Awesome Again - Baby Zip, by Relaunch , 16.1 hands

Consistently Brilliant

  • FIVE Graded winners in 2016 incl. G1 winners Shaman Ghost & Greenzapper 
  • '16 yearlings: $825,000, $800,000, $650,000, $625,000, etc.
  • '16 Keeneland September Book 1 average: $417,000 
  • Sire of $720,000 filly at 2016 OBS April 2YO sale 
  • #1 covering sire at 2016 Keeneland January sale; $700,000, etc.
  • One of only 2 stallions with 15 or more SWs 4 straight years ('12-'15)
  • Sire of 9 Gr. 1 winners, 6 millionaires & 3 Champions
  • 11% BTSW/starters & over $46 million in earnings
  • Damsire of 2016 Grade 1 winner Drefong, etc.
  • “I told everyone, this was the best horse I ever trained” - Bobby Frankel
  • Horse of the Year & Hall of Fame inductee
  • 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
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Baby Zip Relaunch In Reality
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Molly Morgan - La Troienne S. (G1)
Go Maggie Go - Black-Eyed Susan S. (G2)
Shaman Ghost - 2015 $1M Queen's Plate
Contested - Acorn S. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Woodward S. (G1)
Judy the Beauty - Madison S. (G1)
Contested - Test S. (G1)
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Paulassilverlining - Matron S. (G2)
Mystical Star - New York S. (G2)
Moreno - Whitney Invitational H. (G1)
Judy the Beauty - Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)
Hear the Ghost - San Felipe S. (G2)
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


  • Maiden Special, debut by 9 lengths

At 3


  • Vosburgh S. -G1, over older horses


  • King's Bishop S. -G1

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


  • 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


  • Metropoitan H. - G1, 123 Beyer, highest of year 


Adena Bred & Sold Ghostzapper Son Prevails in $200,000 Presque Isle Mile

Riding a four-race winning streak coming into the September 18 $200,000 Presque Isle Mile, Ghost...

Riding a four-race winning streak coming into the September 18 $200,000 Presque Isle Mile, Ghost Hunter emerged from a pack of tightly bunched horses inside the eighth pole and drew clear late to win his first career stakes by 1 1/2 lengths. 

An Adena Springs bred, raised and sold son of Ghostzapper, Ghost Hunter, is now 7 for 8 over the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle downs. His only loss came when he was a troubled fifth in last year’s Mile.

“Last year I got in a lot of trouble. I had no room to go,” said jockey Antonio Gallardo, who has been aboard for three of Ghost Hunter’s five wins during his current streak. “Today I’m in the clear. It was a perfect trip.

“I love this horse,” Gallardo added. “I’ve won nine or 10 races with him.”

Ghost Hunter is owned by Jagger Inc. and is now 15 for 40 lifetime with earnings of $496,270. He originally was purchased from Adena Springs for $75,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton July sale.

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

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),

JUDY THE BEAUTY - $1,795,922
(dam by Holy Bull)
Eclipse Award Champion - Female Sprinter
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.

SHAMAN GHOST - $1,291,811
(dam by Gilded Time)
Champion 3yo Male in Canada
1st Woodward S. G1 (9F, Dirt)
1st Queen's Plate (10F, AW)
1st Brooklyn Inv. G2 (12F, Dirt)
1st Marine S. G3 (8.5F, AW)

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.

(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)

(dam by Not for Love)
1st Princess Rooney S. G1 (6F, Dirt)
1st Musical Romance S. (6F, Dirt)
1st Glass Slipper S. (7F, Dirt)

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

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.

(dam by Seeking the Gold)
1st Clasico Esmeralda G1
Clasico Diamante G1
Clasico Gran Promesa G2, etc. 

(dam by Grindstone)
1st Matron S. G2 (6F, Dirt)
1st Vagrancy H. G3 (6.5F, Dirt)
1st Distaff H. G3 (7F, Dirt)
2nd Honorable Miss S. G2 (6F, Dirt), 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)

GO MAGGIE GO - $423,400
(dam by Tale of the Cat)
1st Black-Eyed Susan S. G2 (9F, Dirt)
 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)

(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.

