08/18/2016 8:20AM

Stakes winner Misty Mission dies at 19


Canadian classic winner and producer Misty Mission has died, Sam-Son Farm of Ontario recently announced. The Miswaki mare was 19.

Misty Mission made just three starts, with her signature victory coming in the Wonder Where Stakes, denying her stablemare Catch the Ring a Canadian Triple Tiara in the final leg of the series.

Retired to the illustrious Sam-Son broodmare band, she produced six winners from seven starters, led by millionaire Irish Mission, who won the Woodbine Oaks, first leg of the Triple Tiara, and the Breeders' Stakes, the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown; the filly also won three Grade 3 events. Misty Mission also produced Grade 3 winner French Beret.

Misty Mission is represented on the track by the 3-year-old Smart Mission and the unraced juvenile Mythical Mission, by Giant's Causeway. The mare's final foal is a Medaglia d'Oro yearling filly.

Like most of its major families, Sam-Son is involved with a number of branches of Misty Mission's family. The farm purchased the mare's dam, Hangin on a Star, the winner of the Breeders' Stakes, as a yearling; the mare also produced Canadian champion Comet Shine. The farm also owned Hangin on a Star's champion and champion-producing half-sister, Rainbow Connection. Two of Misty Mission's daughters, Siren's Song and Ain't No Tellin, are in the broodmare band; the latter's first foal is stakes-placed.

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