Stronach Relocating Ghostzapper, Two Other Stallions To Hill ‘n’ Dale At Xalapa

Hill ‘n’ Dale announced on Saturday that Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, along with Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man and five-time Grade 1 winner Point of Entry will join the roster at the farm’s new stallion complex at John Sikura’s recently renovated Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa outside of Paris, Ky.

The three stallions previously stood at Adena Springs near Paris.

Frank Stronach, the mastermind of Adena Springs, a multiple Eclipse Award winning breeder and owner, said, “I have known John since he was a young man in Canada and his rise as a preeminent horseman is something I respect very much. Two of the sires we are relocating to his new facility represent the epitome of what we have looked to achieve with our racing and breeding operations.

“My focus has always been to win big races on big race days with horses whose performance and genetic prowess would give them a license to influence the breed,” Stronach added. “Homebred Horse of the Year and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Ghostzapper is the best horse we’ve bred to date. Bobby Frankel called him the best horse he’d ever trained. He is the son of our Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Awesome Again. The power of his pedigree has made the performance of Ghostzapper’s progeny predictable and outstanding. By virtually every metric, he has proven to be a standout as a sire. His percent stakes winners rank him among the elite stallions in the breed and he has a higher A Runner Index than Into Mischief, Candy Ride, and Quality Road.

“Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Mucho Macho Man is another Breeders’ Cup winner who is by a Breeders’ Cup winner that we bred and raced,” Stronach added. “His two Grade 1 winners in 2020 prove his ability to sire the type of runner that we are all looking to campaign.

“Anyone who has seen the work that John Sikura has done at his new facility at Xalapa will know that it was born from a respect for the land and a passion for excellence,” said Stronach. “We are partners in this venture and I have no doubt that the great legacy of Ghostzapper will be enhanced under his care.”

“These three new additions to our roster for 2021 are significant,” said Sikura. “Ghostzapper has sired five champions and 12 Grade 1 winners. He is a broodmare sire of huge importance being the broodmare sire of Triple Crown winner Justify. He was a peerless racehorse whose breathtaking performances captured the imagination. We will support him with top mares and we expect breeders will do the same. It is an honor to stand such a great sire. Point of Entry was a serious racehorse who comes from a deep Phipps family and the best is yet to come with him. Mucho Macho Man is a stallion that the more you study, the more you love. He is the sire of Grade 1 Pegasus winner Mucho Gusto as well as Mucho Unusual, winner of the Grade 1 Rodeo Drive at Santa Anita.”

The 2021 fees for the three stallions are as follows:

–Ghostzapper – $85,000 LFSN
–Point of Entry – $7,500 LFSN
–Mucho Macho Man – $7,500 LFSN

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