(dam by Red Ransom)
1st Golconda Oaks G2
3rd Indian One Thousand Guineas G1

UNITED COLOR - $723,385
(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 - $392,350
(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)

GAMBLE'S GHOST - $361,711
(dam by Secret Claim)
Sovereign Award finalist, 2yo Female
1st Selene S. G3 (8.5F, AW)
1st Mazarine S. G3 (8.5F, AW)
2nd Natalma S. G2 (8F, Turf), etc.

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.

1st Illinois Derby G3 (9F, Dirt)

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

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

(dam by Known Fact)
1st Clasico Hector Aparico G3

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.

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated December 13, 2015 

Over half of Ghostzapper’s stakes horses are out of mares showing Mr. Prospector within five generations with the Forty Niner, Two Punch, Gone West, Fappiano and Seeking the Gold branches proving most effective.

2015 G1W Molly Morgan is out of a mare by Distorted Humor and is among the four stakes winners and three graded winners Ghostzapper has sired with Forty Niner granddaughters. G2W Hear the Ghost (dam by Coronado’s Quest), G2W Arena Elvira (Twining) and 2015 juvenile SW Mt Veeder (Gold Case) are the others.

SWs My Fiona and Grecian Maiden are among Ghostzapper’s four starters out of daughters of Two Punch, while Champion Hunters Bay and his full-sister Wild Flapper (SW/millionaire) are out of a mare by the Two Punch son Smoke Glacken.

G3W Angel Terrace & SW Elghayoor are both out of daughters of Gone West and 2015 GSW juvenile Gamble’s Ghost is out of a mare by Gone West’s full brother, Secret Claim.

We find Fappiano in seven stakes horses by Ghostzapper. Three of those, including GSW Pacific Ocean and SW Unzapped, are out of mares by Unbridled, while G2W Paulassilverlining is out of a mare by the Unbridled stallion Grindstone.

Seeking the Gold is found the pedigrees of five Ghostzapper stakes horses, including Grade 1 winners Better Lucky (dam by Seeking the Gold) and Contested (second dam by Seeking the Gold).

Contested is also an example of Ghostzapper’s tremendous success with the Roberto branch of the Hail to Reason broodmare line. She is out of a mare by Arch, while Blue Grass S. (G1) winner Stately Victor is out of a daughter of Dynaformer. Ghostzapper has also sired stakes winners out of mares by Silver Hawk (G3W La Cloche) and Red Ransom (also the second damsire of My Fiona).

Ghostzapper is out of a daughter of the In Reality son Relaunch and these influences are worth reinforcing. Both Stately Victor and Contested carry a double of In Reality and they are among the 26 total Grade/Group 1 stakes winners inbred/line-bred to In Reality. Hear The Ghost’s second dam is by Valid Appeal, also the second damsire of Stately Victor (and two additional Ghostzapper stakes horses). 2015 Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost shows a double of Relaunch, with a similar pattern found in at least 10 other stakes winners.

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 is one of two stakes horses from the first five starters that Ghostzapper has sired with Holy Bull daughters.

Ghostzapper is the sire of six starters out of mares by Gilded Time. All are winners, including 2015 Illinois Derby (G3) victor Whiskey Ticket and Shaman Ghost.

G1W Moreno and G3W Matthewsburg are out mares by A. P. Indy with second dams from the Mr. Prospector line. They are among the six stakes horses Ghostzapper has sired with mares showing both Seattle Slew and Mr. Prospector. Daughters of stallions bred on the A. P. Indy/Mr. Prospector cross (Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Bernardini, Mineshaft, Tapit, etc.) can be considered prime targets for Ghostzapper

Like his sire, Awesome Again, Ghostzapper is doing well with the Caro influence: seven stakes horses including MGSW/millionaire Za Approval and a pair of 2015 stakes winners in G3W Mr Maybe (dam by With Approval) and SW Hot Zapper (dam by Alphabet Soup).


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