Shaman Ghost (Ghostzapper–Getback Time, by Gilded Time), a two-time Grade I winner and Canadian champion 3-year-old colt for Stronach Stables, will stand his first season at stud in California at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC for the 2018 breeding season, it was announced late Thursday evening. 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. The Stronach family owns two racetracks in California, Golden Gate Fields in 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,” Stronach said. “It is necessary that there are enough quality horses in California. The racehorse industry is a 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.”
Bred in Ontario by the Stronach Family’s Adena Springs, Shaman Ghost is out the multiple stakes-placed Gilded Time mare Getback Time. The Jimmy Jerkens trainee retires with a record of 17-8-3-2 and earnings of $3,859,311. His career highlights include wins in the 2016 GI Woodward S. and 2017 GI Santa Anita H., as well as a runner-up effort behind champion Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) in the inaugural GI Pegasus World Cup S. last year.
“Shaman Ghost is a multiple Grade I stakes winner who obviously liked Santa Anita, having won the GI Santa Anita H.,” 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.”