Shaman Ghost

Ghostzapper - Getback Time, by Gilded Time   ·   $7,500 S&N

Champion Son of Ghostzapper

  • Multiple Grade 1 winner of $3.8 million
  • Leading earner by Hall of Famer & consistently brilliant sire Ghostzapper
  • Classic winner & Sovereign Award champion at 3; won Queen's Plate, Marine S. (G3), etc.
  • Won G1 Woodward S. at Saratoga over MG1SW/Millionaire 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.
  • 3rd highest 9F Beyer Speed Figure of 2016 behind only Arrogate & Gun Runner
  • Graded winner on two surfaces 
  • Canadian Racing Hall of Fame inductee
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)
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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
  • Brooklyn H. -G2


  • Clark H. -G1

At 5


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


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


Champion Shaman Ghost to Kentucky for 2019

Adena Springs’ multiple Grade 1 winner and $3,859,311 earner Shaman Ghost is relocating to Adena...

Adena Springs’ multiple Grade 1 winner and $3,859,311 earner Shaman Ghost is relocating to Adena Springs in Paris, Kentucky. The son of Horse of the Year Ghostzapper out of the Gilded Time mare Getback Time stood this past season in California at Lovacres Ranch and bred 92 mares in his first year at stud.

“We were gratified to introduce a stallion of Shaman Ghost’s caliber to California breeders in his first season at stud,” said Frank Stronach. “Now he can join his Hall of Fame sire Ghostzapper in the stall next door.”

On the racetrack, Shaman Ghost accumulated a record of 8-3-2 from 17 starts. He won or placed in seven stakes, including victories in the Woodward S. (G1), Santa Anita Handicap (G1), Brooklyn Invitational S. (G2) and the Pimlico Special (G3). He was also second to Champion Arrogate in the $12,000,000 Pegasus Cup (G1) at Gulfstream. At three, Shaman Ghost won the prestigious Queens Plate, providing Stronach his third victory in the race, and was named Champion 3-year-old in Canada.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to have stood Shaman Ghost and we look forward to the arrival of his first crop next year. We bred some really nice mares to him,” said Terry Lovingier of Lovacres Ranch.

Ben Walden of Adena Springs added, “We are appreciative of Terry and everyone at Lovacres Ranch for their efforts and their results. Mr, Stronach remains exceptionally committed to the California breeding program, and we look to replace Shaman Ghost with another important stallion.”

For more information on Shaman Ghost, contact Ben Walden at (859) 221-8757 or Dermot Carty (859) 559-4928.

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Shaman Ghost entered stud in 2018. His first crop races in 2021.
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Updated October 8, 2018

Adena Springs bred, raced and developed Awesome Again into an elite North American sire followed by his homebred Hall of Fame son Ghostzapper. Next up is the Adena Springs bred and raced Shaman Ghost, a champion son of Ghostzapper.

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 20 starters out of Forty Niner granddaughters Ghostzapper has sired six stakes winners (30%). Three of those are out of Distorted Humor mares, including G1W Molly Morgan. 

Seeking the Gold
is found the pedigrees of the Ghostzapper stakes winners Contested (G1W), Better Lucky (G1W) 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. Ghostzapper also has stakes winners out of mares showing the Gone West sons Proud Citizen and Grand Slam.

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) and G1-placed Zapperkat is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat’s son Lion Heart. We also find Mr. Prospector & Storm Cat in the dams of Better Lucky and Elghayoor and Mr. Prospector/Storm Bird are present in the dams of two more stakes winners.

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 damsires 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 11 stakes winners on the Awesome Again/Caro cross, eight 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 15 stakes winners, over 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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