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ALTA RITA Pulls Away in Maiden Special Weight Win

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Facing nine rivals in this 6 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight, ALTA RITA rallied through the stretch to win pulling away by 2 3/4 lengths. Only about four lengths off the lead at the half-mile marker, the 3-year-old filly from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS was five wide turning for home and ran down the frontrunner to win going away at Turfway Park. ALTA RITA was purchased for $90,000 at the Keeneland September sale, the second highest priced yearling of the session, by current owner Preston Stables. She was bred by Ponder Hill, Inc. out of Goodbye Beautiful, by Goodbye Doeny.

BADHIFIVE Goes Wire to Wire in Maiden Win

Friday, March 4, 2016

Facing eight rivals going 6 1/2 furlongs, BADHIFIVE never relinquished the lead and won this maiden test by 1/2 length. The 3-year-old son of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS dueled with another for the first half mile, turned back that challenger only to be joined by another, and then out finished that one to get the win at Delta Downs. Out of the Danzig mare, Mal D’Amour, BADHIFIVE was bred by Deann Baer & Greg Baer DVM & Eric Paul Gary.

Multiple GSW DOBLE FONDO Makes it Three Consecutive Wins

Sunday, February 28, 2016

DOBLE FONDO won for the fourth time in six starts taking the Clasico “Expocomer” by three lengths. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of G1 millionaire ALBERTUS MAXIMUS battled with a rival around the first turn, but soon took the lead as they raced down the backstretch. He continued to maintain a comfortable lead from there on and was never really threatened to win going 1 1/16 miles, his third consecutive win. DOBLE FONDO closed out his 2-year-old campaign with a wire-to-wire eight-length win in the Clasico German Ruiz B.-G2. He led off this year with an 8 1/2-length win in the G2 Clásico Ernesto Navarro Díaz, Ernesto y Ramón Navarro Diez. In his only two losses, he was runner-up in the G3 Clasico General Jose Antonio Remon Cantera and the G3 Clasico Arquimedes “Fat” Fernandez D. In his debut, DOBLE FONDO was an eight-length winner in which he equaled the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs. He was bred in Kentucky by Cindy Greer Harmon out of Lira Lira, by Canaveral.Greer Harmon out of Lira Lira, by Canaveral.

 

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DOBLE FONDO a Runaway Winner for His Second G2 Victory

Sunday, January 31, 2016

DOBLE FONDO kicked off his 3-year-old campaign in grand style with a dominating win in the G2 Clásico Ernesto Navarro Díaz, Ernesto y Ramón Navarro Diez. The colt from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS moved up to take the lead on the outside of two other challengers for the first quarter mile. From there he proceeded to take command leading by four lengths on the turn. By the time they turned for home, DOBLE FONDO had widened his margin even more and was geared down in the final sixteenth to win by eight lengths going seven furlongs at Hipodromo Presidente Remon, in Panama. He closed out his 2-year-old campaign on December 20th with a wire-to-wire eight-length win in the Clasico German Ruiz B.-G2. He also was runner-up in the G3 Clasico General Jose Antonio Remon Cantera and the G3 Clasico Arquimedes “Fat” Fernandez D. In his debut, DOBLE FONDO was an eight-length winner in which he equaled the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs. He was bred in Kentucky by Cindy Greer Harmon out of Lira Lira, by Canaveral.

MAXIMIAN Rallies to Win Fair Grounds Maiden by 3

Monday, January 18, 2016

Making only his third start and first try on dirt, MAXIMIAN drew clear through the stretch to win this one mile test on the main track at Fair Grounds by three lengths. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of G1 SW Millionaire ALBERTUS MAXIMUS settled off the pace just 3 1/2 lengths off the lead after the first half mile. He began his rally going three wide on the far turn eventually taking the lead near the top of the stretch and pulled away for the win. Bred by Makadam Farms, LLC, Ian Medina and Kiana Medina out of the Real Quiet mare Michele’s Baby, MAXIMIAN is trained by Steve Asmussen for Sterling Krumbine.

DULMAX Wires the Field in Debut

Friday, January 8, 2016

DULMAX, a 3-year-old filly from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS, took the lead soon out of the gate and never looked back to win her debut by 1 1/2 lengths. The Dennis Behrmann homebred beat eight rivals racing 5 1/2 furlongs on the dirt at Penn National. She is out of Dulciana, by Goodbye Doeny.

AZUMA MURA Makes It Two Straight Wins

Sunday, January 3, 2016

AZUMA MURA now has back-to-back scores after her 2 1/4-length win going a mile on the dirt at Laurel. The just turned 3-year-old filly from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS was competitive from the start. She was four wide racing for the first quarter mile but soon sprinted clear of the pack and remained in front the rest of the way. AZUMA MURA was coming off a 2 1/4-length win going six furlongs here in December and was a 2 3/4-length debut winner last year at two. Bred in Kentucky by Nossab LLC out of the Storm Cat mare Singin Up a Storm, the Hamilton Smith trainee races for Lee R. Christian.

