Yonkers, NY — Mach it a Par (Jason Bartlett, $2.80) went out a winner Friday night (Dec. 13th).
The millionairess, profiled earlier this week, handily notched career win number 53 at her second home, Yonkers Raceway.
Undeterred by pouring rain and a pared-down field of five rivals in the $22,000, second-race pace, odds-on Mach it a Par—from post position two—retook early from Bellatricks (Brent Holland). She eventually widened in a ‘sloppy’ 1:54.1. The final margin was 4-1/2 lengths over Annabeth (Jordan Stratton), with Bellatricks, Line Dancer (Eric Goodell) and Jewels Forreal (Matt Kakaley) rounded out the payees.
For Mach it a Par, a 9-year-old daughter of Mach Three co-owned by D’Elegance Stable IX, Carmen Iannacone, T L P Stable and the Gandolfo Stables and trained by Richard Banca, it was her seventh win in 36 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $8.90, the triple returned $27.40 and the superfecta paid $9,150.
Mach it a Par ended her career with 182 starts, 53 wins, 29 seconds and 30 thirds ($1,152,767). The plan is for the lass to be bred to a to-be-determined New York stallion,
After her final race night, Mach it a Par was given an official sendoff in the paddock, surrounded by her connections and racing officials and complete with a congratulatory sign.
Bartlett, meanwhile, won five of the night’s 11 races to grab a six-win lead (423-417) over the idle George Brennan with three programs left in the local season.