Mission Impazible to Sequel New York
Friday, November 9, 2012
Mission Impazible, the multiple Grade 2-winning millionaire by Unbridled's Song, will be retired to Becky Thomas's and Dennis Narlinger's Sequel Stallions in New York for 2013

“Mission Impazible was a TDN Rising Star at Keeneland in the spring of his 2-year-old season, and a significant graded stakes winner at both 3 and 4 while facing the best of his generation,” said Randy Gullatt of Twin Creeks Racing. “I thought we were finally going to get the Grade 1 win he deserves when he lost by a nose in the Donn Handicap earlier this year, but we still have one more shot in a couple of weeks in the Clark.”

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Mission Impazible broke his maiden first-time out a 4 ½-furlong maiden special at Keeneland in April of his juvenile campaign before jumping onto the Derby Trail as a 3-year-old with a win in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds, defeating such Grade 1 winners as Drosselmeyer, Ron the Greek, Discreetly Mine and Fly Down.

Returning to the Big Easy as a 4-year-old, Mission Impazible collected another major graded victory in the $500,000 New Orleans H. (G2) over Grade 1 winner Giant Oak. He was also second in two major Grade 1s at Churchill in 2011, including falling a neck short in the prestigious Stephen Foster H. (G1) and running second to Wise Dan in the Clark (G1) to finish the season.

In 2012, Mission Impazible fell a nose short in the Donn H. (G1) at Gulfstream in his first start of the year, earning a 106 Beyer. He was also the runner-up in the New Orleans H. (G2), moving his earnings to over $1.2 million to date. Currently, Mission Impazible has been in the money in 13 of 20 starts, including 16 graded stakes – 7 of which were Grade 1s.

“'Mission' has been a thrill for us to campaign, and it really is incredible how genuine he's been every year of his career,” Gullatt added. “He's sound, he's all racehorse, and I think he's going to make a great sire.”

By Unbridled's Song, Mission Impazible is out of the Hold Your Peace mare La Paz, and is a half-brother to graded stakes winners Forest Camp and Spanish Empire. A fee for Mission Impazible will be determined and announced at a later date. For more information, call Wally Burleson at 518-537-8090 or 518-567-4884.

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