From Flaxman Holdings’ racing manager, Alan Cooper:

“Following Main Sequence’s poor performance in the United Nations Handicap, a thorough veterinary examination was carried out last week.  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.”

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. We are grateful to the Niarchos family’s Flaxman Holdings and to David Lanigan, who facilitated the transfer of Main Sequence to Herringswell at the beginning of 2014.


Main Sequence and Rajiv Maragh winning the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Feb. 21, 2015.


  1. MarilynJuly 14, 2015

    So so sorry to hear this news but thank God he will be fine.

  2. Celeste GerberJuly 14, 2015

    Sorry to hear about the injury and retirement of Main Sequence. I hope he can recover and go on to enjoy a new career.

  3. PattonJuly 14, 2015

    Enjoy your retirement champ!

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