Mike Hennessy reached a career milestone this afternoon. In the first race on the opening card of Century Downsí meet, he scored the 500th win of his career.
The win came with his father, Rodís, Authentic Pizzazz who crossed the wire in 2:06.3 over the track rated sloppy. He added two more wins on the card capturing the third race with Thats It, a Dragon Again three-year-old filly also trained by his dad.
Two races later he was back in the winnerís circle with Mach Away, a seven-year-old mare by Mach Three who won in 1:59.1. That mare is also trained by Rod who won the ninth race with Blue Star Maverick to give his stable a four peat on the afternoon. Mike was a close second in that race with stablemate Outlaw Deacon Jim.
Itís a hard won victory for Hennessy who fought a lot of demons to get to his current position. That story may be read here.