Stormy Lucy headlines strong Saturday for Schumer Bloodstock
The Ben Colebrook-trained Stormy Lucy is one of two winners out of Here Comes Lucinda, a daughter of Dixieland Band who was purchased by Chad Schumer in foal to Indian Charlie for $37,000 at the 2011 Keeneland November Sale – at the time of her sale, Stormy Lucy had a single debut placing to her name. Today, she boasts a record of five wins and four placings from 17 starts and nearly $250,000 in prize-money.
Her win came on the same day that Mt Tronador, out of Schumer Bloodstock purchase Barbera, broke his maiden in a $56,000 maiden special weight at Keeneland. Making his third start, Mt Tronador scored by half-a-length despite having to circle six wide into the stretch.
By Rock Hard Ten, Mt Tronador is the fourth winner out of Barbera, who was purchased for just $8,000 at the 2013 Keeneland January Sale when in foal to sire-of-the-moment Artie Schiller. Barbera, a sister to Chilean champion and successful Australian sire Host, had already produced the Group 1-placed Della Barba and stakes winner Taihedian at the time of her sale.
Taihedian was herself purchased by Schumer Bloodstock for $17,000 at the 2013 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s action also saw Schumer Bloodstock celebrate the win of their two-year-old Smilin In Barbados by no less than six lengths at Indiana Downs. The Graeme Hall colt, trained by Mike Lauer, was purchased by Schumer Bloodstock to race on behalf of the Smilin In Barbados partnership.