Another stakes for the amazing Welder
Welder‘s remarkable run continued on Friday when he won a third straight renewal of the Oklahoma Classics Sprint Stakes at Remington Park.
Welder, whose sire and dam were both purchased by Schumer Bloodstock, has been an incredible performer for owner Ra-Max Farms LLC and trainer Theresa Sue Luneack, winning 24 of 36 starts for $1.14 million in earnings.
As ever, Welder was dominant in victory on Saturday, ultimately running out the four-length winner under David Cabrera.
Welder’s winning record also includes 3 renewals of the Silver Goblin Stakes; 2 Oklahoma Classics Sprint Stakes; 2 David M. Vance Stakes; 2 Remington Park Turf Sprint Stakes; and 2 Highland Ice Stakes.
Welder was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm.
His sire, The Visualiser, by Giant’s Causeway, was a $1 million yearling purchase by John Ferguson who won three races in Britain and the US. He also 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.
Dance Softly, by Tiznow, was purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $22,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale. Welder is the fourth foal and winner out of the mare, who is a half-sister to G3 winner Summer Doldrums