Sebastian K. are the fans’ choice 2014

Sebastian K was the landslide winner of Racing Moment of the Year for setting the new world record trotting mark of 1:49 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on June 28. He took 34 percent of the ballots which more than doubled his nearest competitor for support.

Sebastian K shipped in from Europe early in 2014 and immediately caught the eye of the racing faithful when he won three consecutive starts in 1:50 and change at the Meadowlands. But it was the fourth start at Pocono Downs that will forever be remembered.

That night in the $100,000 Sun Invitational, driver Ake Svanstedt sent Sebastian K off the wings of the gate and straight into the record books. After easily getting the lead and pulling away to a seven length romp, Sebastian K put the exclamation mark on that race by tripping the timer in 1:49 to set the new standard that all trotters will be measured against for the foreseeable future.

Sebastian K went on to win a total of eight races in 2014 and earned $663,853 in purses in North America. But he will always be remembered for the overpowering way he made history.

The Railbird Recognition Awards are a joint venture between the United States Harness Writers Association and the United States Trotting Association and is the only fan voted award in the industry.

The connections of Sebastian K will receive their awards, along with the Dan Patch Horse of the Year and additional human award trophies, on Sunday (February 22) in Orlando.

Article in United States Trotting Association

Article in HarnessLink

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