Just Great for Albert
in the Dirt Mile
The field round the first turn in the Breeders' Cup Dirt MilePICTURE: Edward Whitaker
ALBERTUS MAXIMUS gave sire Albert the Great (Go For Gin) his first Breeders' Cup winner when scoring in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
The Pin Oak stallion, also sire of Nobiz Like Shobiz, winner of the Wood Memorial-Gr1, stands at $4,000, and moved from Three Chimneys to Pin Oak for the 2008 season.
Albertus Maximus is a half-brother to Chasethegold, who finished second in a Grade 3 as a five-year-old.
His dam Chasethewildwind (Forty Niner) is a half-sister to $1.5 million yearling King Charlemagne, winner of the Somerville Tattersall-Gr3 at two, and the Ballycorus Stakes-G3, the Minstrel Stakes-G3 and the Prix Maurice De Gheest-Gr1 at three, and to Meshaheer, winner of the July Stakes-Gr3 as a juvenile.