In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Shaman Ghost, First Crop Weanlings Of 2019

by | 10.08.2019 | 3:36pm
Shaman Ghost at Adena Springs

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back its In The Stud video series, focusing on the up-and-coming names on the North American stallion roster.

The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions whose first foals are weanlings of 2019. Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills interviews farm staff about the stallion's appealing qualities and what mares might work best with him, while giving viewers and potential breeders a chance to see the stallion on the walk and on the racetrack.

This week's spotlight stallion is Shaman Ghost, a 7-year-old son of Ghostzapper who stands at Adena Springs in Paris, Ky.

Shaman Ghost proved himself to be an elite runner in both the U.S. and Canada. At age three, he won the Queen's Plate and the Grade 3 Marine Stakes to secure the Sovereign Award as Canada's champion 3-year-old male. He came back at four to tackle the handicap division with wins in the G1 Woodward Stakes and G2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes.

After running second in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes to kick off his 5-year-old season, Shaman Ghost reeled off wins in the G1 Santa Anita Handicap and G3 Pimlico Special Handicap before finishing his career with a runner-up effort in the G2 Suburban Stakes. Shaman Ghost retired with eight wins in 17 starts for earnings of $3,859,311.

Shaman Ghost is out of the stakes-placed Gilded Time mare Getback Time. An Adena Springs homebred, Shaman Ghost is the third generation of his sire line to reside among the farm's stallion roster, joining his sire Ghostzapper and recently pensioned grandsire Awesome Again.

In this edition of In The Stud, Nevills speaks to Adena Springs' Ken Wilkins about Shaman Ghost's generational ties to the farm's program, then farm manager Donald Wells shows off some weanlings from Shaman Ghost's first crop.

We hope you enjoy this feature, and we would once again like to thank our friends at EquiSport Photos.

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