03/10/2018 2:40PM

Shaman Ghost switching California stud farms

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost

Shaman Ghost, a Grade 1 winner and Canadian champion, has been relocated to Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, Calif., for the remainder of the 2018 breeding season and will stand for an advertised fee of $7,500.

The 6-year-old son of Ghostzapper was retired in December and initially stood at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., for a fee of $10,000. In late February, the horse’s owner and breeder, Adena Springs, reduced his fee to $7,500, retroactive to any contracts signed before the price change.

Shaman Ghost won eight of 17 starts for earnings of $3,859,311, making him the second-highest-earning Canadian-bred of all time behind his paternal grandsire, Awesome Again, another homebred by Frank Stronach of Adena Springs.

His victories included the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, Grade 1 Woodward Stakes, Grade 2 Brooklyn Invitational, and Grade 3 Pimlico Special. He ran second to Arrogate in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational last year. Shaman Ghost was named Canada’s champion 3-year-old male in 2015 after winning the Queen’s Plate and the Grade 3 Marine Stakes and finishing second in the Prince of Wales Stakes.

Bred at Stronach’s Adena Springs North base in Ontario, Shaman Ghost is out of the stakes-placed Gilded Time mare Getback Time, who is the dam of two winners from three runners. His extended family includes Grade 3 winner Deputy G and stakes winners Shay, Lookin Like a Lady, and Bestdressed.