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Multiple grade I winner and two-time Champion, Main Sequence, last year’s champion older male and champion male turf horse, has been retired
Following Main Sequence’s poor performance in the United Nations Stakes, a thorough veterinary examination was carried out last week,” – Cooper posted on the website of trainer Graham Motion’s Herringswell Stables.
“A tendon tear was discovered and the decision has been taken to retire him. The 2014 Eclipse champion turf male and Eclipse champion older male has given his owners great pleasure throughout his career.”
The injury was discovered after the 6-year-old gelding finished seventh in the July 5 United Nations at Monmouth Park
Trainer Graham Motion’s official website, herringswellstables.com, posted the statement along with these thoughts: “It is with heavy hearts that we share this information along with the news that his regular rider, Rajiv Maragh, is recovering from serious injuries sustained last week during a race at Belmont.
“Having a horse of this calibre who consistently performed at the highest level is an exceptional privilege….”
Motion said the horse will be sent to his brother Alexander’s Old Chapel Farm near Middlesburg, Va., for rehabilitation.
The future of Main Sequence is undecided at this point, but Motion said the nature of his injury would not preclude him from a possible second career.
Main Sequence won his 2015 debut, Gulfstream Park’s Grade II Mac Diarmida, then was seventh in the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic. A veterinary exam was conducted after the United Nations. The gelding retires 9-3-3 in 21 starts, earning $3,428,591.