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Breaking Lucky strikes in Seagram Cup; dam bought by Schumer B/S

August 1

Breaking Lucky, out of $50,000 Schumer Bloodstock purchase Shooting Party, returned to winning ways on Monday when successful in the G3 Seagram Cup at Woodbine.

Winner of last year’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, the son of Lookin At Lucky now boasts earnings of close to $500,000 for owner Gunpowder Farms LLC and trainer Reade Baker.

Partnered by Luis Contreras, Breaking Lucky stalked the early pace-setter Royal Son before striking three wide round the home turn. He took up the running at the top of the stretch and gamely repelled the even money favourite Are You Kidding Me to win by three-quarters of a length.

Breaking Lucky was bred by Jay and Christine Hayden out of the G1-placed Shooting Party, purchased for $50,000 by Chad Schumer on behalf of the Haydens at the 2008 Keeneland November Sale. 

A tough daughter of Sky Classic, Shooting Party won four races and was stakes-placed on multiple occasions, notably when second to Voodoo Dancer in the G1 Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap at Belmont Park.

She was also placed in the G2 Nassau County Stakes and G3 Pebbles Handicap.

Breaking Lucky, one of four winners out of the mare, has also been similarly consistent at stakes level with a Classic victory in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and placings in the G2 Eclipse Stakes, G3 Dominion Day Stakes, G3 Ben Ali Stakes and G3 Ontario Derby to his name.

Shooting Party produced a filly by Bellamy Road for Christine Hayden and Shawhan Place this year and was bred back to Palace Malice.


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