Adena Bred King's Ghost Latest Ghostzapper Stakes Winner

07.16.2017 -

Miller Racing’s King’s Ghost (pictured inside) took the long way around the Gulfstream Park turf course Saturday but still managed to come away with a win by the slightest of noses in the Treasure Coast Handicap.

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Trained by Marty Wolfson, the 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper rallied from last in a field of 10 fillies and mares in the mile turf handicap to prevail over Quebec by a nose. She ran a mile over a firm turf in 1:36.13.

After getting pinched back to trail the field into the backstretch, King’s Ghost was forced to race four wide while advancing on the leaders under Jorge Ruiz. Cowgirl Tough, a 50-1 outsider ridden by Ramsey Zimmerman, showed the way into the stretch, as King’s Ghost swung five wide coming off the final turn. Joined to his outside by Quebec, who made an impressive rush to grab a narrow lead in deep stretch, King’s Ghost fought back to capture her second straight race at Gulfstream.

“I had some trouble early and had to race really wide, but I waited to ask her and when I did, she really gave me a good kick,” Ruiz said through an interpreter.

King's Ghost was bred in Kentucky by Adena Springs and sold by the farm at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale. She is Ghostzapper's 56th Northern Hemisphere blackytpe from 487 starters (11%) and his 8th blacktype winner of 2017.

Adena Springs has now bred 217 stakes winners who have conquered 512 stakes races.

-edited from, photo by Leslie Martin

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