Stakes Winner Visitant Retired To California’s Arroyo Vista Farm – Horse Racing News


Visitant wins the Holiday Cheer Stakes at Turfway Park.

Visitant, a multiple stakes winner of 11 races in 20 career starts, a track record holder, and earnings of over $676,000 by Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career in 2023 at Arroyo Vista Farm in Southern California.

Visitant is a homebred owned by Henry Williamson of Williamson Racing LLC, and has been part of the generationally successful Thoroughbreds campaigned in California and Kentucky under those silks. The 7-year-old horse by Ghostzapper is out of the black-type-mare, Peppermint Lounge, by Distorted Humor, who had four wins in six starts herself for Williamson Racing and trainer Carla Gaines in Southern California.

Visitant’s stud fee is set at an introductory rate of $2,500 live foal stand and nurse guarantee.

“Visitant is our number one earning homebred male horse of all time and leads all runners in number of wins. He has been versatile, winning stakes races from six furlongs to a 1-1/8 with success on dirt and synthetic tracks, earning multiple triple digit Beyer figures on both surfaces, while hitting the board 16 out of his 20 starts,” said owner Henry Williamson.

“We are excited to have him coming back to California” said Arroyo Vista farm manager Miguel “Mike” Jimenez, “We all felt this was good timing to bring Visitant back as we have many clients interested in breeding their quality mares to him, and the desirable Ghostzapper sire line.”

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