Ghostzapper

Awesome Again - Baby Zip, by Relaunch , 16.1 hands

Consistently Brilliant

  • America's #4 sire by 'A Runner Index' ahead of Tapit, Into Mischief, Curlin, Quality Road, etc.
  • 2019 Stakes winners include unbeaten G1SW Guarana & millionaire MGSW Holy Helena 
  • 2019 2YOs: $600,000, $600,000, $550,000, $445,000, $400,000, etc.
  • 7 straight years with 10 or more Stakes winners
  • Lifetime: 11% blacktype SWs & 6% Graded SWs/starters, among the best percentages in Kentucky
  • Yearlings have sold for: $1,025,000, $925,000, $850,000, $825,000, $800,000, $800,000, $725,000, $675,000, $650,000, etc.
  • Sire of 8 millionaires & 5 Champions, including Canadian Hall of Famers Shaman Ghost & Judy the Beauty
  • Damsire of 8% blacktype runners including Triple Crown hero Justify & Eclipse Champion Drefong
  • “I told everyone, this was the best horse I ever trained.” - Bobby Frankel
  • Horse of the Year & Hall of Famer
  • Fastest Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner in history; earned highest Beyer Speed Figure ever recorded around two turns (128)
  • "Few horses have devastated their opponents in so many ways, at so many distances, and in such fast times." -- Steve Haskin
Pedigree
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Molly Morgan - La Troienne S. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Queen's Plate
Shaman Ghost - Woodward S. (G1)
Guarana - Acorn S. (G1) (NSR)
Contested - Test S. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Santa Anita H. (G1)
Holy Helena - Dance Smartly S. (G2)
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Paulassilverlining - Madison S. (G1)
Moreno - Whitney Invitational H. (G1)
Judy the Beauty - Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)
Holy Helena - Queen's Plate
Better Lucky - Matriarch S. (G1)
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 1 0 0 $27,720
3 4 3 0 1 $378,400
4 4 4 0 0 $2,590,000
5 1 1 0 0 $450,000
Totals 11 9 0 1 $3,446,120

At 2

Won

  • Maiden Special, debut by 9 lengths

At 3

Won

  • Vosburgh S. -G1, over older horses

3rd

  • King's Bishop S. -G1

At 4
Eclipse Champion Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male

Won

  • Breeders' Cup Classic -G1, wire-to-wire in 1:59 (NSR)
  • Woodward S. -G1
  • Tom Fool H. -G2, 120 Beyer
  • Iselin Breeders' Cup -G3, 128 Beyer, highest of year

At 5

Won

  • Metropolitan H. - G1, 123 Beyer, highest of year 
News

07.14.2019

Ghoul's Night Out Is Ghostzapper's 70th Blacktype Winner With Laurel Stakes Score

Mens Grille Racing’s Ghoul’s Night Out, trained by Hamilton Smith and ridden by Jorge Vargas Jr.,...

Mens Grille Racing’s Ghoul’s Night Out, trained by Hamilton Smith and ridden by Jorge Vargas Jr., drove past A Great Time in deep stretch to win the $75,000 Jameela Stakes at Laurel Park.

Ghoul’s Night Out, a 5-year-old mare by Ghostzapper, covered the 5 ½ furlong course in 1:02.65. It was her first stakes victory and her first win on the turf in three attempts. The consistently brilliant Ghostzapper is now the sire of 70 blacktype winners lifetime, 11% from starters.

“She ran twice on the grass and handled herself pretty well both times,” Smith said. “It was a tough race, no doubt, but she came into the race real good and I expected her to run good. I didn’t think she’d win it, but I thought she’d run well.”

While Magician’squestion and Elevated Vision posted fractions of :22.16 and :45.27, Vargas rated Ghoul’s Night Out in fourth directly behind A Great Time, who drove past the pacesetters down the stretch to take the lead under jockey Trevor McCarthy. Despite a game effort by A Great Time, Ghoul’s Night Out managed to get up in the final yards for the victory.

“This filly always try for me,” Vargas said. “Today was a little bit of a step up because we had some fillies running in open stakes. But she was traveling so good. When I ducked her out she just went for it.”

Fear No Evil, the 1-2 favorite and facing Maryland-breds for the first time since last May after racing in six consecutive open stakes, rallied to finish third.

The Jameela is named for the Grade 1-winning millionaire Maryland-bred mare, who later gained fame as the dam of sprint champion Gulch.

