Bred: Live Oak Stud (Ky.)
Dam: Win Approval, by With Approval
Za Approval broke his maiden at Saratoga, before winning two allowance races at Gulfstream and another at Belmont. Heading into 2013 he placed fourth in the Grade 3 Canadian Turf Stakes, but brought home a win just a month later in the Grade 3 Appleton Stakes at Gulfstream. At Monmouth he won the Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes, then placed second in both the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile Stakes and Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes. The Ghostzapper gelding finished out the 2013 season with a win in the Grade 3 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park and a second place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Mile.