05/03/2004 11:00PM

Go for Gin on the move


Go for Gin, the 1994 Kentucky Derby winner and sire of Grade 1 winner Albert the Great, will relocate from Claiborne Farm after the 2004 breeding season.

Joe Cornacchia, who raced Go for Gin in partnership, exercised his right of first refusal by equaling an overseas bid for Go for Gin, 13, and buying out partners William Condren and Claiborne.

"We haven't made any decisions yet," Cornacchia said of the stallion's destination for the 2005 breeding season.

Cornacchia said that farms in such breeding markets as Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and Louisiana had expressed an interest.

Go for Gin is the sire of six crops to race and has lifetime progeny earnings of more than $9.6 million. His best-known runner is Albert the Great, who won the 2000 Jockey Club Gold Cup and earned more than $3 million.