Advertisement
HomeCollectionsRapid Redux
IN THE NEWS

Rapid Redux

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2011
Rapid Redux, the 5-year-old gelded son of Pleasantly Perfect, tied the North American record for consecutive victories at 19 with a win Thursday on Laurel Park's muddy and sealed track. The win puts Rapid Redux in the company of New Mexico bred Peppers Pride and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta. “I freaked out as he was coming down the stretch,” said owner Robert Cole, Jr., a Towson native who claimed Rapid Redux for $6,250 a year ago. “It was a little tougher than I was expecting.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
Sports Digest | May 19, 2012
Horse racing 'Redux' retirement home still up in air Rapid Redux is still retired, but his retirement home has yet to be determined. On Thursday, owner Robert Cole said the horse would not race again, and trainer David Wells said Rapid Redux would be going to the Kentucky Horse Park. But Wells said Friday that he learned that the part of the Kentucky Horse Park he had been speaking to was actually the Secretariat Center, which retrains racehorses for post-racing careers.
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2011
Rapid Redux, the 5-year-old gelded son of Pleasantly Perfect, is expected to go for a record-breaking 20 th consecutive victory Monday night at Mountaineer Park in Chester, W.Va. Owned by Towson native Robert Cole Jr., Rapid Redux is tied with 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta and New Mexico-bred Peppers Pride for the North American record. Those two mare won 19 straight races over four-years.  If Rapid Redux wins, he will have set the new mark in less than a year. He's entered to run in the eighth race Monday, which has a post time of 9:55 p.m.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2012
After six months off to recover from the wear and tear of a North American record 22 straight victories, Rapid Redux will be retired next week to Kentucky Horse Park, his owner Robert Cole and trainer David Wells said. "He's perfect right now and we want him to stay that way," said Cole, a Towson native. "Why risk having him get beat. " Located outside of Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park is home to many famous horses, including Cigar, Da Horse and Funny Cide. John Henry, who was a resident, is buried there.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | October 15, 2011
Et cetera Rapid Redux wins 18th in a row, nears record Rapid Redux, owned by Towson native Robert Cole Jr. , won his 18th straight race — the eighth at Charles Town (W.Va.) Races on Friday night — and is just two away from breaking the North American record for consecutive victories. Rapid Redux covered 1 1/8 miles on the dirt in 1 minute, 51.94 seconds. College football: Senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one to lead Johns Hopkins (6-0, 5-0 Centennial Conference)
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | October 27, 2011
Rapid Redux, who has won 18 consecutive starts, can tie the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Peppers Pride with a victory today at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelding will face four rivals in the sixth race, a $20,000 starter allowance at seven furlongs, and has been made the 3-5 morning-line favorite. Post time is 3:47 p.m. HRTV will have live coverage, and the race will be streamed on drf.com. J.D. Acosta will ride Rapid Redux for the fourth consecutive race.
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff report | January 4, 2012
Rapid Redux started 2012 the way he finished last year — winning. The victory in the sixth race at Laurel Park Wednesday was the 22nd straight for the horse, who held off Awesome Rhythm. Rapid Redux paid $2.80 as the 2-5 betting favorite. Earlier in the day it was announced that Rapid Redux had earned a Special Eclipse Award and his owner, Robert Cole, will receive it later this month in Beverly Hills, Calif. "Being a local it is fun winning in front of the home crowd," said Cole, a 1981 graduate of Loch Raven High School.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | November 23, 2011
Horse racing Rapid Redux to try for most wins in one year Less than two days after Rapid Redux set the North American record with 20 consecutive wins, owner Robert Cole set another goal for his 5-year-old: most victories in a year. Eighteen of Rapid Redux's 20 straight victories have come this year; the mark is held by Citation, who won 19 of 20 starts (including the Triple Crown) in 1948. Cole, a Baltimore County native and Loch Raven graduate, said he was "leaning" toward running Rapid Redux in the $50,000 Iron Horse on Dec. 3, one of six Claiming Crown races at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.
