Thoroughbred Rapid Redux Wins 22nd Straight Race

Just as he did last time out, Thoroughbred Rapid Redux held off a stretch bid from Awesome Rhythm at Laurel Park, located in Laurel, Md., to continue his record-setting win streak, which has now reached 22 in a row.

Making his first start as a 6-year-old, Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux went wire-to-wire Jan. 4 in a $5,000 starter allowance race, winning by one length. J. D. Acosta rode the chestnut gelding for trainer David Wells.

Rapid Redux, who will be honored with a special Eclipse Award in California later this month, won 19 races in 2011 to tie Citation's modern-day United States record for victories in a single season. He also broke the record for consecutive modern-day U.S. wins with 19, surpassing Pepper's Pride and Zenyatta.

On Dec. 29, Wells announced he was seeking a retirement home for the gelding once his racing career ends in the near future. So far, Wells said, he has been contacted by CANTER South Carolina and Old Friends, and through a third party by representatives of the Kentucky Horse Park.Claimed for $6,250 in October 2010, the son of Pleasantly Perfect improved to 28-1-1 from 42 lifetime starts.

Rapid Redux, who was bred in Kentucky by Fortress Pacific Equine and is out of the Storm Cat mare Thiscatsforcaryl, improved to 6-for-6 lifetime at Laurel.

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Jason Shandler

Jason Shandler is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.

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