Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: No Disappearing Act for Ghostzapper

When Ghostzapper was retired to stud in late 2005, the sky seemed the limit for his potential as a stallion.  After a career in which the son of Awesome Again won 9 of 11 races, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Met Mile, the Woodward and three other graded stakes, Adena Springs saw fit to […]

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Better Lucky gets first stakes win in Belmont’s Sands Point

Darley Stable homebred Better Lucky held off the fast-closing Regalo Mia by a nose in Monday’s Grade 2 Sands Point at Belmont Park, getting a perfect trip under jockey Eddie Castro to score her first stakes victory. The daughter of Ghostzapper from the Seeking the Gold mare Sahara Gold saved ground from her rail post […]

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Hall of Fame inductees: Ghostzapper, Velazquez, Attfield, Wheeler

Ghostzapper, the 2004 Horse of the Year, jockey John Velazquez and trainers Roger Attfield and Robert Wheeler have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. The class of 2012 will be inducted on Friday, Aug. 10, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony is […]

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Finley: Why Ghostzapper won’t get my Hall of Fame vote

At, turf writer Bill Finley explains why he won’t be casting a vote for Ghostzapper to be inducted into the racing Hall of Fame, even though the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner “had as much talent as any to race over the last three decades.” Finley says, quite simply, Ghostzapper didn’t run enough, and he’s […]

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Awesome Again stays at $50,000, heads Adena 2012 roster

Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm has released their 2012 stallion fees. In Kentucky, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again will continue to stand for $50,000, with his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper remaining at $20,000. Macho Uno will again stand for $15,000 as will Einstein at $7,500. At Adena Springs Canada, the 2012 fees […]

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Awesome Again recovering from colic surgery

Awesome Again, the leading active sire of Breeders’ Cup Winners, is recuperating from colic surgery performed early this morning at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington. “Awesome Again had an exploratory celiotomy the morning of 9/13/11 for a strangulating lipoma (fatty tumor) of the small colon,” attending surgeon Dr. Alan Ruggles said. “At this […]

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McGrath: Frankel’s ‘duty’ is the Breeders’ Cup Classic

In his column at Britain’s The Independent, Chris McGrath writes that trainer Sir Henry Cecil should seriously consider running Frankel in this year’s Breeders’ Cup and not in the Mile but in the Classic.  So far, Cecil has suggested Frankel will wrap up his year in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot October 15, […]

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Giauque: Stallion owners should resolve to never…stand new stallions for proven stallion fees

Bill Giauque, in his column for, lays out some resolutions for the Thoroughbred industry. Among them, Giauque points out the over inflation of the stallion market. “Who wants the embarrassment of standing Ghostzapper for $200,000 or Smarty Jones for $100,000?”

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Adena Springs Announces 2011 Stud Fees for Kentucky, Canada and New York Stallions

Press Release   Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm released their 2011 stallion fees today.    In Kentucky, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again will stand for $50,000, and his son, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper will stand for $20,000. Macho Uno’s fee will be $15,000 and Einstein will stand for $7,500. Both Giacomo and […]

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