Shaman Ghost

Shaman Ghost - Getback Time, by Gilded Time   ·   $10,000 S&N

Champion Son of Ghostzapper

  • Classic winner & Champion at 3
  • Multiple Grade 1 winner of $3.8 Million
  • Leading earner by Hall of Famer & consistently brilliant sire Ghostzapper
  • Sovereign Award champion at 3; won Queen's Plate, G3 Marine S., etc.
  • Won G1 Woodward S. at Saratoga over MG1SW Frosted, etc.
  • Won G1 Santa Anita H. over G1SW/Millionaire Midnight Storm, etc.
  • 2nd to Arrogate in inaugural Pegasus World Cup (G1), defeating Keen Ice, California Chrome, etc.
  • Beyer Speed Figures: 112, 108, 106, etc.
  • Graded winner on dirt and synthetic 
  • Most accomplished runner to retire to California since fellow Woodward S. winners In Excess & Bertrando

Standing in California at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds
Season inquiries to:
Farm Manager: Mike Allen
Phone: 805-686-4337
Ken Wilkins/Adena Springs
Phone: 859-699-4337
Dermot Carty/Adena Springs
Phone: 416-518-1449

Shaman Ghost Ghostzapper Awesome Again Deputy Minister
Primal Force
Baby Zip Relaunch
Thirty Zip
Getback Time
Gilded Time Timeless Moment
Gilded Lilly
Shay Incindertor
Lookin Like a Lady
Shaman Ghost - Queen's Plate
Shaman Ghost - Woodward S. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Santa Anita H. (G1)
Shaman Ghost - Pimlico Special (G3)
Shaman Ghost - Brooklyn Inv. (G2)
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 2 0 0 0 $3,333
3 6 4 1 0 $684,000
4 5 2 0 2 $651.000
5 4 2 2 0 $2,520,000
Totals 17 8 3 2 $3,859,311

At 3
Champion three-year-old in Canada


  • Queen's Plate 
  • Marine S. -G3


  • Prince of Wales S.  

At 4


  • Woodward S. -G1
  • Suburban H. -G2


  • Clark H. -G1

At 5


  • Santa Anita H. -G1
  • Pimlico Special H. -G3


  • Pegasus World Cup Inv. -G1
  • Suburban S. -G2 


Shaman Ghost to Stand in California at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds

Adena Springs announced today champion Shaman Ghost will stand his first season in California at...

Multiple grade 1 winner and Canadian champion Shaman Ghost will enter stud at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, California, for the 2018 season, his connections announced Jan. 11.

The stud fee for the 6-year-old son of Ghostzapper will be $10,000, live foal stands and nurses. There will be special consideration for young stakes-winning mares at a reduced fee of $7,500, live foal stands and nurses.

Frank Stronach reiterated his dedication to building up the California-bred program. He said he is sending multiple mares to California to foal and be bred back to Shaman Ghost.

"Basically, as you know, we own two racetracks here in Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park," said the founder of The Stronach Group. "We're a little concerned there aren't enough horses, there are small fields, so we want to make sure that we have a good horse population. Naturally, it's also important that we get new owners (involved in the sport)."

Shaman Ghost, an Ontario-bred out of the Gilded Time mare Getback Time, was well-traveled during 17 starts, from which he accumulated an 8-3-2 record and earnings of $3,859,311. He received a Sovereign Award for champion 3-year-old colt in 2015, when he became the first Queen's Plate Stakes winner for Stronach Stables and ran second in the Prince of Wales Stakes.

At 4 and 5, Shaman Ghost won or placed in seven black-type stakes, including victories in the Woodward Stakes (G1), Santa Anita Handicap Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1), Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2), and the Pimlico Special Handicap (G3).

"He won the Santa Anita Handicap, and he also won on Polytrack, and they have a synthetic track at Golden Gate," Stronach said. "I think he's quite a versatile horse. I think conformation-wise he's very correct, and he has a great disposition. Naturally, you always get high on your own horses, but I've been around good horses, and I think he's a very nice horse."

Stronach spent time over the last few weeks in California and visited numerous farms. He said the primary factor for standing the new stallion at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is that it is centrally located, with a very large mare population in the Santa Ynez area.

