On Monday night, Nov. 21, 2011 at Mountaineer Park, PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s son Rapid Redux did something that’s never before been done in modern North American racing–win his 20th straight race. The gutsy gelding entered the night tied with living legend Zenyatta and the New Mexico-bred Peppers Pride with 19 consecutive wins and was looking to etch his name in the record books for owner Robert Cole, Jr., trainer David Wells and jockey Deshawn Parker.
Taking his customary spot at the head of affairs, the 5-year-old clipped off sensible fractions and, once given his head in the stretch, glided clear to an easy four-length win. “Rapid Redux knew exactly what to do,” Parker told the Thoroughbred Times. “I can’t tell you how great a feeling it is to ride a great horse like this.” The victory improved Rapid Redux’s 2011 record to 18-for-18, which puts him one win away from Citation’s all-time consecutive win record in a season. Rapid Redux has now won 26 of 40 lifetime starts and earned $342,229. PLEASANTLY PERFECT is the sire of, among others, G1 Breeders’ Cup F/M Turf winner Shared Account, champion Silverside and MGSW Cozi Rosie.
We congratulate them!