Grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz will stand in 2012 at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm near Lexington. The 7-year-old son of Albert the Great out of the Storm Cat mare Nightstorm, is owned by Elizabeth Valando, who bred and raced the Go for Gin grandson. His fee is $5,000 stands and nurses.
“He has excellent conformation, was a grade II winner and a grade I performer at 2, and also was a grade I winner at 3,” McLean said. “He won graded stakes on both dirt and turf.”
As a 2-year-old Nobiz Like Shobiz broke his maiden at Belmont by 10 3/4 lengths in his first start and went on that year to win the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) and run second in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I). His 3-year-old campaign included wins in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT), the Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT), the Kent Breeders’ Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT), and the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III).
Nobiz Like Shobiz, who made 12 of his 13 starts in graded events, was retired with a record of seven wins and three placings and earnings of $1,544,730.
Nobiz Like Shobiz, who formerly stood at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, was bred to 170 mares in his first two seasons at stud. His first foals are yearlings this year.