Adena Springs Kentucky
Ghostzapper’s first two starters out of mares by the Roberto grandson Arch (by Kris S.) are graded winners – G1W Contested and G2W/G1SP 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 (G2W Illiad).
round 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.
SW Dak Attack is an example of Ghostzapper’s success with the Caro broodmare line. He’s out of a daughter of Indian Charlie, the sire of Uncle Mo, whose daughters are certainly interesting for Ghostzapper as he’s out of 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.
Seeking the Gold is found in the pedigrees of seven Ghostzapper stakes horses, including G1W Better Lucky, G2W/G1SP McCracken (dams by Seeking the Gold) and G1W Contested (second dam by Seeking the Gold).
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 G1W Stately Victor and G2W Hear the Ghost are by another In Reality son, Valid Appeal. G1W Contested also carries a double of In Reality through Believe It, sire of her third dam.
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.
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 10 starters with Holy Bull mares (20%).
Champion Hunters Bay and his SW/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 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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From 20 starters out of Forty Niner granddaughters, Ghostzapper has sired six stakes winners (30%). 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).