the early favorites for the 2008 Kentucky Derby G1 before succumbing to injury. His dam was purchased for only $33,000 at Keeneland.
Redefined, a current stakes winner in NY of nearly $400,000. His dam was purchased at the Ocala October sale for $17,000.
Forty Grams, stakes winner in a tremendous crop of 3YOS in 2007. Grade 2-placed, he's earned over $300,000.
Silver Lord, current stakes winner, G3-placed. His dam was purchased privately after failing to meet her reserve at Keeneland.
Wincat, Grade 3-placed, his dam was purchased for only $15,000 at Keeneland in November of 2006.
Terriffico ($160,000+). We bought the dam of this recent stakes winner at Keeneland for $27,000.

*Also the dams of 2014 stakes winners Strawberry Baby (dam purchased for $2,000), Ground Transport (dam purchased for $7,000), Good Luck Gus (dam purchased for $13,000), Akleel (dam purchased for $17,000), Where's Rosie B (dam purchased for $18,000), Macho Babe ($30,000) and Unspurned (dam purchased for $130,000).

*Other stakes winners/placed Berriestoheaven, Amazin Blue, Queen of My Nights, JB's Golden Regret, Oh So Awesome, Sudsy Baby, Lucy Valentine, Fuzzy Star, A Won Rocket, Gothard, etc.

 

Further, we have purchased half sisters to or the dams of the following notable runners, again BEFORE they were stakes winners:

Ball Dancing, G1 winner of 2015
David Junior, multiple Group 1 winner of over $4,100,000
Aragorn, G1 winner and 2nd in the Breeders Cup Mile (G1), earning over $1,500,000
Voodoo Dancer, multiple G1 winner of over $1,400,000
Rolling Fog, winner of the 2012 G1 Del Mar Futurity.
Ibn Malik, G2-placed 2yo in Europe of 2015
Shillelagh Slew, Canadian Classic and multiple G3 winner of over $712,000
Lemon Drop Gal, NY stakes winner of over $180,000
Zawraq, unbeaten stakes winner in Europe of 2015
Positive Prize, listed stakes winner of over $110,000
Nacascolo, listed stakes winner of over $200,000