"It was a hard decision because there were so many good farms, but I decided to do what is the best for Shaman Ghost," Stronach said. "I think Tommy Town is more central, being in Santa Ynez, and where the mare population is concerned, I think that would be helpful."

Tom Stull, owner of Tommy Town, said he was honored that Stronach chose his farm to handle Shaman Ghost's inaugural year at stud.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for California Thoroughbred breeders to have access to Shaman Ghost, a high-caliber stallion who will be a great addition to the Thoroughbred breeding industry here in California."  

In a release sent late Thursday, Stronach added, "We as a family need to demonstrate California racing is very important for the state of California. It is necessary that there are enough quality horses in California. The racehorse industry is very beneficial economically for the state of California. The horse industry currently is responsible for 50,000 jobs, directly and indirectly, and the Stronach family wants to work together with breeders, owners and trainers to increase these values. Together, we can improve horse racing and create thousands of additional jobs.

"The Stronach family's commitment to California is to improve and preserve the beautiful racetracks. By sending Shaman Ghost to California, we want to demonstrate that, besides owning the racetracks, we also will do our share to breed and race in California."

For inquiries for mares submissions, please contact Mike Allen 805-331-8268 at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Ken Wilkins 859-699-4887 or Dermot Carty 416-518-1449 at Adena Springs.

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Updated December 11, 2017 

Adena Springs bred, raced and developed Awesome Again into an elite North American sire followed by his homebred Hall of Fame son Ghostzapper. Now comes Ghostzapper's champion son Shaman Ghost.

Awesome Again has not have overwhelming success when bred to Mr. Prospector-influenced mares but Ghostzapper has. In fact, around half of Ghostzapper’s stakes horses are out of mares showing Mr. Prospector within five generations. Since Shaman Ghost’s female line is free of Mr. Prospector (and Raise A Native) we can expect him to follow his sire’s lead.

Mares showing Forty Niner are especially intriguing for Shaman Ghost. From 16 starters out of Forty Niner granddaughters Ghostzapper has sired six stakes winners (37%). Three of those are out of Distorted Humor mares, including G1W Molly Morgan. Medaglia d’Oro who, like Shaman Ghost, is out of Damascus-line mare, has had his best success with Forty Niner - Rachel Alexandra, Songbird (and three 2017 Grade 1 winners).

Seeking the Gold is found the pedigrees of the Ghostzapper stakes winners Contested (G1), Better Lucky (G1) and McCraken (G1W/G1SP).

Ghostzapper’s G3W Angel Terrace & SW Elghayoor are both out of daughters of Gone West while his MGSW Gamble’s Ghost is out of a mare by Gone West’s full brother, Secret Claim. 2017 SW Dak Attack’s second dam is by the Gone West stallion Proud Citizen.

Fappiano is found in the pedigree of seven stakes horses by Ghostzapper. G3W Pacific Ocean is out of a mare by Unbridled and MG1W Paulassilverlining (dam by Grindstone) is out of an Unbridled granddaughter.

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). We also find Mr. Prospector & Storm Cat in the dams of Better Lucky and Elghayoor.

Both Awesome Again and Ghostzapper have done good work with the Roberto broodmare line.

Ghostzapper’s first two starters out of mares by the Roberto grandson Arch (by Kris S.) are graded winners. Ghostzapper has had success with mares by other Roberto-line sires like Dynaformer, Silver Hawk, and another Kris S. son, You and I.

Ghostzapper’s Dak Attack is the latest good one bred on the Awesome Again/Caro cross. He’s out of a daughter of Indian Charlie, sire of Uncle Mo, whose daughters are certainly interesting as he’s out a mare by Arch. There are now nine stakes winners on the Awesome Again/Caro cross, seven of them graded winners.

Seattle Slew-line mares should also be strongly considered for Shaman Ghost. Six stakes winners (four graded) by Ghostzapper are out of Seattle Slew-line mares, including Whitney H. (G1) hero Moreno out of daughter of A. P. Indy. The overall Awesome Again/Seattle Slew cross has yielded 14 stakes winners, half of those at the graded level.

Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Champion Judy the Beauty and 2017 Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena are among Ghostzapper’s nine starters with Holy Bull mares (22%).
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