Freehold, NJ --- The connections of Sebastian K were waiting for this weekend’s third leg of the TVG Free For All Series at the Meadowlands to bring the No. 1-ranked horse in North America back to the races.
Since the event failed to attract enough entries, they will wait another week. The next round of the TVG Series is slated for June 20 at the Big M.
|Sebastian K won his Arthur J. Cutler Memorial elimination in a world-record-equaling 1:50.1.|
“Better luck next week, hopefully,” co-owner Michael Knutsson tweeted.
“He’s not going to mind,” said Bernie Noren, assistant trainer for Ake Svanstadt, who drives and conditions Sebastian K. “He’s feeling good, he’s training good and everything is just fine.”
Sebastian K was the U.S. Trotting Association’s Horse of the Month for May after winning his Arthur J. Cutler Memorial elimination in a world-record-equaling 1:50.1 and capturing the Cutler final on May 17 in a stakes-record 1:50.2. The Cutler elims and final counted as the first two rounds of the TVG Series.
Those two starts were the beginning of Sebastian K’s North American racing career. The 8-year-old trotter was Sweden’s Horse of the Year in 2012 and has won 28 of 65 lifetime starts and earned $2.39 million.
“He took the races very good and he’s feeling happy,” Noren said. “He’s going to race (June 20); they said it’s going to fill next weekend, so hopefully they’re right.”