Georgetown, KY – On Friday June 1 st Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement facility in Georgetown, hosted a welcome reception and press conference for media and fans to meet new retiree Rapid Redux. Despite rainstorms and a drastic drop in temperature, About 35 journalists, photographers, and fans–some from as far away as New York– came out to see the 6-year-old gelding that holds the modern North American record for consecutive wins by a Thoroughbred. In January of this year, Rapid Redux, a Kentucky bred, earned his 22 nd victory at Laurel Park before he was retired from racing. He bested the 19-race win streaks set by Peppers Pride and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta by three. Claimed for $6,250 in 2010 by owner Robert Cole, Jr and trained by David Wells, Rapid Redux finished his career with 28 wins from 42 lifetime starts
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Article excerpt posted on Sidelinesnews.com from Tails & Trails.