Schumer Bloodstock

Schumer Bloodstock was formed in 1991 by Louisville, Kentucky native Chad Schumer as a full service firm dealing with the international market of buying and selling thoroughbreds. We have done appraisals for some of the top professionals in the industry and even helped broker for the United States Government when their share of Curlin was made available for purchase.

With our vast knowledge of the international market, the agency is an established leader in the exportation of horses around the world. England, France, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Chile, Pakistan, Turkey, Libya, Thailand, Kuwait, Iran, Panama, Jamaica and Mexico are among the many nations in which our clients have been successfully represented.

Schumer Bloodstock takes pride in operating at every level of the market. We offer a variety of services in the insudtry which includes public auctions, private purchases, pinhooking, consulting, insurance services, and racing stable management. 

Meet The Team

Chad Schumer

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Chad’s early beginnings in bloodstock were trips to the iconic Churchill Downs with his grandmother while just a child of five years. He became enthralled with the other side of the business – not the gambling that drew his grandmother in, but rather the idea of pedigrees and where these thoroughbreds came from.

This eventually led to his attending the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program, part of the College of Business. Many years later, he was called back to the University as guest lecturer.

Now with over 25 years experience, he continues to advise and assist our clients worldwide in obtaining young stock to race, broodmares and stallion prospects to breed, pinhooking, mating recommendations and insurance services. Among the leading buyers at the North American sales, Chad has been ranked among the top purchasers of bloodstock each of the past few years.

Nancy Sexton

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Based in Newmarket, England, Nancy has assisted Chad Schumer on a regular basis at auctions since 2005. She officially joined Schumer Bloodstock in 2013 following a lengthy stint as member of the bloodstock department at the Racing Post in London, latterly as senior bloodstock correspondent.

Currently, Nancy is bloodstock editor of Owner Breeder magazine, Newmarket sales correspondent for European Bloodstock News (EBN) and a regular contributor to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.

She also acts as a consultant in a private capacity to a number of leading international breeders and associations worldwide, including in a bloodstock and media role to Imad Al Sagar’s Blue Diamond Stud in Newmarket.

Nancy has long enjoyed pinhooking and continues to maintain a small group of broodmares in Europe and the US – with Chad, she co-bred stakes winners Tarpy’s Goal and Purging The Stone.

Mary Motion

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Mary comes from a racing family going back generations in training and bloodstock. At the age of sixteen, she took out her license as an amateur steeplechase jockey and competed successfully throughout her years at school.

Over the past ten years she has spent time gaining experience from top trainers and farms around the world. This includes her uncle Graham Motion, Christophe Clement, Rodolphe Brisset, Tom Proctor, Henry Daly, Oliver Sherwood, George Baker, Gai Waterhouse, Ciaron Maher and Novara Park Stud. These opportunities provided Mary with an understanding on how the industry works on a global scale, not only in bloodstock, but racing as well.

With a passion to go even further in the thoroughbred industry, she moved to Lexington, KY in 2021. Since her move she has been establishing herself in the bloodstock world under the guidance of Chad and Nancy, and after spending over a year assisting them at the sales, Mary became a full time member of the team in January of 2023.