11/15/2017 3:52PM

Ghostzapper to stand for $85,000 at Adena Springs in 2018

Barbara D. Livingston
Ghostzapper's fee will be raised to $85,000 for 2018.

Hall of Famer Ghostzapper will stand for an increased fee of $85,000, and his sire Awesome Again will remain at a private fee for 2018 at Adena Springs’s flagship Kentucky farm, which could see changes in the coming year.

Adena owner Frank Stronach announced in October that he would put his Kentucky farm up for sale, with plans to expand his breeding operation into other states. At the time, he said the nine stallions on the roster would remain in Kentucky for the 2018 season, with any decisions on stallions moving to other states to be made following the breeding season. He also indicated that he was willing to work with potential buyers of the farm regarding options to keep the stallions standing in Kentucky.

Ghostzapper's 2018 fee is up from its advertised mark of $75,000 this season. He was represented this year by multiple Grade 1 winners Paulassilverlining and Shaman Ghost, as well as graded stakes winners Faypien, Gamble's Ghost, Ghost Hunter, Iliad, McCraken, and Proctor's Ledge.

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Ghostzapper and Awesome Again are among the keystones of Stronach's breeding program, which is evident through the rest of the stallion roster. Awesome Again's half-brother Macho Uno will stand for $15,000. Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, a son of Macho Uno, has his first yearlings this year and will stand for $10,000. Current freshman sire City Wolf, a half-brother to Ghostzapper, will stand for $4,000.

Adena Springs said in a release that Shaman Ghost's status for a full 2018 campaign was still being determined, and that a stud fee would be announced at the time of his retirement. The horse returned to the work tab with two breezes this month, after a tie-back throat procedure in August to help him breathe more efficiently. Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Shaman Ghost will be shipped to Florida, and could run this winter at Gulfstream Park.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Point of Entry, standing for $20,000, and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, standing for $7,500, are both top 20 freshman sires for Adena. Point of Entry's first crop includes stakes winner Glamanation; Fort Larned's runners are led by stakes winner Blonde Bomber, third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Adena's Kentucky roster is rounded out by Capo Bastone at $4,000, and North Light for a private fee.