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  • Missy's Mirage

    Missy's Mirage was foaled on Feb. 24, 1988 at Middletown Stables in Colts Neck. Bred by Joseph and William Stavola, Inc. and owned by Middletown Stables, Missy's Mirage showed her talent early on, winning her first two starts by a combined 23 lengths. Under the direction of Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, Missy's Mirage was considered one of the best fillies and mares of her era, finishing first or second in 11 of her 13 graded stakes starts. Among her victories were Grade 1 scores in Belmont Park's Shuvee and Hempstead Handicaps. 

    The versatile mare by Stop the Music out of First Mirage, by Riva Ridge, won at distances ranging from 6 furlongs to 1 1⁄8 miles. Missy's Mirage retired with fourteen wins, eight seconds and one third with earnings of $838,894 from 28 starts.

    Missy's Mirage was inducted in the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2013

  • Zoffany

    Bred by Carpinelli and Henwood Brothers, Zoffany was foaled on May 14, 1980. His owners, Bodie and Segenhoe Ltd. and Speelman, purchased the son of Our Native—Grey Dawn Girl for $80,000 at the 1981 Keeneland September yearling sale and sent him to Great Britain to begin his racing career. After making his first nine starts overseas, Zoffany was sent back to the United States at the end of his 3-year-old season to race in California under the care of trainer John Gosden. Zoffany won stakes races each year from the ages of 3 through 7 including five in 1985. Among his notable wins were Grade 1 victories in the Hollywood Turf Cup, Sunset Handicap and San Luis Rey Stakes. His 11 stakes victories also included the Grade 3 San Marcos, Citation and Inglewood Handicaps. Twice during his 6-year-old season he set course records at Hollywood Park.

    Zoffany finished his career with fifteen wins, ten seconds and two thirds with earnings of $1,225,569 from 36 starts.

    Zoffany was inducted in the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2013


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