Pioneerof the Nile filly gets first stakes win in Rags to Riches S.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Pioneerof the Nile's Del Mar Debutante (G1) runner-up Mother Mother led nearly every step of the way in Sunday’s $103,116 Rags to Riches S. to win by 1 ¾ lengths on the opening day of Churchill Downs Fall Meet.

Pioneerof the Nile has more than 10 stakes horses this year, including Insta Erma, who will contest next weekend's Breeders' Cup. WinStar Farm recently announced his 2019 stud fee at $110,000 stands and nurses.

Mother Mother put herself on the lead early on in the one-mile Rags to Riches. With Florent Geroux looking very comfortable in the irons, the 2-year-old filly clicked off fractions of :45.16 for the half-mile and a sharp 1:09.82 for the six furlongs while opening up by about two lengths. Molto Bella gave chase in the stretch, but could get no close than the final margin (VIDEO). 

“She got a little bit of a temperature after her last race which threw the Breeders’ Cup plans out,” said trainer Bob Baffert’s assistant Jimmy Barnes. “Bob said, ‘Let’s go out there and see what happens.’ We added blinkers to get her a little bit more aggressive. She was a little laid back but they’ve shown they help.” 

Mother Mother, who won her debut by a half-dozen lengths on July 22, earned $61,503 on Sunday for her ownership group of George Bolton, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman, Mark Mathiesen and Andrew Molasky. 

Mother Mother improved her record to 3-2-1-0 and earnings to $157,503. The dark bay filly is a half-sister to 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Commanding Curve and was bred in Kentucky by Tom F. Van Meter. 
Visit Pioneerof the Nile's Page Pioneerof the Nile
Risky Proposition finishes with flourish to win Del Mar's Let It Ride S. title=
Bodemeister

Risky Proposition finishes with flourish to win Del Mar's Let It Ride S.

Bodemeister got his seventh stakes winner of 2018 on Saturday when Risky Proposition unleashed powerful kick in the final furlong to win the $80,000 Let It Ride S. at Del Mar...

[read more]

Family Biz rallies to take Aqueduct maiden special weight title=
Fed Biz

Family Biz rallies to take Aqueduct maiden special weight

Fed Biz tallied his ninth first-crop winner on Saturday at Aqueduct when Family Biz finished very strongly to break his maiden by a neck at seven furlongs...

[read more]

Congrats Gal romps in Smart Halo S. for first stakes win title=
Congrats

Congrats Gal romps in Smart Halo S. for first stakes win

Congrats Gal scored her third blowout win in five lifetime starts on Saturday when the 2-year-old Congrats filly powered her way to a 6 3/4-length score...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile weanlings dominate Fasig-Tipton November sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile weanlings dominate Fasig-Tipton November sale

Led by a $1.9 million filly, Pioneerof the Nile was the dominant weanling sire at the Nov. 4 Fasig-Tipton “Night of the Stars” sale...

[read more]

First Exaggerator weanling sells for $150,000 at Fasig-Tipton title=
Exaggerator

First Exaggerator weanling sells for $150,000 at Fasig-Tipton

Multiple Grade 1 winner Exaggerator's first weanling to sell at auction went through the ring Nov. 4 at Fasig-Tipton...

[read more]

Piedi Bianchi goes last to first in $150,000 Frances Slocum S. title=
Overanalyze

Piedi Bianchi goes last to first in $150,000 Frances Slocum S.

Piedi Bianchi became Overanalyze's latest stakes winner on Nov. 6 when the 3-year-old filly rallied to win the $150,000 Frances Slocum S...

[read more]

Speightstown filly sparkles in $225,000 Princess Elizabeth S. title=
Speightstown

Speightstown filly sparkles in $225,000 Princess Elizabeth S.

Bold Script ran away to a 7 1/2-length victory in the Nov. 4 Princess Elizabeth S. at Woodbine, the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Speightstown filly...

[read more]

Roy H repeats in $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) title=
More Than Ready

Roy H repeats in $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)

Roy H's scintillating performance in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) gave the son of More Than Ready his second straight victory in the race...

[read more]

Audible returns with big performance in $200,000 Cherokee Run S. title=

Audible returns with big performance in $200,000 Cherokee Run S.

Grade 1 winner Audible won the $200,000 Cherokee Run S. Saturday at Churchill Downs by two lengths in his first start since finishing third in the Kentucky Derby (G1)...

[read more]

Bulletin is relentless in $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint title=

Bulletin is relentless in $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing teamed up to win the first running of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint with the brilliant colt Bulletin...

[read more]