ISOTHERM : 2013 DkB/Br.Colt Lonhro (AUS) - Game for More, by More Than Ready

Owned by Matthew Schera
Bred by H. Allen Poindexter

of the PILGRIM S. G3

DEFINITION of ISOTHERM: Meteorology. a line on a weather 
map or chart connecting points
having equal temperature

ISOTHERM owned by Matthew Schera

Isotherm Pedigree

Industry newcomer Matthew Schera, who purchased his first horse at last year’s Saratoga Sale, tallied his first victory at the Spa–and sixth overall–with Cyclogenisis. It makes sense that the Stormy Atlantic colt is named after the meteorological term for the development of a cyclone, since Schera is a meteorologist. The 39-year-old Pennsylvania native, who now lives in Connecticut, uses his meteorology background when trading commodities for a hedge fund. 

Although he is still new to the industry, Schera has always been a racing fan. 

    “My mom was into racing,” Schera explained. “She would buy the Racing Form and handicap the races and I started looking at them and thought, ‘This is pretty cool.’ So, it started with her really, and watching races on TV and going to the local track and, luckily now, I’m able to buy them.” 

    Schera has been active at 2-year-old, yearlings and weanling sales this past year, recently picking up a $500,000 Indian Charlie colt at the Fasig-Tipton Timonium sale and a $425,000 Tizway colt and $400,000 Trappe Shot colt at the Saratoga sale. He now boasts a stable of 44 horses, scattered among trainers Bill Mott, George Weaver and Jim Lawrence. 

    The sales purchases are a team effort between Schera, bloodstock agent Jake Ballis, Angel Cordero and Chuck Lawrence. 

    “I’m new to looking at horses physically, but since last August I’ve learned so much in terms of conformation and size,” Schera explained. “I look at pedigrees a lot.

    “The ones that I’ve bought are mainly just good-looking athletes,” Ballis said. “We haven’t focused too much on pedigree, but I think we’re going to gear towards that direction, mainly with fillies.” 

Schera said he eventually would like to be involved in more than just the racing side of the industry. He will sell a few yearlings at the upcoming Keeneland September Sale. 

    “I’m looking at the best ways to sustain a business in this industry, so I think you have to sell some,” Schera said. “Racing is the initial focus though, trying to have that great horse that becomes a stallion. I think breeding down the road possibly, but I’m not there yet. I’m still learning the game on that end, and I don’t want to jump in too much, but I’ve already done that in the last year.”



Date (Descending)
09/26/15 Isotherm 1st Bel 1 1/16 T Pilgrim Stakes-G3 Isotherm
08/22/15 Isotherm 1st Sar 1 1/16 T MSW Isotherm
08/01/15 Isotherm 4th Sar 6 f D MSW Sticksstatelydude



(Stood for the 2012 Season at Darley in KY)


Lonhro, bearing the famous brand of his breeder,Woodlands Stud, whose operation and bloodstockwere purchased by Darley in 2008

Lonhro was an exceptionally talented
racehorse. That day in the George Main,
he clocked just over 21 seconds for the
final quarter-mile, and shaded :10 2/5
in the final furlong. In all, he collected
11 group I's and was named Australian
Horse of the Year and champion miler
in 2003-04. He solidified the championship
with a remarkable stretch run in the 2004
Australian Cup G1 (video).