Schumer Bloodstock Agency 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. Early beginnings in bloodstock were trips to iconic Churchill Downs with his grandmother while just a child of five years. Initially disinterested, one day the switch flipped and 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. After deciding right then and there he wanted to pursue life in the bloodstock trade, finding out more about the industry was his quest. Back then a trip to the local bookstore would have him purchasing the odd Thoroughbred Record or Blood-Horse magazine. 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, we continue 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 venerable Keeneland sales, Chad has been ranked among the top purchasers of bloodstock each of the past few years. 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 Chad's 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.
Chad attends auctions throughout the world and visits farms and racetracks globally as well. Further, we are able to facilitate shipping and insurance as well to ensure a smooth transition of bloodstock anywhere.
It was another successful year in 2019 for Schumer Bloodstock, with Chad signing for the top lot - Miss Tapirado - at $1.3 million at the Keeneland April 2yos in Training Sale. At the other end of the spectrum, Schumer Bloodstock were also represented by the unbeaten G3 Horris Hill Stakes winner Kenzai Warrior, bought for just $6,000 as a yearling and now a British Classic hope for 2020.
Johanna joined Schumer Bloodstock as director of operations in September 2014.
She has a strong background in administrative support. However, she has also long held an interest in horses and welcomed the opportunity to combine the two. "It is the international aspect of Chad's firm that I enjoy the most," she says.
Fully embracing the role of customer service specialist, with an emphasis on client insurance needs, Johanna is looking forward to the exciting and new global opportunities ahead for Schumer Bloodstock.
Current clients know to look for Johanna in our Keeneland “office” in the large bar area. She is there ready, willing and able to assist in any way necessary. If you’re in town for the sales, please stop by and say hello!
Based in Newmarket, England, Nancy has assisted Chad Schumer on a regular basis at bloodstock auctions since 2005. She officially joined Schumer Bloodstock in January 2013 following seven years as a full-time member of the bloodstock department at the Racing Post in London, latterly as senior bloodstock correspondent.
Prior to that, Nancy worked a sales season at Watership Down Stud and contributed on a weekly basis to James Underwood's European Racing and Breeding Digest.
Currently she remains a weekly columnist and sales reporter for The Racing Post and holds the position of Bloodstock Editor at Owner Breeder magazine. Nancy is also 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.
Nancy has long maintained a small group of broodmares in Europe and the US, and with Chad co-bred the current stakes winners Tarpy's Goal and Purging The Stone in addition to British winner Great Shot Sam.
Khoo's passion for horses began at a young age with many days spent at the stables in Perak, Malaysia. His uncle was chairman of the Perak Turf Club during his youth and inspired him to dedicate his life to the equine world.
Khoo began his education as a groomsman, which was followed by an jockey apprenticeship in New Zealand, leading to a career as a jockey in New Zealand. As weight caught up, he decided to focus on stable management and stay on in New Zealand to learn the finer ropes of horse racing.
He eventually found more satisfaction within the management and training aspects of racing. Using his developed understanding for fine horses, he has since built his current success through training racehorses and currently buying and selling bloodstock.
Our Services Include:
Public Auction/Private Purchases- In recent years, we have purchased the dams Graded/Group winners such as Keen Ice (G1), Stormy Lucy (G1), Kip Deville (G1), Thorn Song (G1), Round Pond (G1), Rahy's Attorney (G1), Fashions Afield (G1), Akleel (G1 KSA), Paid Up Subscriber (G2), Cristina's Journey (G2), Crown of Thorns (G2), Don Cavallo (G3), Breaking Lucky (G3), Theory (G3), Unspurned (G3), Great Minds (G3), Front Pocket Money (G3) and stakes winners such as Tarpy's Goal, Third Day, Good Luck Gus and Welder.
Other notable stakes winners and or placers out of dams we have purchased at public auction include Forty Grams, Missvinski, My Pal Lana, Zada Belle, Barbecue Eddie, Redefined, Siberian Meadow, Paris Vegas, Sabatini, Silver Lord, Rustler Hustler, Wincat, Terrifico and Elusive Pearl.
Further we have purchased the half-sisters to Tapwrit (G1), Ball Dancing (G1), Zawraq etc in the past two years – ALL OF THE DAMS AND/OR HALF-SISTERS TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED HORSES WERE PURCHASED PRIOR TO THEIR OFFSPRING BECOMING STAKES RUNNERS.
Pinhooking- As both a buyer and consignor at the leading North American auctions, Chad has an understanding of the market that allows for the acquisition of sometimes bargain priced bloodstock which often escalates in value very quickly. His track record in "pinhooking" is most impressive.
Seasons, Shares and Mating Recommendations- Chad has been a student of pedigrees for over 30 years, with a near encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry. Bloodlines are the key to understanding the market, and he has helped his clients stay ahead of the game by choosing the right stallions to breed to.
Stallion Prospects- Chad has assisted in acquiring an impressive stallion roster for clients throughout the United States and internationally, including Andromeda's Hero, Apriority, Canadian Frontier, Cat Thief, Champali, Circular Quay, Discreetly Mine, E Dubai, First Defence, Forefathers, Friends Lake, Full Mandate, Graeme Hall, Harlington, Justenuffhumor, Kipling, Latent Heat, Midas Eyes, Neko Bay, Oratory, Patriot Act, Pollard's Vision, Read The Footnotes, Roaring Fever, Sabre D'Argent, Shaniko, Songandaprayer, Stratford Hill, Toccet, United States, Utopia, Wild Desert, Will He Shine, Zavata and Zanjero as well as a host of Graded stakes winning prospects such as Admiral Kitten, Beethoven, Bern Identity, Casino Host, Den's Legacy, Dr. Johnson, Excaper, Kid Dreams, Midnight Hawk, Passion For Gold, Roman Dynasty, Startac, Taqarub, Top Cross and Unitarian.
Insurance Services- We offer coverage for All Risk Horse Mortality & Theft, Specified Perils, Private Horse Owner's Liability, Commercial Equine Liability, Farm Package, Perspective Foal Coverage, Stallion Infertility Due to Accident, Sickness or Disease and Transit & Coverage Outside of the USA / Canada.
Whether you are new to the industry or a current participant, Schumer Bloodstock can assist you. Please call or e-mail us to discuss the options.