01/25/2017 2:00PM

Stronach's stallions prominent in inaugural Pegasus

Barbara D. Livingston
Shaman Ghost will start as a homebred in the Pegasus World Cup for the race's mastermind, Frank Stronach.

Frank Stronach is the mastermind behind the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at his Gulfstream Park – and his carefully constructed breeding program, out of his Adena Springs, will be well-represented in inaugural edition of the world’s richest race.

Stronach’s entry in the Pegasus Cup is homebred Shaman Ghost – a son of Stonach’s homebred Ghostzapper, who won the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic and Horse of the Year honors. Ghostzapper, by fellow Adena homebred and Classic winner Awesome Again, has fashioned a successful stud career, with runners such as champion Judy the Beauty and Grade 1-winning millionaires Moreno, Better Lucky, and Za Approval. He also is beginning to emerge as a broodmare sire, with his daughters producing the likes of newly minted champion Drefong.

Awesome Again, who won the 1998 Classic, is one of America’s elite sires and also is a fairly successful broodmare sire. In addition to Ghostzapper, he is represented in the Pegasus Cup via his daughter Medomak – dam of Donegal Racing’s challenger Keen Ice.