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Ghostzapper

Awesome Again - Baby Zip, by Relaunch , 16.1 hands   ·   $85,000 S&N

Consistently Brilliant

  • America's #5 sire by 'A Runner Index' ahead of Curlin, Into Mischief, Quality Road, etc.
  • 12 blacktype winners & 6 Graded winners in 2019, including NEW Grade 1 winners Guarana & 2YO colt Nucky 
  • 2019 weanlings: $550,000, $410,000, $395,000, $250,000, etc.
  • Higher 2019 yearling average higher than: Candy Ride, Speightstown, Street Sense, More Than Ready, Malibu Moon, 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 12 Grade 1 winners, 8 millionaires & 5 Champions, including Canadian Hall of Famers Shaman Ghost & Judy the Beauty
  • Already an important broodmare sire - Triple Crown hero Justify, Eclipse Champion Drefong, etc.
  • “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
Ghostzapper Awesome Again Deputy Minister Vice Regent
Mint Copy
Primal Force Blushing Groom
Prime Prospect
Baby Zip Relaunch In Reality
Foggy Note
Thirty Zip Tri Jet
Sailaway
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Happy Farm - Fall Highweight (G3)
Molly Morgan - La Troienne S. (G1)
Varenka - Lake Placid S. (G2)
Shaman Ghost - Queen's Plate
Shaman Ghost - Woodward S. (G1)
Guarana - Acorn S. (G1) (NSR)
Lift Up - Maple Leaf S. (G3)
Contested - Test S. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Santa Anita H. (G1)
Holy Helena - Dance Smartly S. (G2)
Guarana - Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)
Nucky - Del Mar Futurity (G1)
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

12.08.2019

Ghostzapper's Happy Farm a Brave Fall Highweight (G3) Winner

M and A Racing's Happy Farm, with Jorge Vargas, Jr. up for trainer Jason Servis, held off a late charge from Wonderful Light to capture Sunday's rescheduled Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight by three-quarters-of-a-length in the final stakes event of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet.

M and A Racing's Happy Farm, with Jorge Vargas, Jr. up for trainer Jason Servis, held off a late charge from Wonderful Light to capture Sunday's rescheduled Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight by three-quarters-of-a-length in the final stakes event of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet.

A 5-year-old son of Ghostzapper, Happy Farm, made his stakes debut in the six furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and upwards. He broke alertly from the outside post in a field of six and stalked the early foot of Strike Power through an opening quarter-mile in 22.55 seconds.

 

Strike Power, who captured the Grade 3 Swale last year at Gulfstream Park, toiled through a pressured lead as Happy Farm took control through a half-mile in 45.96 with Seethisquick looming outside rivals in third.

 

Recruiting Ready, winner of the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint in March, was sent to post as the 1-2 mutuel favorite. The 9-time winner, with Tyler Gaffalione up, was nestled in fourth position behind rivals through the turn in need of racing room.

Happy Farm maintained command as the field straightened away with Recruiting Ready and Wonderful Light launching outside bids, while Strike Power gave way along the rail. Wonderful Light, with Joel Rosario up, surged with intent in the final 70 yards, but could not reel in a determined Happy Farm, who completed six furlongs in 1:11.91 on the fast main track.

“My horse broke quick and the assistant [Henry Argueta, assistant to Servis] told me he was going to be sharp,” said Vargas, Jr. “I just tried to relax him. By the turn, he was going quick, but he was relaxed. I smooched at him a little bit and he jumped on it right away. When they came to me, I had something to fight back with.”

Rosario said Wonderful Light was valiant in defeat, completing the exacta a half-length the better of Recruiting Ready.

“I thought I was going to get there for a little while, but he gave a good effort,” said Rosario.

Bred in Florida by Rustlewood Farm, Happy Farm now has earnings of $398,888. He is Ghostzappers' 12th blacktype winner of 2019 and his 6th Graded winner. Ghostzapper is the sire of at least 10 blacktype winners for seven straight years. 

- edited from www.paulickreport.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.

GUARANA - $897,400
(dam by Distorted Humor)
1st Coaching Club American Oaks G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Acorn S. G1 (8F, Dirt)
2nd Cotillion S. G1 (8.5F, Dirt)

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)

NUCKY - $218,101
(dam by Rock Hard Ten)
1st
Del Mar Futurity G1 (7F, Dirt)

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

HOLY HELENA - $1,330,018
(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 - $768,168
(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)

HAPPY FARM - $398,888
(dam by Holy Bull)
1st Fall Highweight G3 (6F, Dirt)

LIFT UP - $398,773
(dam by Dynaformer)
1st Maple Leaf S. G3 (10F, AW)
1st Belle Mahone S. (8.5F, AW)
1st Miss Liberty S. (8.5F, Turf), etc.

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)

VARENKA - $293,100
(dam by Dynaformer)
1st Lake Placid S. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
2nd Miss Grillo S. G2 (8.5F, Turf)
3rd Regret S. G3 (9F, Turf), etc.

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 - $860,293
(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 - $503,770
(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 - $400,284
(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 - $225,390
(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 December 9, 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 and Two Punch branches have proven most effective so far.

From his first 29 starters out of Forty Niner granddaughters Ghostzapper has sired nine stakes winners (31%). Five of those are out of Distorted Humor mares including Grade 1 winners Molly Morgan and Guarana.

Seeking the Gold is found the pedigrees of 12 Ghostzapper stakes horses, including G1W Better Lucky, G2W/G1SP McCracken, both out of Seeking the Gold daughters. Seeking the Gold is the second damsire of Acorn S. (G1) winners Contested & Guarana as well as 2019 G3W Happy Farm.

G3W Angel Terrace & SW Elghayoor are 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.

Ghostzapper has sired a trio of SWs out of mares by Smoke Glacken - champion Hunters Bay, his SW/millionaire full-sister Wild Flapper and 2019 SW Zestful - plus G2SP Phantom Proton. With direct daughters of Smoke Glacken's sire 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 G3W Runaway Ghost is by the Fappiano son Desert God.

Ghostzapper has had very good success with the Roberto broodmare line. From around 20 starters out Dynaformer daughters, Ghostzapper has sired 4 SWs, including G1W Stately Victor the 2019 graded SWs Varenka (G2) and Lift Up (G3). His 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). Nucky, one of Ghostzapper's 2019 Grade 1 winners, is out of a mare by the Kris S. son Rock Hard Ten (dam by Mr. Prospector). Ghostzapper also has good ones out of mares by 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, 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. From his first 12 starters out of Holy Bull daughters Ghostzapper has sired Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Champion Judy the Beauty, G2W/Champion Holy Helena and 2019 G3W Happy Farm.

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

Ghostzapper has had some good success with daughters of A. P. Indy - Whitney H. (G1) winner Moreno, G3W/G1SP Champagne Problems and G3W Matthewsburg.

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.

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