$340K for Pioneerof the Nile Keeneland 2YO
Monday, April 08, 2013
A colt from the first crop of WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile brought the highest price of any freshman stallion at the Keeneland April 2-year-old sale, with impressive winning bid of $340,000. This was one of the top 10 prices paid at the one-day event on April 8.

Pioneerof the Nile, who stands this year at WinStar for $15,000 LFS&N, has been a big hit at the sales this spring, including a session-topping $350,000 filly at the OBS March Select 2-year-olds in Training sale.

Purchased by Twin Creeks Racing, Wavertree Stables, Inc. consigned hip No. 72 at Keeneland; the dark bay or brown colt is out of Kettle's Sister, who is by fellow WinStar sire More Than Ready. Kettle's Sister's siblings include the graded stakes-placed duo of Kettle Won and Cognac Kisses and comes from the same family of Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) winner and champion Safely Kept.

Pioneerof the Nile had four horses sell Monday at Keeneland, for gross receipts of $825,000, and an average of $206,250, more than 13 times his current stud fee.
Visit Pioneerof the Nile's Page Pioneerof the Nile
More Than Ready colt “great” for Kentucky Derby (G1) title=

More Than Ready colt “great” for Kentucky Derby (G1)

More Than Ready's 3-year-old colt Tom's Ready looks to make history in Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) when the colt breaks from post 12...

[read more]

Post 3 for Creator in Kentucky Derby 142 title=

Post 3 for Creator in Kentucky Derby 142

WinStar Farm's Grade 1 winner Creator drew post 3 for Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) when entries were drawn on Wednesday afternoon at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Exaggerator lands post 11 for Kentucky Derby (G1) title=

Exaggerator lands post 11 for Kentucky Derby (G1)

Future WinStar stallion Exaggerator is right in the middle of the field in the gate for Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) getting post 11...

[read more]

Outside draw for Majesto in Kentucky Derby (G1) title=

Outside draw for Majesto in Kentucky Derby (G1)

Tiznow's Grade 1-placed Majesto drew post 18 of 20 for Saturday 142nd Kentucky Derby (G1) when entries were drawn Wednesday afternoon...

[read more]

Venus Valentine lands post 10 for Kentucky Oaks (G1) title=
Congrats

Venus Valentine lands post 10 for Kentucky Oaks (G1)

Congrats' graded stakes-winning filly Venus Valentine drew post 10 of 14 3-year-old fillies in Friday's $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1)...

[read more]

Exaggerator strong in final pre-Derby workout title=

Exaggerator strong in final pre-Derby workout

Exaggerator, one of the likely favorites for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1), breezed five furlongs on Saturday at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Weekend Hideaway takes Affirmed Success S. in 2016 bow title=
Speightstown

Weekend Hideaway takes Affirmed Success S. in 2016 bow

Weekend Hideaway, already a five-time stakes-winning son of Speightstown, made it six black type wins on Friday at Belmont Park...

[read more]

Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Exaggerator to stand at WinStar upon retirement title=

Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Exaggerator to stand at WinStar upon retirement

WinStar Farm has entered into an agreement to acquire the breeding rights to recent Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner and 2016 Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Exaggerator...

[read more]

Gemologist tops all First-Crop sires at OBS April sale title=
Gemologist

Gemologist tops all First-Crop sires at OBS April sale

Led by a $550,000 colt, Gemologist topped all First-Crop sires at OBS April 19-22 Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training with an average price of $161,786...

[read more]

$375K Colonel John filly on closing day at OBS April Sale title=
Colonel John

$375K Colonel John filly on closing day at OBS April Sale

Colonel John had one of the top offerings during the final day of the OBS April 19-22 Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

[read more]