Ghostzapper's Race Record
born April 6, 2000
Sire - Awesome Again, b. 1994
Awesome Again was a champion racehorse and won many prestigious races. At the age of 3 (1997), in Canada he won the Queen's Plate Stakes G1Can.Also at three he won the Jim Dandy Stakes G2 and came in 3rd in the Traver's Stakes G1.
At the age of 4, in 1998, is when Awesome Again began to blossom, as he won many graded stakes, including: Breeders' Cup Classic G1, Whitney Handicap Gr1, Stephen Foster Handicap G2, Saratoga Breeders' Cup G2, Hawthorne Gold Cup G3.
As a sire, Awesome Again has been very influential. He is the ONLY Breeders' Cup winner to sire 4 Breeders' Cup Winners: Ghostzapper, Ginger Punch, Wilko and Round Pond. He has sired 11 Grade 1 winners, 6 millionaires, 4 Breeders' Cup Winners and 5 multi-millionaires.
I love training the offspring of Awesome Again. He is a hell of a stallion. He throws a very nice individual. Their soundness goes along way- leading California trainer Craig Dollase
Dam- Baby Zip b. 1991
Baby Zip was an average racehorse, but really showed her stuff as a broodmare. She was born in 1991 and raced from 93-95. She raced 16 times, with 4 wins and 4 thirds and earnings of $60,395. She won one stakes race, Kattegats Pride Stakes at Laurel Park when she was 2 years old.
She was named Broodmare of the Year in 2005, and had two Gr 1 winning offspring in Ghostzapper and City Zip (9 wins, over $800,000 in earnings). She had 9 foals, and 6 of them were winners.
Grandsire Male Family- Deputy Minister b. 1979
Deputy Minister was a Canadian Bred champion. He won 8 of 9 starts as a 2 year old in 1981. In his 1981 campaign he was Ecplipse Winner as North American 2yo Champion and was voted Canada's Sovereign Horse of the Year as well as Canadian Champion 2yo Colt. His 2yo stakes wins included Colin Stakes, Clarendon Stakes, Youthful Stakes, Laurel Stakes and the Young America Stakes.
In his 3yo season he sustained an injury and did not race much.
He came back in his 4yo season and won the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship, Donn Handicap and the Tom Fool Handicap.
Deputy Minister was sire of many champion racehorses, as well as an influential dam-sire. A list of selected progeny can be viewed HERE. As a sire, he was give such titles as Leading Sire in North America in 1997 and 1998, as well as Leading Broodmare Sire in North America in 2007.
Deputy Minister was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame in 1988. He passed away in 2004 from a tumor.
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