-edited from www.laurelpark.com

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Top Runners
Ghostzapper has sired:
(Click name for 5-cross pedigree & nicking information)

SHAMAN GHOST - $3,859,311
(dam by Gilded Time)
Champion 3yo Male in Canada
Canadian Racing Hall of Fame Inductee

1st Santa Anita H. G1 (10F, Dirt)
1st 
Woodward S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Queen's Plate (10F, AW)
1st Brooklyn Inv. G2 (12F, Dirt)
2nd Pegasus World Cup Inv. G1 (9F, Dirt), etc.

MORENO - $2,992,190
(dam by A. P. Indy)
track record setter
1st Whitney H. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Dwyer S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Charles Town Classic G2 (9F, Dirt) NTR
2nd Santa Anita H. G1 (10F, Dirt)
2nd Travers S. G1 (10F, Dirt)
2nd Woodward S. G1 (9F, Dirt), etc.

JUDY THE BEAUTY - $1,795,922
(dam by Holy Bull)
Eclipse Award Champion - Female Sprinter
Canadian Racing Hall of Fame Inductee
1st Breeders' Cup FM Sprint G1 (7F, Dirt)
1st Madison S. G1 (7F, AW)
1st TCA S. G2 (6F, AW)

2nd Breeders' Cup FM Sprint G1 (7F, Dirt)
2nd Spinaway S. G1 (7F, Dirt)
2nd Prioress S. G1 (6F, Dirt), etc.

PAULASSILVERLINING - $1,516,230
(dam by Grindstone)
Eclipse Award Finalist 
1st Humana Distaff G1 (7F, Dirt)
1st Madison S. G1 (7F, Dirt)
1st Gallant Bloom H. G2 (6.5F, Dirt)
1st Honorable Miss S. G2 (6F, Dirt)
3rd Breeders' Cup FM Sprint G1 (7F, Dirt), etc.

BETTER LUCKY - $1,278,950
(dam by Seeking the Gold)
1st Matriarch S. G1 (8F, Turf)
1st First Lady S. G1 (8F, Turf)
2nd Breeders' Cup FM Sprint G1 (7F, Dirt)
2nd First Lady S. G1 (8F, Turf)
2nd Madison S. G1 (7F, AW)
2nd Just a Game S. G1 (8F, Turf)
3rd Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup G1 (9F, Turf), etc.

STATELY VICTOR - $919,867
(dam by Dynaformer)
1st Blue Grass S. G1 (9F, AW)
1st Ontario Derby G3 (9F, AW)
3rd Pacific Classic S. G1 (10F, AW) etc.

MOLLY MORGAN - $888,159
(dam by Distorted Humor)
1st La Troienne S. G1 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Fleur de Lis H. G2 (9F, Dirt)
1st Chilukki S. G2 (8F, Dirt)
1st Gardenia S. G3 (8F, Dirt)
2nd La Troienne S. G1 (8.5F, Dirt), etc

CONTESTED - $633,754
(dam by Arch)
1st Acorn S. G1 (8F, Dirt)
1st Test S. G1 (7F, Dirt)
1st Eight Belles S. G3 (7F, Dirt)


STARSHIP TRUFFLES - $445,035
(dam by Not for Love)
1st Princess Rooney S. G1 (6F, Dirt)
1st Musical Romance S. (6F, Dirt)
1st Glass Slipper S. (7F, Dirt)

GUARANA - $422,400
(dam by Distorted Humor)
Unbeaten
1st Acorn S. G1 (8F, Dirt)

GREENZAPPER
(dam by Know Heights)
1st Roberto e Nelson Grimaldi Seabra G1 (12F, Turf)

HOLY HELENA - $1,307,819
(dam by Holy Bull)
Champion 3yo Female in Canada
Sovereign Award Finalist - Horse of the Year
1st Sheepshead Bay S. G2 (11F, Turf)
1st Dance Smartly S. G2 (10F, Turf)
1st 
The Very One S. G3 (9.5F, Turf) twice
1st Queen's Plate (10F, AW)
1st Woodbine Oaks (9F, AW), etc.

ZA APPROVAL - $1,394,666
(dam by With Approval)
1st Appleton S. G3 (8F, Turf)
1st Red Bank S. G3 (8F, Turf)
1st Knickerbocker S. G3 (9F, Turf)
2nd Breeders' Cup Mile G1 (8F, Turf)
2nd Woodbine Mile G1 (8F, Turf)
2nd Shoemaker Mile G1 (8F, Turf), etc.

