First stakes winner for Pioneerof the Nile
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Making just his second career start, Cairo Prince dominated Sunday's Grade 2 Nashua S. at Aqueduct to give WinStar freshman sire Pioneerof the Nile his first stakes winner.

The Nashua win pushed Pioneerof the Nile's progeny earnings to $572,765, putting him in the second spot on the Freshman Sire list.

Cairo Prince, coming off a 2 3/4-length debut win in a six-furlong maiden special weight race on Oct. 6 at Belmont Park, got away cleanly from his far outside post in the field of 12 to secure the fourth spot just two lengths off the lead for the backstretch run.

The gray or roan colt began to advance on the leaders entering the turn, came on even terms just before straightening for home, then drew away very quickly from the field, opening up by a half-dozen lengths before coasting under the wire.

Cairo Prince completed the distance of the one-turn mile affair in 1:37.59 over a fast track.

“He keeps improving,” said jockey Luis Saez, who also rode Cairo Prince in his debut. “Today, he was impressive. On the turn, he wanted to run, so I let him, and he was flying. I had a lot of horse at the top of the stretch and he just kept going.”

After the $150,000 payday, Cairo Prince as banked $192,000 for his owners Namcook Stables, Paul Braverman, Harvey Clarke, and Craig Robertson III.

“There was a strong headwind down the backside,” noted Arthur Magnuson, assistant to winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “We thought he'd be pretty close, but you worry at the five-sixteenths pole about how much he has left after he's made a run into that wind. Of course, you're also excited about the Remsen S. (G2, Nov. 30 at Aqueduct) and Florida (Gulfstream Park) and next year in May (Kentucky Derby G1).”

Cairo Prince is the fourth foal out of Holy Bubbette, who has produced stakes horses Holdin Bullets and Nonna Mia. Holy Bubbette was a two-time stakes winner of $240,995. Bred in Kentucky by Richard and Katherine Elam, Cairo Prince sold for $250,000 to Namcook at the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling sale. 
Visit Pioneerof the Nile's Page Pioneerof the Nile
WinStar News
American Pharoah co-high weight on Experimental Free Handicap
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah co-high weight on Experimental Free Handicap

Pioneer of the Nile’s American Pharoah, champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and the FrontRunner S. (G1), shared the high weight of 126 pounds on The Jockey Club’s 2014 Experimental Free Handicap...

[read more]

Barbados captures second straight stakes in Hutcheson S. (G3)
Speightstown

Barbados captures second straight stakes in Hutcheson S. (G3)

Barbados became Speightstown’s latest graded stakes winner on Saturday with a thrilling half-length victory in the $150,000 Hutcheson S. (G3)...

[read more]

Grade 3 Sweetest Chant S. goes to More Than Ready filly
More Than Ready

Grade 3 Sweetest Chant S. goes to More Than Ready filly

Consumer Credit captured her third straight win with an impressive performance in Saturday's Sweetest Chant S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]

Regally-bred Khozan a Distorted Humor ‘Rising Star’
Distorted Humor

Regally-bred Khozan a Distorted Humor ‘Rising Star’

Khozan came home the easiest of winners in his debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park, besting Wisecracker by 3 ¾-lengths to head a Distorted Humor “exacta”...

[read more]

G1-winning millionaire Overanalyze’s first foal is a filly

G1-winning millionaire Overanalyze’s first foal is a filly

WinStar Farm’s Overanalyze, the Grade 1-winning millionaire by Dixie Union, sired his first foal early Sunday, Jan. 18th when a filly was born at Red River Farm in Coushatta, LA...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile’s American Pharoah wins Eclipse Award
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile’s American Pharoah wins Eclipse Award

Zayat Stables’ brilliant 2-year-old colt American Pharoah became Pioneerof the Nile’s first Eclipse Award winner when he was named 2014 2-year-old Champion Male at Saturday night’s Eclipse Awards...

[read more]

Pink Poppy blooms in Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf
Tiznow

Pink Poppy blooms in Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf

Tiznow got his first stakes winner of 2015 Saturday at Gulfstream Park when Pink Poppy strode to a 1 ½-length score in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf S...

[read more]

Speightstown racks up third stakes winner of the month
Speightstown

Speightstown racks up third stakes winner of the month

Weekend Hideaway surpassed the half-million dollar earnings mark with a four-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint S...

[read more]

Paynter’s first foal is a filly
Paynter

Paynter’s first foal is a filly

The first foal by Grade 1 Haskell Invitational S. winner Paynter, a son of Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, arrived Jan. 13...

[read more]

Reynaldothewizard kicks off 2015 with win in Dubawi S.
Speightstown

Reynaldothewizard kicks off 2015 with win in Dubawi S.

Speightstown’s venerable sprinter Reynaldothewizard rolled to an emphatic 3 ¾-length win in the $150,000 Dubawi S...

[read more]