SPORTS
Sun staff report | October 22, 2011
Racing history could be made at Laurel Park as Rapid Redux, who has won 18 consecutive starts, looks to tie the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Peppers Pride, when he starts in Thursday afternoon's 6 th race, a $20,000 starter allowance. The seven-furlong test drew seven runners, including Maryland Million Starter Handicap winner Shordzwatyadrink. Rapid Redux will start from post position six. Post time will be approximately 3:30 p.m. “It looks good,” owner Robert Cole said.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
Robert Cole Jr. has had a lot of horses over the years. Some for a day, some for a month. It's how the Towson native plays the game, claiming horses and having his horses claimed. In 2008 he owned 230 horses, and his stable won 238 races, making him the nation's top owner. "I love the horses," Cole said. "But I think of them like stocks. Some stocks you hang on to for a long time. " These days, Cole has a horse who's definitely worth holding on to. Rapid Redux, a 5-year-old gelded son of Pleasantly Perfect, has won 17 straight races and is just three wins away from breaking the North American record for consecutive victories.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | April 17, 2012
WNBA draft Terps ' Barrett, Kizer selected among top 30 Maryland point guard Anjalé Barrett and center Lynetta Kizer were selected in the top 30 of the WNBA draft Monday afternoon. Barrett was picked 26th overall and went to the Washington Mystics, to join former teammate Crystal Langhorne . Kizer went to the Tulsa Shock two picks later. Barrett finished her senior season second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in assists (4.9) and assist-turnover ratio (1.8)
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2012
Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago. "I think she planned for the horse not to do well, so she could tease and laugh at me about it forever," Thompson said. "But he turned out to be quite a horse. " Roll With Joe was recently named the United States Harness Writers Association Dan Patch Award winner as the 3-year-old pacer of the year. He was also runner-up for Horse of the Year after winning more than $1.6 million in 2011.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | January 4, 2012
Et cetera Rapid Redux fighting foot injury in bid for 22 Rapid Redux, who has not lost a race since Nov. 18, 2010, and is looking to extend his record to 22 consecutive wins, has been established as the 3-5 morning-line favorite by Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli in today's sixth race, a $17,000 starter allowance, on opening day of the racing season at Laurel Park. However, trainer David Wells revealed Tuesday afternoon that his star "grabbed a quarter" in his right front foot a few days ago. "There is a little cut on his right front foot," Wells said.
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff report | January 4, 2012
Rapid Redux started 2012 the way he finished last year — winning. The victory in the sixth race at Laurel Park Wednesday was the 22nd straight for the horse, who held off Awesome Rhythm. Rapid Redux paid $2.80 as the 2-5 betting favorite. Earlier in the day it was announced that Rapid Redux had earned a Special Eclipse Award and his owner, Robert Cole, will receive it later this month in Beverly Hills, Calif. "Being a local it is fun winning in front of the home crowd," said Cole, a 1981 graduate of Loch Raven High School.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | December 13, 2011
Rapid Redux won for the 19th time in as many starts this year, taking Tuesday's sixth race at Laurel Park by outstepping five starter allowance runners. The victory, the 21st straight for the 5-year-old, ties the modern-day United States record for victories in a calendar year, which is shared by Triple Crown winner Citation (1948) and Hall of Famer Roseben (1905). "I love the horse," owner Robert Cole said. "The trainer has done an incredible job. I feel very blessed. It's an incredible feat of luck and incredible skill by the horse.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | December 10, 2011
Et cetera 'Redux' 3-5 favorite in latest bid for history Rapid Redux has been established as the 3-5 morning-line favorite by Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli in Tuesday's sixth race, a $17,000 starter allowance. Rapid Redux, who broke the record for consecutive wins last month at Mountaineer Park with his 20th straight score, looks to tie the modern-day U.S. record for victories in a calendar year, currently shared by Citation (1948) and Roseben (1905)
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | November 21, 2011
Rapid Redux, the 5-year-old gelded son of Pleasantly Perfect, owned by Towson native Robert Cole Jr., set the North American Record for consecutive victories by winning at muddy Mountaineer Race Track in Chester, W.Va. Monday night. Rapid Redux beat Lady On Fire for his 20 th straight victory. Front running as usual, Rapid Redux won the mile race, which originally had 11 horses entered but went off with only four, by four lengths. "He went to the lead and coasted," Cole said.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | December 9, 2011
Laurel Park Rapid Redux to chase U.S. record Tuesday Rapid Redux, who broke the record for consecutive wins last month at Mountaineer Park in Chester, W.Va., with his 20th straight victory, will attempt to tie the U.S. record for victories in a calendar year when he starts in Tuesday's sixth race at Laurel Park, a $17,000 starter allowance. Post time will be about 2:55 p.m. Citation holds the single-season record with 19 wins in 20 starts in 1948, the year he captured the Triple Crown.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | November 23, 2011
Horse racing Rapid Redux to try for most wins in one year Less than two days after Rapid Redux set the North American record with 20 consecutive wins, owner Robert Cole set another goal for his 5-year-old: most victories in a year. Eighteen of Rapid Redux's 20 straight victories have come this year; the mark is held by Citation, who won 19 of 20 starts (including the Triple Crown) in 1948. Cole, a Baltimore County native and Loch Raven graduate, said he was "leaning" toward running Rapid Redux in the $50,000 Iron Horse on Dec. 3, one of six Claiming Crown races at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.