Welder enters the record books; sire and dam purchased by Schumer BS
The outstanding Welder galloped into the record books on Friday with a resounding victory in the Silver Goblin Stakes at Remington Park on Friday evening.
In the process, Welder became the winningest stakes horse in track history.
As ever, it was an easy success for Welder on Friday, with the popular gelding romping to a five-and-a-half length success. It was his 11th stakes win at the track, a fourth win in the Silver Goblin – another record – and his 25th win overall for owner Clayton Rash’s Ra-Max Farms and trainer Teri Luneack. He boasts earnings of $1,179,018.
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.
“I’m obviously never going to see another horse in my lifetime like this,” Luneack told the Bloodhorse. “In fact, we probably won’t see another horse at Remington Park like this in our lifetimes.
“I mean what horse goes out in :44 and change for the half-mile and just drives away without David (Cabrera) ever having to cock the stick? It’s craziness.”
Welder was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm.
His sire, the Group 3-placed The Visualiser, by Giant’s Causeway, was a $1 million yearling purchase by John Ferguson who won three races in Britain and the US. Purchased for stallion duty by Chad Schumer, he is also sire of 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