Another Ghostzapper 2YO Commands $800,000

05.23.2017 -

A colt by Ghostzapper will be joining the West Coast stable of trainer Bob Baffert after selling for $800,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

Bloodstock agent Donato Lanni, acting on behalf of Susan and Charlie Chu's Baoma Corp., made the winning bid on hip 516.

"We were waiting for this horse and we're very happy to get him," Lanni admitted. "...this was one of our favorite horses in the sale. At the 2-year-old sales, they are asked to do so much and this horse did everything he was asked to do. Good horses have come out of this sale. Hopefully this will be another one."

The chestnut colt is out of Malibu Cougar (Malibu Moon), a full-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Kauai Katie and to graded stakes winner Winding Way. He worked a furlong last week in :10 1/5. The Chus campaign Eclipse champion sprinter Drefong, as well as recent Los Angeles S. (G3) winner Lord Simba and Angels Flight S. heroine Faypien (also by Ghostzapper) - both OBS April purchases. The juvenile was consigned to the Midlantic sale by Cary Frommer, who purchased him for $200,000 at last year's FasigTipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale.

"When I first saw him, I just went nuts and I could hardly contain myself," Frommer admitted. "I called Barry [Berkelhammer], who was looking at horses on the other side of the grounds, and I told him, 'You have to come over and see this colt.' It was instantaneous. I just loved him when I saw him. It never changed. I always thought he was classy and the right horse. They got a great horse and we got a great price."

Ghostzapper, the only sire in North American with two Grade 1 winners through mid-May, is also the sire of an $800,000 filly at the OBS March Two-Year-Old in Training auction.

-edited from www.thoroughbreddailynews.com

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