Another stakes win for the remarkable Welder
The remarkable Welder, whose sire and dam were both bought by Chad Schumer, captured his 12th race on Friday when dominating the Remington Park Turf Sprint, in which Hunter’s Humor, out of $10,000 Schumer purchase Forever Brilliant, ran third.
Now the earner of close to $420,000,Welder was winning his sixth 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.
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.