11/09/2012 8:57PM

Mission Impazible to stand at Sequel Stallions in New York


Multiple Grade 2 winner Mission Impazible will be retired by Twin Creeks Racing Stable after his planned start in the Clark Handicap on November 23 at Churchill Downs and will begin his stallion career in 2013 at Becky Thomas’ and Dennis Narlinger’s Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y. A stud fee will be announced at a later date.

A 5-year-old by Unbridled’s Song, Mission Impazible enters his final start with a record of three wins, eight seconds, and two thirds incareer 20 starts and $1,272,075 in earnings. He won the Louisiana Derby in 2010 and the New Orleans Handicap in 2011 for trainer Todd Pletcher and has twice finished a close second in Grade 1 events, losing by a neck to Pool Play in the 2011 Stephen Foster Stakes and by a nose to Hymn Book in the Donn Handicap this year. He was second to Wise Dan in the 2011 Clark Handicap.

“I thought we were finally going to get the Grade 1 win he deserves when he lost by a nose in the Donn, but we still have one more shot in a couple of weeks in the Clark,” Twin Creeks’ Randy Gullatt said.“He’s been a thrill for us to campaign, and it really is incredible how genuine he’s been every yearof his career. He’s sound, he’s all racehorse, and I think he’s going to make a great sire.”

Mission Impazible is out of the multiple stakes-winning Hold Your Peace mare La Paz and is a half-brother to Grade 2 winner and sire Forest Camp.