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Mizdirection

Mizdirection

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
Mike Smith
Trainer: 
Mike Puype
Owner: 
Jungle Racing LLC & W Strauss & J Grohs & B Beljak & KMN Racing LLC et al.
Breeder: 
Joseph J. Perrotta

Mizdirection did the near impossible when she captured the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) — she left her co-owner almost speechless. That feat was no small task because that owner is Jim Rome, who makes his living as a sports broadcaster.

The moment was a crowning achievement for both Mizdirection and Rome who was serving as a celebrity ambassador to promote the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. He was so enthralled by the dark gray’s triumph that he kissed her sweaty face as she entered the winner’s circle.

Even better, Mizdirection, a Kentucky bred daughter of Mizzen Mast, trained by Mike Puype, returned for her 5-year-old season and won the Turf Sprint again. Coming into to defend her title, Mizdirection had won three stakes races early in 2013, but made had not started since finishing fifth in the Just a Game Stakes at Belmont Park in June. On Breeders’ Cup Saturday under Mike Smith, though, she was her old self, coming five wide into the stretch to prevail by a half-length over Renegotzip and Tightendtouchdown, who dead-heated for second. She improved her remarkably consistent career record to 12 wins in 17 starts.

Two days later, Mizdirection was sold to Madore International for $2.7 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Replay

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  • 2013 Turf Sprint
  • 2012 Turf Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2013 GEICO Turf Sprint
2012 Turf Sprint

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Mizdirection
Mizzen Mast
Cozzene
Caro (IRE)
Ride the Trails
Kinema
Graustark
Mrs. Peterkin
Deceptive
Clever Trick
Icecapade
Kankakee Miss
Subtle Wave
Wavering Monarch
Limbus

Career Highlights

April 19, 2008
Born.
May 8, 2011
Wins her first race at Hollywood Park.
November 3, 2012
Wins Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
November 2, 2013
Wins Breeders' Cup GEICO Turf Sprint.
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
April 19, 2008
Born.

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