Updated August 16, 2020
Around half of Ghostzapper’s stakes horses are out of mares showing Mr. Prospector within five generations. The Forty Niner, Seeking the Gold, Gone West and Two Punch branches have proven most effective so far.
From his first 29 starters out of Forty Niner granddaughters Ghostzapper has sired nine stakes winners (31%). Five of those are out of Distorted Humor mares including Grade 1 winners Molly Morgan and Guarana.
Seeking the Gold is found the pedigrees of 12 Ghostzapper stakes horses, including G1W Better Lucky, G2W/G1SP McCracken, both out of Seeking the Gold daughters. Seeking the Gold is the second damsire of Acorn S. (G1) winners Contested & Guarana as well as 2019 G3W Happy Farm.
G3W Angel Terrace & SW Elghayoor are out of daughters of Gone West and MGSW Gamble’s Ghost is out of a mare by Gone West’s full brother, Secret Claim. SW Enchanted Ghost is out of a mare by the Gone West son Grand Slam.
Ghostzapper has sired a trio of SWs out of mares by Smoke Glacken - champion Hunters Bay, his SW/millionaire full-sister Wild Flapper and 2019 SW Zestful - plus G2SP Phantom Proton. With direct daughters of Smoke Glacken's sire 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 G3W Runaway Ghost is by the Fappiano son Desert God.
Ghostzapper has had exceptional success with the Roberto broodmare line. From his first 23 starters out Dynaformer daughters, Ghostzapper has sired 8 blacktype horses (35%). Among those are 6 SWs, including G1W Stately Victor, G2W Varenka, G2W Theodora B. and G3W/Sovereign Award finalist Lift Up. He has sired 3 graded stakes horses from 11 starters out of mares by the Roberto grandson Arch (by Kris S.) including G1W Contested, G2W/G1SP Proctor’s Ledge. Nucky, one of Ghostzapper's 2019 Grade 1 winners, is out of a mare by the Kris S. son Rock Hard Ten (dam by Mr. Prospector). Ghostzapper has also sired good ones out of mares by Silver Hawk (G3W La Cloche) and another Kris S. son, You and I (G2W Illiad).
SW Dak Attack is an example of Ghostzapper’s success with the Caro broodmare line. He’s out of a daughter of Indian Charlie, sire of Uncle Mo, whose daughters are certainly interesting for Ghostzapper as he’s out 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.
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.
Holy Bull’s sire, Great Above, is bred on the reverse of the Intentionally/Rough n’ Tumble cross that produced In Reality. From his first 12 starters out of Holy Bull daughters Ghostzapper has sired Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Champion Judy the Beauty, G2W/Champion Holy Helena and 2019 G3W Happy Farm.
Ghostzapper is the sire of six starters out of mares by Gilded Time, all winners, including Shaman Ghost and G3W Whiskey Ticket.
Ghostzapper has had some good success with daughters of A. P. Indy - Whitney H. (G1) winner Moreno, G3W/G1SP Champagne Problems and G3W Matthewsburg.
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 G1SP Zapperkat is out of a mare by Tale of the Cat’s son Lion Heart. We also find Mr. P & Storm Cat in the dams of G1W Better Lucky and SW Elghayoor. Mr. Prospector/Storm Bird are present in the dams of SW Angel Terrace and SW Ghost Locket.