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
Shore Runner comes out on top in $100K Lucky Coin S. title=
More Than Ready

Shore Runner comes out on top in $100K Lucky Coin S.

Many of More Than Ready’s offspring have found a home on the turf, and Shore Runner looks like that type following his gutsy victory in the $100,000 Lucky Coin S...

[read more]

Hold the Giant still perfect after Edmonton Juvenile win title=
Hold Me Back

Hold the Giant still perfect after Edmonton Juvenile win

Hold the Giant, a 2-year-old son of Hold Me Back, is undefeated in two starts following his two-length victory in the $50,000 Edmonton Juvenile S...

[read more]

Sidney’s Candy filly romps in Del Mar unveiling title=
Sidney's Candy

Sidney’s Candy filly romps in Del Mar unveiling

As her sire Sidney's Candy did some six years ago, Sooner Time broke her maiden at Del Mar on July 23...

[read more]

Drosselmeyer filly debuts a 6 ½-length winner title=
Drosselmeyer

Drosselmeyer filly debuts a 6 ½-length winner

Heartbreaker Girl made short work of a field of 2-year-old fillies as the daughter of first-crop...

[read more]

Carpe Diem, G1 winner at two and three, retires to WinStar title=

Carpe Diem, G1 winner at two and three, retires to WinStar

Stonestreet Stables’ & WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem, Giant’s Causeway’s Grade 1-winning son at two and three, has been retired from racing due to a knee chip, and will stand stud in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY...

[read more]

Hold for More scores second stakes win of 2015 title=
Hold Me Back

Hold for More scores second stakes win of 2015

Hold for More chalked up yet another stakes win on July 19 when the 3-year-old son of Hold me Back rolled to a 7 ¼-length victory...

[read more]

Tiz Shea D scampers to rousing victory in $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2) title=
Tiznow

Tiz Shea D scampers to rousing victory in $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2)

Tiz Shea D’s young career reached new heights on Saturday evening when the 3-year-old Tiznow colt scored a 1 ¼-length triumph in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2)...

[read more]

High Dollar Woman rings up win in Indiana Oaks (G2) title=
Super Saver

High Dollar Woman rings up win in Indiana Oaks (G2)

Super Saver’s High Dollar Woman turned in a superlative performance in Saturday evening’s $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G2)...

[read more]

Nonna’s Boy easily best in Monmouth’s Lamplighter S. title=
Distorted Humor

Nonna’s Boy easily best in Monmouth’s Lamplighter S.

Jumping to the lead right out of the gate, Nonna’s Boy skipped to a 3 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $60,000 Lamplighter S...

[read more]

More Than Ready chalks up 15th SW of the year title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready chalks up 15th SW of the year

Ready for Romance, remained undefeated in three starts while making her stakes debut in Saturday's...

[read more]