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Older Comments about Ghostzapper...

Wow, I was re-watching his races and he was much better than I remembered him as being. He was fast!
  • ILuvTurfRacing · If memory serves, and someone please correct me here if I'm wrong, Ghostzapper still holds the record for the fastest Breeders Cup Classic ever ran at Lone Star Park in 2004. He ran the 1-1/4 in 1:59:02. I believe that's still stands as the fastest Classic ever. · 100 days ago
  • Sullivan · it is · 100 days ago
No doubt about it Tiznow 2000/01 breeders cup classic runs, 01 being my fave.
Question- What was everyone's favorite single performance by any horse from 2000-2010? There are no restrictions on location. I know a decade is broad, but somewhere in there is that one standout performance that stays in your mind.
Hi All, Just curious as to everyone thinks is the best male race horse post-90's era (Juvenile races starting in 2000 or after)? I thought that the any from this group couldn't contend with the two fillys (Zenyatta or Rachel) if the poll included fillys as well but I'm reconsidering. I am going with Ghostzapper. Thanks!
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  • kaitlinefree1 · nods to Curlin & Point Given as well. · 417 days ago
  • goblin · No order--Tiznow, Invasor, Curlin, probably Barbaro (difficult to know due to brevity), and Sea the Stars. · 417 days ago
Sire to 3 graded stakes winners yesterday. Who will argue now that Awesome Again's stud fee is too high?
Good day for Ghostzapper, running 1 - 2 in the Princess Rooney and first in the Dwyer. I think $40,000 is reasonable
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  • Sullivan · Thanks for all of this behind the scenes info, I hope Andy and Belinda cab restore Adena to what it once was and maybe a little more. It isn't too bad right now · 419 days ago
  • Northport · although I did have a fit when she got to go to royal ascot a few weeks ago :P but she brought be back a pin so I can't complain · 419 days ago
WEIRDEST THING EVER- So I'm at my little local half mile track, and guess what I see? A son of Ghostzapper, out of a mare BY Unbridled- Bred By Phillips racing and Adena Springs! He won so easy at 6 and a half furlongs, the whip never even came out! It was pretty cool to see that all the way out at Grants Pass Downs :) Picked two winners out of 5, and helped my mom hit two tri's! Only got one though because she went down there two bucks short, so didn't make the bet (because she left her purse up in the stands with our friends) and guess what? It would have paid 192$! She was so mad! Our friend made the bet though, and she was sure happy! A great day at the track, nonetheless!
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  • Sullivan · Your favorite horse, kaitlin, his owners may post at pedigreequery. Sounds familliar · 432 days ago
  • kay.robinett · Kaitlin, Sullivan is correct. Midnight Vader's breeder/owner posts at pedigreequery. Look for the stallions forum and look for the Invasor thread. · 431 days ago
His foals seem to be powerful late bloomers. A huge fan of AA, and Ghostzapper I hope they keep coming.
left racing too soon he was the closest horse to Secretariat that I ever saw...who knows how good he would have been if he kept racing he set the record in the breeders cup classic in 2004 and that record still stands,,,
A mirror image of his sire- in confirmation and talent.
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  • northport · making a pretty good start as a stallion i'd say, got another g1 today! · 643 days ago
  • Dressage3295 · I think Shack's confirmation is quite good actually. Strong hind end and smooth, sloping shoulders · 642 days ago
If time is the criteria, then i guess we should kick Ruffian out ? My criteria is Breeders Cup wins, Horse of the Year wins, and still standing Beyer speed figure records
  • footlick · Then your criteria is faulty as many horses were before the BC and Beyer figures. And there have been many great horses who were not HOY, Breeder's Cup winners and Beyer speed figure records. Just like not comprehending the use of rabbits in European racing and the fact that Ghostzapper was not the type of runner that would benefit by the use of a rabbit. · 727 days ago
Love the article on Frankel where they claim the only legitmate US bred equivilant is GZ / Have to agree
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  • travel_vic · Zapper was a very quick one who could stretch it out akin to Affirmed. Most could not catch him on his best day. · 798 days ago
  • Cocoa2 · Reflects his success as a sire. · 798 days ago
Is also having a great day!
