Champion Main Sequence Retired with Tendon Injury

Champion Main Sequence Retired with Tendon Injury

Main Sequence, who won four grade I races last year en route to honors as the Eclipse champion turf male and champion older male of 2014, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury.

The six-year-old son of Aldebaran had finished a surprising seventh as the favorite in the United Nations Stakes (gr. I) on July 5th, a race he had won in 2014. Subsequent examinations after the race revealed his injury, and led to his retirement.

Trained by Graham Motion for Flaxman Holdings, Main Sequence retires with a record of 9 wins, 3 seconds, and 3 third from 21 starts, with earnings of $3,428,666. His biggest victory came in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. I), in which he rallied to defeat a top-notch field that included the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) runner-up Flintshire.

Celebrate Main Sequence’s amazing career by reliving his victory in the 2014 Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga:

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