Tuesday, March 27 2012

Mission Impazible ‘On a Mission’ for University of Kentucky

NEW ORLEANS (Monday, March 26, 2012) – When New Orleans Handicap (Gr. II) contender Mission Impazible arrives at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Wednesday, a set of royal blue silks will accompany him. Emblazoned with the slogan “GO BIG BLUE” on the back and with the University of Kentucky logo on the front, the silks are a departure from the ordinary for Randy Gullatt and Steve Davison’s Kentucky-based Twin Creeks Racing Stables, whose horses usually run under lime green with chocolate diamonds on front and sleeves – the colors Mission Impazible carried to victory in the 2011 New Orleans Handicap and the 2010 Louisiana Derby.

But this will be no typical weekend for Kentuckians, as the top-seeded Wildcats visit New Orleans to take on bitter rival Louisville in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. With Kentucky scheduled to play Saturday afternoon and Mission Impazible running on Sunday, let there be no doubt as to where the Twin Creeks loyalties lie.

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