Great horses, like this one, get ranked in the 300+ range, while all sorts of ridiculous and inappropriate horses are voted into the top 100. Classic.
  • travel_vic · short very short brilliant career but all time best? NOWHERE near it · 885 days ago
  • 3e3e · He had an amazing run but I think people have been putting these horses in the Top 100 because of their familiarity. · 885 days ago
thats incorrect / Since speed numbers were not introduced yet, the Secretariat number was a best guess / Ghostzapper holds the current and highest speed number at 128 and it has held for 7 years / Funny how when youargue the greatess of this horse you need a thoroughbred lik Secretariat to use as a comparison
No disrepect to Zenyatta but please / Ghostzapper routinely posted beyers in the mid 120s in his 2004 season and his 128 is the highest speed beyer EVER recorded even to this day / To argue Zenyatta could deep close into this monster of a horse is just silly
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  • footlick · icy- Une de Mai was my favorite · 1130 days ago
  • footlick · be careful of Beyers of the past. There were many, many factors involved in producing those. · 1130 days ago
Why was Ghostzapper Retired?
Zenyatta is ranked # 9 while this HOY & BC classic winning monster of a horse is # 272 LOL- shamelful
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  • icyhotboo · this is a wiki site made up of newbies, give them a break.Ruffian first and Rachel Alexandra a far supior horse ranked well below. · 1133 days ago
  • New York Vinnie · Just as in another thread, I'll tell you how hung up some people are with Zenyatta. The person wrote this thread had over 260 horses he could have choose to compare Ghost Zapper to such as a horse called Convenience. But no, he chooses Zenyatta which ignites a fire in someone called Goobernation and yourself. It's like throwing red meat to the wolves with you guys. Get over it - Zenyatta is one of the greatest of all time and there's nothing you guys can to to alter that fact. · 1133 days ago
Ghostzapper is the best racehorse of the last decade. The fastest horse since the advent of the beyer speed figure with a 128 and won at the 1 1/4.
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  • davidcrone · Ghostzapper was a phenom. I honestly believe during his 4YO season he was the best horse in training at every distance from 6-10 furlongs. That is absolutely remarkable, it's a shame he didn't make more starts. · 1611 days ago
  • humphrey · Beyer gave a red horse a rating of over 135 which seems a bit better than this one. · 1610 days ago

Ghostzapper - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video05/30/05Ghostzapper1stBel91 mileDMetropolitan Hcp. (Met Mile)-G1 3+ MGhostzapperSilver WagonSir Shackleton1:33.29
View DetailsView Video10/30/04Ghostzapper1stLS91 1/4 mDBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3 MGhostzapperRoses In MayPleasantly Perfect1:59.02
View DetailsView Video09/11/04Ghostzapper1stBel101 1/8 mDWoodward-G1 3 MGhostzapperSaint LiamBowman's Band1:46.38
View DetailsView Video08/21/04Ghostzapper1stMth91 1/8 mDPhilip H. Iselin-G3 3+ MGhostzapperPresidentialaffairZoffinger1:47.66
View DetailsView Video07/04/04Ghostzapper1stBel97 fDTom Fool Handicap-G2 3 MGhostzapperAggadanUnforgettable Max1:20.42
View DetailsView Video09/27/03Ghostzapper1stBel76 1/2 fDVosburgh-G1 3+ MGhostzapperAggadanPosse1:14.72
View Details08/23/03Ghostzapper3rdSar107 fDKing's Bishop-G1 3 MValid VideoGreat NotionGhostzapper1:22.14
View Details07/26/03Ghostzapper1stSar77 fDAllow 3+ MGhostzapperClock StopperBold Truth 
View DetailsView Video06/20/03Ghostzapper1stBel76 fDAllow 3+ MGhostzapperAs WickedPatriot's Song 
View Details12/26/02Ghostzapper4thSA36 fDAllow 2 MScrimshawZayedEye Of The Tiger 
View DetailsView Video11/16/02Ghostzapper1stHP66 1/2 fDMSW 2 MGhostzapperBinny's Trick