MCCRAKEN - $869,728
(dam by Seeking the Gold)
Unbeaten GSW at two
1st Kentucky Jockey Club S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Sam F. Davis S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt) NTR
1st 
Matt Win S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Haskell Inv. G1 (9F, Dirt)

PROCTOR'S LEDGE - $768,170
(dam by Arch)
1st Lake Placid S. G2 (9F, Turf)
1st CD Distaff Turf Mile G2 (8F, Turf)
1st Lake George S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)
2nd Just a Game S. G1 (8F, Turf), etc.

MYSTICAL STAR - $587,214
(dam by Capote)
1st New York H. G2 (10F, Turf)
2nd Spinster S. G1 (9F, AW)
3rd Flower Bowl S. G1 (10F, Turf), etc.

WINE PRINCESS - $461,561
(dam by Jade Hunter)
1st Falls City H. G2 (9F, Dirt)
1st Monmouth Oaks G3 (8.5F, Dirt)
3rd Spinster S. G1 (9F, AW)
, etc.

ARENA ELVIRA - $452,396
(dam by Twining)
1st Falls City H. G2 (8F, Dirt)
1st Turnback the Alarm H. G3 (9F, Dirt)
 etc.

FAYPIEN - $444,775
(dam by Freud)
1st Summertime Oaks G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Angels Flight S. (7F, Dirt)
2nd Intercontinental S. G2 (7F, Turf)
2nd Test S. G1 (7F, Dirt), etc.

GO MAGGIE GO - $428,400
(dam by Tale of the Cat)
1st Black-Eyed Susan S. G2 (9F, Dirt)
1st
 Gulfstream Park Oaks G2 (8.5F, Dirt)

HEAR THE GHOST - $382,762
(dam by Coronado's Quest)
1st San Felipe S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)
2nd Native Diver H. G3 (9F, AW)
3rd Strub S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)

SCHIAPARELLI - $274,184
(dam by Avenue of Flags)
1st Royal Heroine S. G2 (8F, Turf)
1st Great Lady M. S. (6F, Turf)
2nd Las Cienegas S. G3 (6.5F, Turf), etc.

ILIAD - $247,345
(dam by You and I)
1st San Vicente S. G2 (7F, Dirt)
2nd San Felipe S. G2 (8.5F, Dirt)

GHOST HUNTER - $853,610
(dam by Kafwain)
1st Arlington H. G3 (9.5F, Turf)
1st Presque Isle Mile S. (8F, AW)
2nd Hanshin Cup S. G3 (8F, AW), etc.

GAMBLE'S GHOST - $787,696
(dam by Secret Claim)
Sovereign Award finalist, 2yo Female
Sovereign Award finalist, 3yo Female
Sovereign Award finalist, Older Female (twice)
1st Maple Leaf S. G3 (10F, AW)
1st Selene S. G3 (8.5F, AW)
1st Mazarine S. G3 (8.5F, AW)
1st Ontario Matron G3 (8.5F, AW)
1st Trillium S. G3 (8.5F, AW), etc.

RUNAWAY GHOST - $750,220
(dam by Desert God)
1st Sunland Derby G3 (9F, Dirt)
1st Golden Nugget S. (6F, AW)
1st Curribot S. (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

UNITED COLOR - $734,381
(dam by Langfuhr)
1st Premio Tudini G3 (6F, Turf)

1st Dubawi S. (6F, AW)
2nd Al Shimaal S. G3 (6F, Dirt)
3rd Dubai Golden Shaheen G1 (6F, AW), etc.

HUNTERS BAY - $611,091
Champion Older Male in Canada
(dam by Smoke Glacken)
1st Eclipse S. G3 (8.5F, AW)
1st Dominion Day S. G3 (10F, AW)
2nd Woodbine Mile S. G1 (8F, Turf)

MR MAYBE - $501,723
(dam by With Approval)
1st Red Smith H. G3 (11F, Turf)
1st John's Call S. (13F, Turf)
3rd Mac Diarmida S. G2 (11F, Turf)

WILD FLAPPER - $1,878,741
(dam by Smoke Glacken)
1st Empress Hai S. (8.5F, Dirt)
1st Marine Cup (8F, Dirt)
1st Ladies Prelude S. (9F, Dirt)
3rd Heian S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt) etc.

CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS - $382,284
(dam by A. P. Indy)
1st Groupie Doll S. G3 (8F, Dirt)
2nd Spinster S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
2nd Locust Grove S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt), etc.

WHISKEY TICKET - $327,820
1st Illinois Derby G3 (9F, Dirt)

LA CLOCHE - $299,948
(dam by Silver Hawk)
1st Athenia S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)
1st Voodoo Dancer S. (8F, Turf)
2nd Pucker Up S. G3 (9F, Turf)

ANGEL TERRACE - $298,848
(dam by Gone West)
1st Valley View S. G3 (8.5F, Turf)

1st Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S. (10.5F, Turf), etc.

