Anne M. Eberhardt

First Winner, Stakes Winner for Ghostzapper

2004 Horse of the Year stands at Adena Springs Farm.

Steeplechase Farm's Golden Ghost became the first winner and first stakes winner for 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper  when he finished in a dead heat for win with Toboggan Slide in the $75,000 First State Dash Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 22 (VIDEO) . The First State Dash was restricted to Delaware bred or certified 2-year-olds.

Toboggan Slide and Golden Ghost, with Jeremy Rose aboard for trainer Michael Gorham, finished 5 3/4 lengths in front of Phil’s Prospect, the 8-to-5 favorite in the field of 10. The final time was: 59.07 over a sloppy sealed track. The First State Dash was the first career victory for Golden Ghost in three career outings with earnings of $30,700.

Ghostzapper, a son of Awesome Again  who raced for Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs, stands at Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., where his 2009 fee was $125,000.