Trainer David J. Wells has been sentenced to five years intermediate punishment, with the first three months in prison, for his role in rigging races by giving drugs to horses racing at Penn National Race Course.
- Chestnut Colt
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For the third time, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is among six horses on the ballot for this year's Secretariat Vox Populi Award.
Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Cheney, the Vox Populi Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.
Jockey J.D. Acosta reached a milestone of 2,500 career victories when he guided Haywired to victory in the second race at Laurel Park Sept. 28.
- By Steve Haskin
Only in Thoroughbred racing can one of the greatest champions in the history of the sport share the same stage with a former $5,000 claimer from Penn National. read blog
Daily Racing Form has announced the release of Old Friends magazine, designed to raise funds for the Old Friends retirement center based in Georgetown, Ky., and with a division in New York.
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky., hosted a welcome reception and press conference for media and fans to meet new retiree Rapid Redux June 1 .
Rapid Redux, who established the modern North American record of 22 consecutive wins in January, will be permanently pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, KY.
Rapid Redux, winner of 22 straight races from December 2010 through early this year to set the North American record for most consecutive victories, has been retired.
Chad Harmon, photographer for The Blood-Horse, is one of three individuals that will be honored with a Preakness media award at the Alibi Breakfast in Pimlico Race Course's Terrace Dining Room May 17.
The Maryland Horse Industry Board honors Rapid Redux with a monthly "Touch of Class" award during a "Night of Maryland Horse Racings Champions" March 20 in Baltimore.
Rapid Redux, the winner of 22 consecutive races, was honored at Laurel Park Feb. 18 with a winner's circle presentation.
David Wells, the trainer of record-setting horse Rapid Redux, donated items of Rapid Redux to the R.A.C.E. Fund organization to be auctioned off to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rehabilitation.
The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux Feb. 18 at Laurel Park. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago, and took home a pair of national awards.
A day after it was announced that Rapid Redux would receive the Special Eclipse Award for his accomplishments in 2011, the 5-year-old chestnut was named winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award.
Just as he did last time out, Rapid Redux held off a stretch bid from Awesome Rhythm at Laurel Park to continue his record-setting win streak, which has now reached 22 in a row.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, winner of 19 consecutive Thoroughbred races in 2011, will be honored with the Special Eclipse Award during ceremonies Jan. 16.
Rapid Redux has been established as the 3-5 morning line favorite Jan. 4 at Laurel Park, however trainer David Wells revealed that his star "grabbed a quarter" in his right front foot a few days ago and his status is in doubt
Rapid Redux will go for his 22nd consecutive victory when he goes in a $17,000 starter allowance Jan. 4 at Laurel Park. The Wednesday card is opening day of the 2012 Laurel Park winter meeting.
As retirement looms for Rapid Redux, the trainer of the horse that tied Citation's modern day record for most wins in a year is seeking a retirement home for the 5-year-old gelding.
Online voting is now open for the second annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and excellence resounded most with the public.
Rapid Redux tied the modern-day United States record for wins in a single season Dec. 13, as he went wire-to-wire in a $5,000 starter allowance race at Laurel Park.
Racing history could be made at Laurel Park Dec. 13, as Rapid Redux looks to tie the modern all-time United States record for victories in a calendar year when he starts in the sixth race, a $17,000 starter allowance.
Voting is under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association web site, www.ntra.com, for the 13th annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 12 images, drawn from the year's events.
- By Tom LaMarra
The accomplishments of the gelding and his connections are remarkable in their own way. read blog
Rapid Redux wins his 20th consecutive race Nov. 21 under the lights at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will face four foes in his bid the evening of Nov. 21 to set the all-time modern North American record for consecutive victories. The gelding was pre-entered for the Dec. 3 Claiming Crown.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, in search of a record 20 wins in a row, has been entered in a Nov. 21 starter allowance event at one mile at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.
The story of Rapid Redux -- winner of 19 straight from December 2010 through October 2011 -- points out the importance of consistent placement at a level at which he can compete.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux tied the United States record for consecutive wins, notching his 19th straight in a starter allowance race at muddy Laurel Park Oct. 27.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will attempt to tie the North American record for consecutive victories when he faces four other horses in a starter allowance test at Laurel Park Oct. 27.
Racing history could be made Oct. 27 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 in a $20,000 starter allowance race.
Keeneland, Calder, and Woodbine highlight this week in photos. View Slideshow
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux withstood challenges from two opponents through the first mile and then drew away to win his 18th race in a row Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Rapid Redux can move to within one win of the modern day record for consecutive victories when he faces a starter allowance field on the night of Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux won't continue his assault on the North American record for consecutive victories Sept. 30 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, who has won his last 17 starts, is entered Sept. 30 in another starter allowance event at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.
Winter Memories, Rapid Redux, the Keeneland Sales, and more. View Slideshow
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux popped the gate and never looked back en route to his 17th consecutive victory Sept. 16 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Rapid Redux will attempt to win his 17th consecutive race Sept. 16 when he goes to post in a $20,000 starter allowance test at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.
With his front-running 6 1/2-length victory at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Rapid Redux joined a couple of all-time greats with his 16th consecutive victory Sept. 4.
Rapid Redux held off several challengers en route to a game 15th consecutive victory when he won a 1 1/16-mile starter allowance event at Thistledown Aug. 22.
- By Esther Marr
A hard-knocking 5-year-old gelding, Rapid Redux has won 14 straight races. read blog
Bo Hirsch's Papa Clem, fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I) and sixth in the Preakness Gr. I), is looking to get back on the winning track in the $175,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park July 11
|Trainer||David J. Wells|
|Jockey||J. D. Acosta|
|Owner||Robert L. Cole, Jr.|
|Breeder||Fortress Pacific Equine, LLC|
|Rapid Redux View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pleasantly Perfect||Pleasant Colony|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kelly Breen, agent for K&G Stables||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Fortress Pacific Equine||$85,000|