Albert the Great, who ran a strong third in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) is scheduled to arrive Nov. 1 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Lexington, where he will enter stud for $10,000 live foal. Campaigned and still owned by Tracy Farmer, 4-year-old Albert the Great (Go for Gin--Bright Feather, by Fappiano) retires with $3,012,490 in earnings and a resume that includes major wins in the 2000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and this year's Suburban (gr. II) and Brooklyn (gr. II) Handicaps.
Bred by Robert Clay's father, Albert Clay, Albert the Great won eight of 22 races. Farmer plans to bred 15 to 20 mares to Albert the Great, including millionaire Fit for a Queen.