Rapid Redux retired to Old Friends
|Rapid Redux rounded out an amazing 22-race win streak at Laurel Park in January
(Maryland Jockey Club/Jim McCue)
Rapid Redux, the extraordinary racehorse who holds the modern North American
record of 22 consecutive wins, will be permanently pensioned at
Old Friends, the
Thoroughbred Retirement Center near Georgetown, Kentucky.
Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement
Saturday that the six-year-old gelding will arrive at the organization's
Georgetown farm on Wednesday.
Rapid Redux will be coming from trainer David Wells' farm near Penn National
courtesy of Morrissey's Horse Pullmans of Pawling, New York.
To celebrate the horse's arrival, a press conference will be held at Old
Friends's Dream Chase Farm on Friday at 11 a.m. (EDT). The farm is located at
1841 Paynes Depot Road in Georgetown, Kentucky.
In December of 2011, Rapid Redux won an $8,000 claiming race at Penn National
and set off a win streak that continued into early 2012. The son of Pleasantly
Perfect earned his 22nd consecutive victory at Laurel Park before retiring in
January. His straight victories exceeded the 19-race win streaks of Peppers
Pride and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta.
Rapid Redux was awarded a Special Eclipse Award in 2011 for his significant
Claimed for $6,250 in 2010 by owner Robert Cole Jr. and trained by Wells,
Rapid Redux finished his career with 28 wins from 42 lifetime starts. His
earnings total $361,609.
"We're very grateful to David Wells for allowing us to retire Rapid Redux at
Old Friends," Blowen said. "This durable, tenacious Eclipse Award winner will be
accessible to his fans every day. It makes everyone here at Old Friends very
For more information about Rapid Redux or any of the retirees at Old Friends
contact the farm at 502-863-1775. Old Friends is a non-profit organization that
cares for more than 117 retired racehorses.
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