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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. · 49 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · it is · 49 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.
Always controversial, Dead Heat Debates' Laura Pugh gives her take on a decade of Classic Males.Read More
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  • dani.pugh · Bernardini raced seven times. Blame ran 5 and was beaten badly in the Gold Cup. He beat some very very good horses, but he did it on a light schedule. Bernardini won the Withers, Preakness, Jim Dandy, Travers, and Gold Cup, and was second to a great horse in Invasor. His season was nothing short of dominating while Blame was not. · 179 days ago ·
  • johnbarbaro · Just out of curiosity where would Zenyatta be on this list if mares were included? By the way great article and great job. This has really peaked my interest · 179 days ago ·
An industry person recently tried to compare favorably the running ability of A.P. Indy versus his daddy, Seattle Slew, by saying that the son “had better numbers” than his sire. Read More
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  • travel_vic · WIth a little research I could find most ALL big name horses who had their bugaboos. Beat all of them except their nemesis · 278 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · funny people USED to say the same thing about close finishes until the photo finish cameras were installed. · 278 days ago ·
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. · 366 days ago ·
  • goblin · No order--Tiznow, Invasor, Curlin, probably Barbaro (difficult to know due to brevity), and Sea the Stars. · 366 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 $40,000 is reasonable
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  • Sullivan · Thanks for all of this behind the scenes info, I hope Andy and Belinda cab restore Adena to what it once was and maybe a little more. It isn't too bad right now · 368 days ago ·
  • Northport · although I did have a fit when she got to go to royal ascot a few weeks ago :P but she brought be back a pin so I can't complain · 368 days ago ·
WEIRDEST THING EVER- So I'm at my little local half mile track, and guess what I see? A son of Ghostzapper, out of a mare BY Unbridled- Bred By Phillips racing and Adena Springs! He won so easy at 6 and a half furlongs, the whip never even came out! It was pretty cool to see that all the way out at Grants Pass Downs :) Picked two winners out of 5, and helped my mom hit two tri's! Only got one though because she went down there two bucks short, so didn't make the bet (because she left her purse up in the stands with our friends) and guess what? It would have paid 192$! 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 · 380 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. · 380 days ago ·
Awesome Again never ran in the Belmont Stakes, nor has he sired a Belmont winner ... but the top sire is knocking on the door.Read More
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  • rita.polander · I believe Oxbow has a big shot to hit the board. He could even win. He will be forwardly placed, thats for sure. Deep closers usually don't fare well in the Belmont. Palice Malice should be in the first flight of horses, stalking the pacesetters. Palice has a good pedigree and jockey, I don't believe he will fade,he has a big chance to win. Golden Soul and Revolutionary will be running late and could pick up the pieces. Overanalyze could be in the mix. Giant Finish has a killer pedigree, has tactical speed, and will be overlooked, could easily hit the board. That's my top 6, hope I win. · 401 days ago ·
  • Mike in SB · It is interesting that the best sons of Awesome Again seem to be front running horses, I saw Awesome Again run a couple of times and I remember him as more of a closer. He was tough, and his offspring are also tough and can run the Classic distances. Racing needs more stallions like Awesome Again. I think Oxbow will run well in the Belmont and will be hard to catch, but I still think Orb is the best 3 year old this year and is going to rebound in the Belmont. · 401 days ago ·
The improving gelding is California's newest star. Can he join Funny Cide and Mine That Bird as geldings to have won the Kentucky Derby?Read More
As I go through and look at the potential contenders for the Derby and the Oaks and their pedigrees, it gets me thinking – if money wasn’t an issue and I owned a mare, which sire would I have her bred to?Read More
  • cocoa2 · Speightstown seems to be based off his wives, as far as distance goes. Haynesfield was out of a distance running mare while Speightstown's sprinters are usually out of sprinters. He is a good pick for any mare, but if you're looking for a colt who wants 10f and the mommy only wanted 8f, I think Hat Trick or Street Cry would be your man. · 454 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,,,
Many consider her the best of the three-year-old filly division, but does she deserve a year-end championship after only three starts this year?Read More
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  • travel_vic · It would suggest a terribly weak division if three starts won the prize · 602 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · My Miss Aurelia worked Monday at Santa Anita. Could a run in the Grade 1 La Brea, hoping to strengthen her Eclipse resume, be next? · 589 days ago ·
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! · 591 days ago ·
  • Dressage3295 · I think Shack's confirmation is quite good actually. Strong hind end and smooth, sloping shoulders · 591 days ago ·
The 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a wonderful chance to see so many of racing’s greatest stars. The speeches and introductions did not leave a dry eye in the house.Read More
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  • airedale2008 · I suppose the Secretariat statue is a bit smaller than the life size one of Seabiscuit. Inside the museum there is a good bronze of Man o’ War. A historian of racing would definitely enjoy themselves with all the memorabilia. · 669 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · the real lifesize ORIGINAL was one of the most alive beings I have ever witnessed. · 669 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. · 676 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. · 747 days ago ·
  • Cocoa2 · Reflects his success as a sire. · 747 days ago ·
Contested earned her first Grade 1 victory in front-running fashion Monday afternoon at Belmont Park, leading at every call to win the 82nd running of the $300,000 Acorn Stakes.Read More

Ghostzapper - Race Results & Past Performances

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 Stakes-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