Another First Crop 2YO Stakes Winner for ALBERTUS MAXIMUS

Sunday, December 20, 2015

DOBLE FONDO became his sire’s first GSW after runaway win, going wire-to-wire to take the seven-furlong Clasico German Ruiz B.-G2 by a commanding eight lengths. It was the fourth start for the 2-year-old colt from the first crop of Grade 1-winning Millionaire ALBERTUS MAXIMUS. In his last two starts DOBLE FONDO finished runner-up in the six-furlong G3 Clasico General Jose Antonio Remon Cantera and also in the G3 Clasico Arquimedes “Fat” Fernandez D., all of which are run at Hipodromo Presidente Remon, in Panama. In his debut, DOBLE FONDO was an eight-length winner in which he equaled the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs. On a side note, the German Ruiz B. was also won by Private Zone, who was named Champion 2YO Colt in Panama in 2011 and came to the U.S. to win four G1 stakes. DOBLE FONDO was bred in Kentucky by Cindy Greer Harmon out of Lira Lira, by Canaveral.

2YO AZUMA MURA Draws Away at Laurel

Friday, December 11, 2015

AZUMA MURA won for the second time taking a six-furlong sprint by 2 1/4 lengths on the main track at Laurel Park. The 2-year-old filly from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS stalked the pace early on, went three wide on the turn, then took control in upper stretch and pulled away for the win. AZUMA MURA was a debut winner here by 2 3/4 lengths. Bred in Kentucky by Nossab LLC out of the Storm Cat mare Singin Up a Storm, the Hamilton Smith trainee races for Lee R. Christian.

The following day ALPHONSE, another 2-year-old from the first crop finished runner-up in a Maiden Special Weight. After breaking well from post 10 in a 12-horse field, the son of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS set a pressured pace going six furlongs and only finished a length back of the winner at Mahoning Valley.

First Crop 2YO Places in Second Consecutive Stakes

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Making his third career start, DOBLE FONDO finished runner-up for the second straight try in stakes company this time in the six-furlong Clasico General Jose Antonio Remon Cantera. Last time out, the 2-year-old colt from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS finished runner-up in the G3 Clasico Arquimedes “Fat” Fernandez D. at Hipodromo Presidente Remon, in Panama. In his debut, DOBLE FONDO was an eight-length winner in which he equaled the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs. He was bred in Kentucky by Cindy Greer Harmon out of Lira Lira, by Canaveral.

First Crop 2YO Stakes Horses on Sunday include a G3 Runner-Up

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stakes winner MY HEART GOES ON faced males and two turns for the first time and finished runner-up in the Gottstein Futurity. The 2-year-old filly from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS set the pace most of the way going 1 1/16 miles at Emerald Downs and finished nearly four lengths in front of the third-place horse. MY HEART GOES ON has won or placed in all five starts, including a stakes win and now three stakes placings. Also on Sunday, DOBLE FONDO, a 2-year-old colt bred in Kentucky by Cindy Greer Harmon out of Lira Lira, by Canaveral, finished runner-up in the G3 Clásico Arquímedes Fernandez D., Arquímedes Fernandez Jr., Ibero Fernandez D., Ibero y Rafael Fernandez P. at Hipodromo Presidente Remon, in Panama. He was coming out of an eight-length debut win in which he equaled the track record for 5 1/2 furlongs.

2YO MY HEART GOES ON Rallies to Place in Northwest Farms S.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A winner of her first two starts, including the Angie C. S., MY HEART GOES ON closed from far back to place, beaten only 1/2 length, in the Northwest Farms S. The 2-year-old filly from the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS was bumped at the break and settled about seven lengths off the lead in the early going of this six-furlong sprint at Emerald Downs. MY HEART GOES ON went five wide around the turn and rallied through the stretch run to make it close at the wire, finishing 9 1/2 lengths in front of the next horse. She now has two wins and two placings from four starts to date.

2YO MY HEART GOES ON Places in Barbara Shinpoch S.

Friday, August 15, 2015

A winner in her first two starts, including a stakes last out, MY HEART GOES ON added more stakes credentials to her resume with a placing in the Barbara Shinpoch S. at Emerald Downs. It was the third career start for this 2-year-old filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner ALBERTUS MAXIMUS. In her debut, she went wire-to-wire to win a Maiden Special Weight by 2 1/2 lengths. In her very next start, MY HEART GOES ON grabbed the lead soon after the break and led to the wire to win the Angie C. S.

 

2YO Debut Winner AZUMA MURA Gives Sire Second Winner From Two First Crop Starters

Friday, August 14, 2015

AZUMA MURA became ALBERTUS MAXIMUS’ second starter and second debut winner from his first crop when she drew away from the field late to win at Laurel by 2 3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old filly was forced out at the break but moved over to race along the inside. Trapped behind horses from mid-turn until mid-stretch, AZUMA MURA finally was able to swing out and get clear for the run to the wire and drove past her rivals in deep stretch to get the win going 5 1/2 furlongs. Bred in Kentucky by Nossab LLC out of the Storm Cat mare Singin Up a Storm, the Hamilton Smith trainee races for Lee R. Christian.

