Grade II winner Mach Ride was been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2011 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla. The 7-year-old Florida-bred will stand for $2,000 live foal.
A leading Florida sprinter for George and Karen Russell’s Rustlewood Farm, Mach Ride captured the $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Race Course in 2007 and earned a 109 Beyer Speed Figure in the process. His time of 1:09.89 for the six furlongs is the fastest in the last five runnings.
Mach Ride was precocious from the start. He began his career with four consecutive wins, including a victory in the Valid Video Stakes, and then ran second in the $300,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. II), earning a 103 Beyer.
A stakes performer three straight years, Mach Ride captured three stakes and placed in five other added-money events, including consecutive runnings of the Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III). He was retired with six wins from 18 starts and earnings of $640,050.
Mach Ride is by long time leading Florida sire Pentelicus out of the multiple stakes-producing mare April Invitation, who is by veteran Florida leading sire Formal Dinner.
“He's a Florida original, both top and bottom, that possessed the speed and quality to compete with anybody over several racing seasons,” said Bridlewood general manager George Isaacs. “I think breeders that come see him in person will like him because, physically, he's a spitting image of Pentelicus.”