RAPID REDUX UPDATE

(Edited from TDN) According to the Thoroughbred Daily News, Rapid Redux, who won again yesterday at Laurel Park, did not set a single season record for consecutive wins as previously reported.  Although, the 5-year-old gelding was winning his 19th race of the year, which ties the number of single season victories of both Citation and Roseben, who accomplished in 1948 and 1905, respectively, he did not eclipse the record for wins in a season which is held by Donald Macdonald, who won 22 of his 36 starts in 1913.

That said, Rapid Redux’s accomplishments still rank in the upper echelon of equine achievements and his efforts are clearly appreciated by his connections. 
“I love the horse,” owner Robert Cole, Jr. said. “The trainer [David Wells] has done an incredible job. I feel very blessed. It’s an incredible feat of luck and incredible skill by the horse. My dad talked about Citation all the time, and it’s amazing–here we are at 19 with Citation. There is no way you could ever imagine claiming a horse for $6,000 that would be mentioned in the same breath as Citation. It is more than a million to one. I know that and do not take it for granted.”

Rapid Redux was haltered out of $6,250 claimer at Penn National in October of 2010 and has lost only one start–his third effort for Wells last November–in 24 subsequent starts. He has earned $256,384 during the stretch while winning at seven different tracks and racing from five furlongs to 1 1/8 miles.