Visitant (Ghostzapper–Peppermint Lodge, by Distorted Humor), a five-time stakes winner and twice placed at the graded-stakes level, has been retired and will enter stud this season at Arroyo Vista Farm in California.
A homebred owned by Henry Williamson of Williamson Racing LLC, the 7-year-old was an 11-time winner from 20 starts overall including the 2021 Kentucky Club Classic, and he was also on the board behind Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man) in the GIII Affirmed S. and was runner-up to Maxfield (Street Sense) in the GII Alysheba S. Visitant retires with earnings of $676,927.
“Visitant is our number one earning homebred male horse of all-time and leads all runners in number of wins,” said owner Henry Williamson. “He has been so 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.”
Added Arroyo Vista Farm Manager Miguel ‘Mike’ Jimenez, “We are excited to have him coming back to California. 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.”