Another dominant stakes win for Welder
Welder recorded yet another stakes win on Sunday when successful in the David M. Vance Stakes at Remington Park. The hardy gelding drew off to win unchallenged by nearly four lengths from Leadem In Ken.
It was the 13th win for Welder, whose sire and dam were both bought by Chad Schumer.
Now the earner of $515,000,Welder was winning his seventh black-type race. He was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, for whom Chad Schumer purchased both his sire, The Visualiser, and dam, Dance Softly.
Welder had a productive three-year-old season, winning the TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes, and was again smart at four, when he ran out the impressive winner of the Highland Ice, Silver Goblin and TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes.
He returned this year to take a third edition of the TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes and recently dominated in the Remington Park Turf Sprint.
The Visualiser, by Giant’s Causeway, was a $1 million yearling purchase by John Ferguson who won three races and ran second in the Canadian Derby (G3). His second crop of seven foals includes multiple stakes winner Zealous Vision. Welder is from the stallion’s third crop.
The Visualiser stands at Mighty Acres in Oklahoma for $2,000.
Dance Softly, by Tiznow, was purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $22,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale. Welder the fourth foal and winner out of the mare, who is a half-sister to G3 winner Summer Doldrums.
Also on Sunday at Remington Park, Gianna’s Dream recorded her 10th success when successful in the Bob Barry Memorial Stakes. It was the second consecutive victory in the race for the daughter of Twirling Candy, who scored easily by three lengths to take her earnings to close to $500,000.
Gianna’s Dream is out of the Rahy mare Untamed Beauty, bought by Chad Schumer for $10,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale.