John Velazquez after his Breeders’ Cup Turf victory aboard Main Sequence.
Champion Main Sequence will join Monmouth Park’s Hall of Champions when the racetrack kicks off its 72nd season of racing this Saturday, May 13.
A Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. homebred, Main Sequence began his career in Europe where he won his first four starts before finishing second in the 2012 Epsom Derby. After a winless 2013, the son of Aldebaran from the Pivotal mare Ikat was gelded and sent to the United States.
Under the tutelage of trainer H. Graham Motion, Main Sequence flourished state-side, winning four-straight Grade 1’s in 2014: United Nations, Sword Dancer, Turf Classic and Breeders’ Cup Turf. Those feats earned him an Eclipse Award as champion Male Turf Horse and a finalist for Horse of the Year.
“He’s certainly a fitting member of our Hall of Champions,” said Robert Kulina, president of Darby Development LLC, operators of Monmouth Park. “His last-to-first win in the 2014 United Nations was one of the best runs that race has ever seen. We’re honored to place him alongside the best of the best ever to compete at the Jersey Shore.”
From 21 career starts, Main Sequence racked up a resume of 9-3-3, good for earnings of $ 3,428,666. He was retired from racing in 2015.
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