Adena Springs announced today Shaman Ghost will stand his first season in California at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC for the 2018 breeding season. His stud fee will be $10,000, live foal stands and nurses. There will be special consideration for young stakes-winning mares at a reduced stud fee of $7,500, live foal stands and nurses.
Frank Stronach has spent some time over the last few weeks in California and has visited numerous quality farms where Shaman Ghost could have entered stud. The primary factor for standing him at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is that it is centrally located, having a very large mare population within the Santa Ynez area.
The Stronach family owns two racetracks in California, Golden Gate Fields near San Francisco and Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
“We as a family need to demonstrate California racing is very important for the state of California,” Frank Stronach said. “It is necessary that there are enough quality horses in California. The racehorse industry is very beneficial economically for the state of California. The horse industry currently is responsible for 50,000 jobs, directly and indirectly, and the Stronach family wants to work together with breeders, owners and trainers to increase these values. Together, we can improve horse racing and create thousands of additional jobs.
“Shaman Ghost is a multiple Grade 1 stakes winner who obviously liked Santa Anita, having won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap.” Stronach continued. “The Stronach family's commitment to California is to improve and preserve the beautiful race tracks. Without a large quality horse population, the race tracks cannot exist. By sending Shaman Ghost to California, we want to demonstrate that, besides owning the racetracks, we also will do our share to breed and race in California.”
Shaman Ghost, bred by eight-time Eclipse Award-winning breeder Adena Springs, won eight of 17 races, including two G1 – the Woodward at Saratoga and the Santa Anita Handicap – and the Canadian classic, the Queen's Plate. The son of Ghostzapper earned $3,859,311.
For inquiries for mares submissions, please contact Mike Allen 805-331-8268 at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Ken Wilkins 859-699-4887 or Dermot Carty 416-518-1449 at Adena Springs.
Video of Shaman Ghost's Woodward victory..
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