Ghostzapper

Awesome Again - Baby Zip, by Relaunch , 16.1 hands

Consistently Brilliant

  • 2018: 11 SWs & 5 Graded SWs including Proctor's Ledge (G2/G1SP) & Holy Helena (G2)
  • 7 straight years with 10 or more Stakes winners
  • 2018 yearlings: $1,025,000, $850,000, $600,000, $525,00, $400,000, etc.
  • Damsire of Triple Crown hero Justify
  • Lifetime: 11.5% blacktype winners/starters, higher than Medaglia d'Oro, Curlin, Into Mischief, etc.
  • Lifetime: 6% Graded SWs/starters, higher than Medaglia d'Oro, Speightstown, Curlin, Into Mischief, etc.
  • North America's #4 sire by 'A Runner Index', ahead of Tapit, Curlin, Speightstown, Kitten's Joy, etc.
  • 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 11 G1 winners, 8 millionaires & 5 Champions, including Canadian Hall of Famers Shaman Ghost & Judy the Beauty
  • Also damsire of Eclipse Champion Drefong, MG1SW American Gal, 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
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Molly Morgan - La Troienne S. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Queen's Plate
Runaway Ghost - Sunland Derby (G3)
Shaman Ghost - Woodward S. (G1)
Gamble's Ghost - Ontario Matron (G3)
Holy Helena - Sheepshead Bay S. (G2)
Contested - Test S. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Santa Anita H. (G1)
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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

09.13.2018

$1 Million Filly Among Ghostzapper's Keeneland September Book 1 Standouts

Hip #740, a filly by Ghostzapper, brought $1,025,000 during Session 3 of the Keeneland September...

Hip #740, a filly by Ghostzapper, brought $1,025,000 during Session 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling sale, one of several high-priced Book 1 yearlings by the Adena Springs stallion.

The beautiful bay is a full sister to La Troienne S. winner Molly Morgan, one of Ghostzapper's 11 Grade 1 winners. She was purchased by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Farm, who bred and sold Molly Morgan's $1.8 million Curlin son earlier in the sale.

"We just went and visited her sister today, looked at her and came back and looked at this filly and they're like Irish twins," said Banke, who paid $1.35 million for Molly Morgan at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Sale.

Consignor Petter O'Callaghan (Woods Edge Farm) also had high praise for the filly who was originally purchased for $335,000 at last year's Keeneland November auction.

"She was a great filly," O'Callaghan said. "It was a very unique package - she's by an unbelievable sire...who is now proving to be an unbelievable broodmare sire. She's a great physical specimen with a proven pedigree. We were just lucky to have the right people on her."

Horse of the Year Ghostzapper is the broodmare sire of 14 blacktype winners, a sterling 8% from starters, including none other than this year's Triple Crown hero Justify.

The following day, renowned bloodstock agent Steve Young signed for a $850,000 Ghostzapper filly from the Denal Stud consignment. Offered as Hip #949, the striking bay is a full sister to graded winner Gloryzapper and to the Macho Uno multiple stakes-placed runner Banree.

Ghostzapper is also the sire of a $600,000 Keeneland September colt purchased during Session 2 by Peter Brant's White Birch Farm.

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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)

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

HOLY HELENA - $1,043,318
(dam by Holy Bull)
Champion 3yo Female in Canada
Sovereign Award Finalist - Horse of the Year
1st Sheepshead Bay S. G2 (11F, Turf)
1st 
The Very One S. G3 (9.5F, Turf)
1st Queen's Plate (10F, AW)
1st Woodbine Oaks (9F, AW)
2nd Ontario Derby G3 (9F, AW)

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 - $737,090
(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)

GAMBLE'S GHOST - $776,215
(dam by Secret Claim)
Sovereign Award finalist, 2yo Female
Sovereign Award finalist, 3yo Female
Sovereign Award finalist, Older Female
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.

GHOST HUNTER - $772,923
(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.

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)

RUNAWAY GHOST - $563,510
(dam by Desert God)
1st Sunland Derby G3 (9F, Dirt)
1st Golden Nugget S. (6F, AW)
2nd Mine That Bird Derby (8.5F, AW)

MR MAYBE - $445,444
(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.

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.

CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS - $280,284
(dam by A. P. Indy)
1st Groupie Doll S. G3 (8F, Dirt)
2nd Locust Grove S. G3 (8.5F, Dirt), 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 9, 2018

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 16 starters out of Forty Niner granddaughters Ghostzapper has sired six stakes winners (37%). Three of those are out of Distorted Humor mares - G1W Molly Morgan, G3W Gloryzapper and SW Ghostly Presence. Forty Niner is also found in the pedigree of 2018 SW/GSP Telekinesis (2nd dam by the Forty Niner son Gold Fever).

Seeking the Gold is found the pedigrees of six Ghostzapper stakes horses, including G1W Better Lucky, G2W/G1SP McCracken (dams by Seeking the Gold) and G1W Contested (second dam 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. 2018 SW Enchanted Ghost is out of a mare by the Gone West son Grand Slam while SW Dak Attack’s second dam is a Gone West granddaughter.

Champion Hunters Bay and his stakes-winning/millionaire full-sister are out of a mare by the Two Punch stallion Smoke Glacken, as is the 2018 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 2018 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 G1-placed 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 Better Lucky and Elghayoor. Mr. Prospector/Storm Bird are present in the dams of Angel Terrace and SW Ghost Locket. 

Ghostzapper’s first two starters out of mares by the Roberto grandson Arch (by Kris S.) are graded winners - Contested and 2017 G2W Proctor’s Ledge (2nd dam by Mr. Prospector). Ghostzapper has had success with mares by other Roberto-line sires like Dynaformer (G1W Stately Victor & SW Lift Up), Silver Hawk (G3W La Cloche) and another Kris S. son, You and I (2017 G2W Illiad). 

SW Dak Attack is Ghostzapper’s latest 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 Stately Victor and G2W Hear the Ghost are by another In Reality son, Valid Appeal. 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 nine starters with Holy Bull mares (22%).

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

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