Airdrie Stud's MGSW McCraken (Ghostzapper) is represented by his first foals, including a filly out of maiden mare, Scatback (Scat Daddy), from the family of graded stakes winners Z Humor and Chip. Bred in partnership by Everything's Cricket Racing and Stonegate Stables, she was born at William and Carolyn Johnson's Stonegate Farm in Fort Edward, New York. McCraken stands at Airdrie Stud for a fee of $10,000 stands and nurses.
“This is a very pretty filly,” said Stonegate's Bill Johnson. “She is well balanced, looks fast, and is a great example of a stallion stamping his foal. She is McCraken all the way, and we are pleased to have the first one.”
Also among McCracken's initial foals, a colt out of Adele Dazeem (Unbridled's Song) was foaled at Machmer Hall in Paris, Kentucky.
“He is a big leggy colt with tremendous bone showing that McCraken was well suited to one of our Unbridled's Song mares. We are very pleased”, said Machmer Hall's Carrie Brogden.
Additionally, stakes winning Exposure produced a filly by McCraken at Millennium Farm for breeder Go-To-Toga Racing, LLC.
“We are very excited about the filly we have,” said Millennium's Zach Madden. “She has tons of quality, bone and substance. A very solid foal.”
Whitham Thoroughbreds and Ian Wilkes McCracken won the Street Sense S. and the GII Kentucky Jockey Club S. at two before adding the GIII Sam F. Davis S. at three. That season, he also took the GIII Matt Winn S. at Churchill Downs and finished second in the GI Haskell Invitational.