Cairo Prince rules in Grade 2 Holy Bull S.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Pioneerof the Nile's leading earner from his first crop stamped himself as a leading Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate with a statement race in the $400,000 Holy Bull S. (G2) Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Making his first start since being beaten just a nose in the Nov. 30 Remsen S. (G2) at Aqueduct, Cairo Prince was thoroughly dominate in the Gulfstream stretch after a wide trip for most of the 1 1/16-mile contest. Though he was hung four wide around both turns, jockey Luis Saez sat comfortably until asking the 3-year-old colt at the quarter pole.

With a quick burst, the gray/roan sophomore bounded away from the field, rolling home by nearly six lengths in 1:42.16, just a half-second off the track record.

“I love for the horse to make the statement, but it’s hard not to get excited when you have these kind,” said winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “He just had a beautiful trip and he (Saez) asked him, he responded. He won carrying 122 (pounds), giving a lot of weight away. Obviously, we’ll look at the Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 22 or we could wait until the Florida Derby (G1, March 29). We’ll see how it goes. I hope he stays as good as he is today. He’ll have one or two more (races before the Derby).”

Cairo Prince has now won three of four starts, including a previous stakes win in the Grade 2 Nashua S. After the $240,000 payday, his earnings stand at $512,000 for the partnership of Namcook Stables, Paul Braverman, Harvey Clarke and Craig Robertson, III.

Namcook purchased Cairo Prince for $250,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling sale.
Visit Pioneerof the Nile's Page Pioneerof the Nile
In The Stud Feature:  Exaggerator

In The Stud Feature: Exaggerator

WinStar stallion Exaggerator is featured in the latest installment of Paulick Report’s “In the...

[read more]

$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Congrats

$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale

Congrats, the nation's leading sire of winners over the past two years, had his biggest winner of 2017 in the sales ring on Wednesday when a filly by the WinStar stallion sold for $1.7 million...

[read more]

$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale

The second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds was a huge one for Pioneerof the Nile, topped by a $1 million dollar colt...

[read more]

OBS March 2-year-old sale: Big returns for Tiznow title=
Tiznow

OBS March 2-year-old sale: Big returns for Tiznow

The demand for the offspring of Tiznow was never more apparent than during the second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds...

[read more]

More strong results for Gemologist at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Gemologist

More strong results for Gemologist at OBS March 2-year-old sale

The second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training brought more solid results for leading second-crop sire Gemologist...

[read more]

Speedy Overanalyze colt brings $200K OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Overanalyze

Speedy Overanalyze colt brings $200K OBS March 2-year-old sale

Narvick International was the top bidder for a colt from the first crop of Overanalyze during the final day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training...

[read more]

Top-class Paynter colt hammers for $200K at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Paynter

Top-class Paynter colt hammers for $200K at OBS March 2-year-old sale

A colt by Paynter out of Grade 1 winner Awesome Humor sold for $200,000 during the final day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training...

[read more]

“Super” results OBS March 2YO sale title=
Super Saver

“Super” results OBS March 2YO sale

The first day of the March 14-15 OBS March Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale yielded stellar results for Super Saver when hip No. 153 sold for $625,000...

[read more]

OBS March 2YO sale yields big return for More Than Ready title=
More Than Ready

OBS March 2YO sale yields big return for More Than Ready

Leading worldwide sire More Than Ready had one of the top-10 lots during Tuesday's session of the March 14-15 OBS March Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale...

[read more]

$285K filly leads Day 1 at OBS March sale for Gemologist title=
Gemologist

$285K filly leads Day 1 at OBS March sale for Gemologist

After a very strong 2016 in the auction ring, Gemologist kicked off the 2017 2-year-old sales season with a $285,000 filly...

[read more]