PACIFIC OCEAN - $245,389
(dam by Unbridled)
1st Vernon O. Underwood S. G3 (6F, AW)
1st James Marvin S. G3 (7F, Dirt)

GLORYZAPPER - $225,735
(dam by Distorted Humor)
1st L. A. Woman S. G3 (6.5F, Dirt)

MATTHEWSBURG - $171,885
(dam by A. P. Indy)
1st Kentucky Cup Sprint G3 (6F, AW)
2nd East Hanover S. (6F, Dirt), etc.

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated July 3, 2019

Around half of Ghostzapper’s stakes horses are out of mares showing Mr. Prospector within five generations. The Forty Niner, Seeking the Gold, Gone West, Two Punch and Fappiano branches have proven most effective so far.

From his first 27 starters out of Forty Niner granddaughters Ghostzapper has sired nine stakes winners (33%). Five of those are out of Distorted Humor mares (13 starters) including Grade 1 winners Molly Morgan and Guarana (Stakes record in 2019 Acorn S.)

Seeking the Gold is found the pedigrees of 10 Ghostzapper stakes horses, including G1W Better Lucky, G2W/G1SP McCracken, both out of Seeking the Gold daughters. The second dams of both of Ghostzapper's Acorn S. (G1) winners - Contested & Guarana - are by Seeking the Gold.

G3W Angel Terrace & SW Elghayoor are both out of daughters of Gone West and MGSW Gamble’s Ghost is out of a mare by Gone West’s full brother, Secret Claim. SW Enchanted Ghost is out of a mare by the Gone West son Grand Slam.

Champion Hunters Bay and his SW/millionaire full-sister are out of a mare by the Two Punch stallion Smoke Glacken, as is G2SP Phantom Proton. With direct daughters Two Punch Ghostzapper has sired SWs My Fiona and Grecian Maiden.

Fappiano is found in the pedigree of eight stakes horses by Ghostzapper. G3W Pacific Ocean is out of a mare by Unbridled and MG1W Paulassilverlining is out of a mare by the Unbridled stallion Grindstone. The dam of GSW Runaway Ghost is by the Fappiano son Desert God.

Ghostzapper has produced a high degree of quality with mares showing Mr. Prospector and Storm Bird/Storm Cat. G2W Go Maggie Go is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat (bred Storm Cat over Mr. Prospector) and G1SP Zapperkat is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat’s son Lion Heart. We also find Mr. P & Storm Cat in the dams of G1W Better Lucky and SW Elghayoor. Mr. Prospector/Storm Bird are present in the dams of SW Angel Terrace and SW Ghost Locket. 

Ghostzapper has sired a good deal of quality with daughters of A. P. Indy - Whitney H. (G1) winner Moreno, G3W/G1SP Champagne Problems and G3W Matthewsburg.

Ghostzapper’s first two starters out of mares by the Roberto grandson Arch (by Kris S.) are graded winners - G1W Contested and G2W/G1SP Proctor’s Ledge (2nd dam by Mr. Prospector). Ghostzapper has had success with mares by other Roberto-line sires like Dynaformer (G1W Stately Victor & 5 other SHs from around 20 starters.), Silver Hawk (G3W La Cloche) and another Kris S. son, You and I (G2W Illiad). 

SW Dak Attack is an example of Ghostzapper’s success with the Caro broodmare line. He’s out of a daughter of Indian Charlie, the sire of Uncle Mo, whose daughters are certainly interesting for Ghostzapper as he’s out a mare by Arch. Ghostzapper has also sired GSW/millionaire Za Approval and GSW Mr Maybe out of daughters of the Caro son With Approval

Ghostzapper is out of a daughter of the In Reality son Relaunch and reinforcing these influences has yielded success. Champion/G1W Shaman Ghost shows a double of Relaunch at 3x5. The second dams of both G1W Stately Victor and G2W Hear the Ghost are by another In Reality son, Valid Appeal. G1W Contested also carries a double of In Reality through Believe It, sire of her third dam. 

Holy Bull’s sire Great Above is bred on the reverse of the Intentionally/Rough n’ Tumble cross that produced In Reality. Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Champion Judy the Beauty and Queen's Plate winner/Sovereign Award Champion Holy Helena are among Ghostzapper’s first 10 starters with Holy Bull mares (20%).

Ghostzapper is the sire of six starters out of mares by Gilded Time, all winners, including Shaman Ghost and G3W Whiskey Ticket.

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