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