• Jockey
    Mike Smith
  • Trainer
    Mike Puype
  • Owner
    Jungle Racing LLC
  • Breeder
    Joseph J. Perrotta
  • Sire
    Mizzen Mast
  • Dam

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.

Previous Races

November 02, 2013GEICO Breeders' Cup Turf SprintSANTA ANITA PARK11
June 08, 2013Longines Just a Game S.BELMONT PARK15
April 13, 2013Las Cienegas S.SANTA ANITA PARK31
February 18, 2013Buena Vista S.SANTA ANITA PARK21
January 06, 2013Monrovia S.SANTA ANITA PARK21
November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup Turf SprintSANTA ANITA PARK11
May 27, 2012Great Lady M S.BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK 2
April 14, 2012Las Cienegas H.SANTA ANITA PARK 1
February 25, 2012Clocker's Corner H.SANTA ANITA PARK 1
January 02, 2012Monrovia S.SANTA ANITA PARK31
December 04, 2011 HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
October 22, 2011Lexus Raven Run S.KEENELAND23
August 19, 2011Sandy Blue H.DEL MAR 1
July 24, 2011San Clemente H.DEL MAR22
June 18, 2011Manhattan Beach S.HOLLYWOOD PARK 2
May 08, 2011 HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
March 12, 2011 SANTA ANITA PARK 2