Albert the Great to retire after Cup
Daily Racing Form
Lexington, Ky. - Owner Tracy Farmer announced
Friday that Grade 1 winner Albert the Great will
retire at the end of the year and take up stud
duties at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky. His
stud fee will be announced at a later date.
who will retain 100 percent ownership in the colt,
said that the Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 27
at Belmont Park will be Albert the Great's final
"We've been blessed with an incredibly sound,
game horse," Farmer said in a release. "How
many people get to announce their horse's impending
retirement, not forced by injury?"
Albert the Great, a 4-year-old Go for Gin colt,
has won five graded stakes so far in his career,
including last year's Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold
Cup. B He had finished second in five other Grade
1 contests, the 2000 Travers Stakes and the 2001
Whitney, Pimlico Special, Donn, and Woodward.
He set a Hialeah track record of 1:45.40 for
1 1/8 miles in willing the Grade 3 Widener Handicap
To date, Albert the Great has a career record
of 22-8-6-4 and total earnings of $3,012,490.
Albert Clay, father of Three Chimneys owner Robert
Clay, bred Albert the Great. Consigned to the
1998 Keeneland September yearling sale, Albert
the Great brought $85,000 from Farmer, who sent
him to trainer Nick Zito.
Albert the Great is out of the stakes-placed
Fappiano mare Bright Feather, who also produced
stakes-winners Watch the Bird a Sheer Bliss.