 

MY HEART GOES ON First 2YO Starter/Winner and Now Stakes Winner

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A debut winner early this month, MY HEART GOES ON made it two for two after winning the Angie S. The first 2-year-old starter, winner, and now stakes winner from the first crop of G1 winner ALBERTUS MAXIMUS bobbled at the start but recovered to quickly grab the lead in this six-furlong test at Emerald Downs. She continued to set the pace and remained in front to the wire for a head victory. In her debut, MY HEART GOES ON also led from the start to win a Maiden Special Weight by 2 1/2 lengths. The Coal Creek Farm homebred in out of My Untamed Heart, by Value Plus and trained by David B. Martinez.

 

MY HEART GOES ON Is First 2YO Starter and First Winner for Freshman Sire ALBERTUS MAXIMUS

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Making her career debut after a bullet :46 3/5 work from the gate eight days back, MY HEART GOES ON broke on top and never relinquished the lead to win this Maiden Special Weight by 2 1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old filly by freshman sire and G1 SW ALBERTUS MAXIMUS, his first starter from his first crop, broke well from the inside post to quickly grab the lead. She was 2 1/2 lengths in front after the first 1/4 mile setting a fraction of :22 and continued to lead the way to the wire going 4 1/2 furlongs at Emerald Downs. The Coal Creek Farm homebred in out of My Untamed Heart, by Value Plus.

 

$90,000 ALBERTUS MAXIMUS filly second Highest Price of the Session

Thursday, September 18, 2014

From the first crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS came the second-highest price of Session 10 at Keeneland September. The Book 4 filly out of Goodbye Beautiful, by Goodbye Doeny, brought a final price of $90,000. Goodbye Beautiful is the dam of two winners from three of racing age. Hip 3140 was bred by Ponder Hill Farm, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, and purchased by Preston Stables.

 

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS'
Half-brother Impressive Debut MSW Winner at Belmont

Saturday, September 13, 2014

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS' 2-year-old half-brother Daredevil broke his maiden impressively in a six-furlong Maiden Special Weight on the main track at Belmont. Sent off the favorite in his first start, he moved to the front to clear the field and stayed there comfortably. The More Than Ready colt pulled away through the mud to win by 6 1/4 lengths, in hand under John Velazquez, in a final time of 1:09 4/5. Daredevil was a $260,000 Keeneland September purchase for Let's Go Stable. The Todd Pletcher trainee was bred in Kentucky by Marianne and Brandon Chase.

 

1st Crop ALBERTUS MAXIMUS Filly Sells at OBS Winter Mixed

Friday, January 24, 2014

The first yearling to sell by ALBERTUS MAXIMUS brought $25,000 at the OBS Winter Mixed Sale on Friday.   Consigned by Top Line Sales as agent, the bay filly from the first crop of the G1 winner ALBERTUS MAXIMUS was sold to Double G Stables.   A half-sister to two winners, she is the third foal from the stakes-placed winner of over $130,000 Goodbye Beautiful and was foaled in Kentucky on March 28, 2013.

 

G1 Winner and Millionaire ALBERTUS MAXIMUS Retires to Shadwell

Thursday, September 1, 2011

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS, winner of the Donn Handicap-G1 and the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2012 breeding season at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The 7-year-old son of Albert the Great was retired due to injuries that occurred two years ago in the Dubai World Cup-G1, where he finished sixth as the favorite.

"We realized that Albertus was not going to return to his G1 form, so the decision was made to retire him to stud." said Rick Nichols, vice president and general manager of Shadwell Farm. "He is a strongly-made horse with obvious talent on both synthetic and dirt, and raced successfully on both coasts."

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS made headlines when he won the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita and the historic Donn Handicap-G1 on dirt at Gulfstream in back-to-back races. Always a consistent graded stakes contender, ALBERTUS MAXIMUS won or placed in 11 of 17 races and earned over $1.3 million. His victories also included the Windy Sands Handicap at Del Mar. In addition, he was second in the Swaps Stakes-G2 and Affirmed Handicap-G3, and in one of his best efforts placed to eventual Dubai World Cup-G1 winner Well Armed in the Goodwood Stakes-G1.

"He's a very professional racehorse," stated conditioner Kiaran McLaughlin, "winning the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on all-weather and the Grade 1 Donn Handicap on dirt shows his versatility."

ALBERTUS MAXIMUS is out of the Forty Niner mare Chasethewildwind, who has also produced G3-placed Chasethegold. The millionaire's second dam is Grade 1 winner Race the Wild Wind, whose victories include the Santa Maria Handicap-G1. Race the Wild Wind has produced Champion 3-year-old King Charlemagne and G3 winner Meshaheer, as well as the dam of Forego Stakes-G1 winner Here Comes Ben.

Shadwell would like to give every opportunity for success for ALBERTUS MAXIMUS at stud. In view of the fact that he has been out of the public's eye for such an extended period, the 2012 stud fee will be waived for approved mares. In addition, a bonus of $5,000 will be awarded to the breeder of the first winner sired by ALBERTUS MAXIMUS, and a bonus of $10,000 will be awarded to the breeder of the first blacktype winner sired by him. For more information, please contact Kent Barnes at Shadwell Farm. He can be reached by telephone at (859) 224-4585.



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