Shadwell Farm News

3YO AUGUSTUS MAXIMUS Best in Maiden Special

Coming off a placing here last time out, AUGUSTUS MAXIMUS kicked clear in midstretch to win this open Maiden Special Weight by 2 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old colt from the third crop of ALBERTUS MAXIMUS broke well to duel with another around the turn. By the time they reached the top of the stretch, AUGUSTUS MAXIMUS had put away that challenger and opened up through the lane to get the victory at Sam Houston going 5 1/2 furlongs on a sloppy, sealed track. He is out of the Cherokee Run mare, Choctaw Lady, was bred by Sonny Ellen and races for Sonny Ellen III.