Twin Creeks Supports Graydar and Mission Impazible
Friday, November 8, 2013
Source: TDN

Twin Creeks Farm and Taylor Made Stallions announced yesterday that the Grade I winner Graydar (Unbridled's Song) will be retired to his late sire's former residence, and Twin Creeks' Randy Gullatt didn't wait long to purchase some mares to breed to the 4-year old. Included was yesterday's sale topper, Little Bug (Dixie Union--Gin Running, by Go For Gin), who was knocked down late in the session for $410,000. She sold as hip 750; Gainesway was the underbidder. Offered by Neal Clarke and Conor Doyle's Bedouin Bloodstock, agent for Edward and Theresa DeNike, Little Bug was in foal on an Apr. 3 cover to Tiznow, and the resulting offspring will be closely bred to her talented half-siblings, the Grade II winner Tizfiz and SW & GISP Fury Kapcori, both by Tiznow. Little Bug is also a full-sister to SW Dixie Commander. Horse of the Year Favorite Trick (Phone Trick) is under the third dam. "I thought this was an exceptional mare," said Gullatt. "We just retired Graydar to stud, and I thought this was a star mare for the horse. I love the fact that Tiznow has worked well with the family, and we're excited about the foal she's carrying, but most of all I think she'll be perfect for Graydar." A winner of five of six lifetime, Graydar won this season's GI Donn H., GII New Orleans H. and GII Kelso Invitational S. 

 Twin Creeks stands another son of Unbridled's Song in Mission Impazible, who resides at Sequel Stallions in New York, and has been very active in supporting that graded stakes winner, who like Graydar, was trained by Todd Pletcher. Gullatt said Twin Creeks will be similarly bullish in backing Graydar. "We've bought four mares here for Mission Impazible, and two for Graydar," said Gullatt. AWe're supporting both heavily--it's all chips in!"

Gullatt also signed for hip 731 yesterday, the stakes winner Justenufappeal (Exchange Rate--Hasty Appeal, by World Appeal), who went for $140,000 and was another tabbed for Graydar. The 5-year-old mare was carrying a member from the first crop of To Honor and Serve (Bernardini) and is a half to GSW Dr. Park (Honor Grades), SW & GSP Kelly Leak (Runaway Groom) and GSP Privilaged (Southern Image).

"We're believers in runners," added Gullatt. When asked how he was finding the market, he commented, "One word: strong."

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