10/04/2017 12:06PM

Retired champ Main Sequence back at Fair Hill

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Tom Keyser
Main Sequence wins the 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf.

Main Sequence, the retired champion male turf horse of 2014, is back at the Fair Hill Training Center, where he spent his racing days with trainer Graham Motion.

According to a newsletter put out by Herringswell Stables, Main Sequence has been moved into the stall and paddock previously occupied by Better Talk Now, who was euthanized in June at age 18 due to complications following colic surgery.

Main Sequence will share his paddock with the 29-year-old Gala Spinaway, who in August 1993 won the Grade 3 Polynesian at Pimlico, giving Motion his first graded win.

Since being retired in 2015, Main Sequence had been stabled in Middleburg, Va., where he was cared for by Motion’s brother Andrew and Andrew's wife, Janie.

Main Sequence, an 8-year-old Aldebaran gelding, went undefeated while making four Grade 1 starts during his championship season. He clinched his Eclipse Award by winning the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

Better Talk Now, Motion’s first major horse, competed from 2001-09, winning 14 of 51 starts and $4.3 million. His victories included the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Sword Dancer in 2004. Last Sunday, Motion and his staff held a memorial ceremony for Better Talk Now at Fair Hill, where the horse is buried.