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 dirt and synthetic 
  • Canadian Racing Hall of Fame inductee
  • Most accomplished runner to retire to California since fellow Woodward S. winners In Excess & Bertrando

Standing in California at Loveacres Ranch
Season inquiries to:
Ben Walden/Adena Springs
Phone: 859-221-8757
Dermot Carty/Adena Springs
Phone: 416-518-1449

Shaman Ghost Ghostzapper Awesome Again Deputy Minister
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Shaman Ghost - Queen's Plate
Shaman Ghost - Woodward S. (G1)
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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 


Adena Breds Shaman Ghost & Judy The Beauty Elected to Canadian Racing Hall of Fame

Stronach Stables homebred Shaman Ghost was nominated to become a third-generation Hall of Famer...

Stronach Stables homebreds Shaman Ghost and Judy the Beauty became a third-generation Hall of Famers when they were elected to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Their grandsire, Awesome Again was inducted into the Canadian Hall in 2001 and their sire, Ghostzapper, was enshrined in the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Saratoga 11 years later. 

Shaman Ghost won eight of 17 starts for earnings of $3,859,311 making him the second-richest Canadian-bred of all time behind only Awesome Again. He was named Canada’s Champion Three-Year-Old Colt in 2015 on the strength of a campaign that included wins in the Queen’s Plate and Grade 3 Marine Stakes at Woodbine and a second-place finish in the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie. He went on to ever bigger and better things with victories in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. His resume also includes scores in the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes (G2) in New York and the Pimlico Special Handicap (G3) in Maryland.

Upon learning of Shaman Ghost's election, his trainer Jimmy Jerkens tweeted: "An absolutely well-deserved award for an absolutely wonderful horse." 

Judy the Beauty was bred and raised by Adena Springs but was purchased by owner/trainer Wesley Ward at the 2010 Keeneland September sale. Ward masterfully directed the Ghostzapper filly through a racing career spanning 22 races over five years with earnings surpassing $1.8 million. As a juvenile, she found victory on the turf in France before winning in the Shady Well Stakes at Woodbine and finishing second in the Spinaway Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. After three second-place finishes at age three, she again visited the winner’s circle at age four, winning the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) before finishing second to Groupie Doll in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). At age five, she was named 2014 Eclipse Award Champion Female Sprinter as a result of a four graded stakes win year, culminating with the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita.

The 2018 Canadian Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be hosted at the Mississsauga Convention Centre on August 8, 2018. Click here for the full list of inducees.

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Shaman Ghost enters stud in 2018. His first crop races in 2021.
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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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