Pioneerof the Nile

Fee: $110,000 S&N
Empire Maker - Star of Goshen,
by
Lord At War (ARG), 2006 dkb/br

TWO 2YO CHAMPION COLTS FROM 4 CROPS

After producing 2015 Horse of the Year American Pharoah, Pioneerof the Nile continues to sire top-class horses, such as Grade 1 winners Classic Empire and Midnight Storm, at a rate greater than any other stallion of his generation. 

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Pioneerof the Nile forged an impressive record on the track, and is now establishing an even more impressive record at stud. The most accomplished son of Empire Maker, he is out of a multiple Graded stakes producer, and from the family of In Reality. Far and away America's leading third crop stallion of 2015, his success has continued since then, topping the Fourth-Crop sire list in 2016 and the Cumulative Fifth-Crop sire list of 2017. In 2015, he sired Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Champion, Triple Crown champion and Breeders' Cup Classic [G1] winner American Pharoah, then produced his second Eclipse Award winner in 2016 when Classic Empire was named champion 2-year-old male.

Pioneerof the Nile - TWO 2YO CHAMPION COLTS FROM 4 CROPS
Pioneerof the Nile Overview
  • 2018 racing: stakes winner DONTMESSWITHJOANNE, G1-placed Mississippi, G2-placed Nero and Coltandmississippi, G3-placed INSTA ERMA, Just Whistle, and Colonist, stakes-placed Empressof the Nile and Road to Damascus, etc. 
  • 2018 sales: 2YOs of $850,000 (second-highest price of OBS March), $825,000$300,000, $300,000, $250,000, $200,000$200,000, etc.; $290,000 yearling filly at KEEJAN
  • 2017 racing: Arkansas Derby [G1] winner & Preakness S. [G1] runner-up CLASSIC EMPIRE; San Pasqual S. [G2] winner and Awesome Again S. [G1] runner-up MIDNIGHT STORM; G1-placed Conquest Cobra, etc.
  • #1 Sire of his generation for the past three years
  • Top 10 sales sire in North America across the board in 2017: No. 4 Yearling Sire — $328,413 Avg., No. 5 Covering Sire — $817,142 Avg., etc.
  • 17 horses sold for $500,000+ in 2017, including 2yos of $1,000,000, $700,000, etc., yearlings of $825,000, $825,000, $800,000, etc., weanlings of $550,000, $425,000, etc.
  • No. 3 Sire in NA by lifetime Average Earnings Index in 2017 — 2.35 AEI
  • No. 2 Sire in NA by Comparable Index in 2017 — 5.90 CI, with only Tapit breeding a higher quality book of mares; covered 176 Graded winners/producers & 78 G1 winners/producers the last 3 years combined
  • Sire of two 2-Year-Old Male Eclipse Award winners & two Breeders’ Cup winners from his first four crops to race: Horse of the Year & Triple Crown winner AMERICAN PHAROAH & CLASSIC EMPIRE.
  • Already the sire of 3 colts to run 110+ Beyers around two turns; Progeny Beyers incl. 120, 110, 110, 109, 106, 106, 105, 105, 105, etc.
  • Emerging sire of sires: Popular young sons at stud include AMERICAN PHAROAH, CAIRO PRINCE, etc. 
  • Bred at least 120 mares every year at stud

The leading money-winning son of Empire Maker and heir to the Classic Fappiano sire line, Pioneerof the Nile won four consecutive Graded stakes, including the $750,000 CashCall Futurity [G1] and $750,000 Santa Anita Derby [G1]. Runner-up in the Kentucky Derby [G1] in his first start on dirt, he excelled over all three surfaces - dirt, turf, and all-weather.

Pioneerof the Nile has been an outstanding commercial success. His 2017 yearlings averaged $328,413, while his 2017 mares covered averaged $817,142. Over 120 of his sales progeny have now brought $100,000 or higher. 

 

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 5 2(1) 0 1(1) $544,200
3 5 3(3) 1(1) 0 $1,090,000
Totals 10 5(4) 1(1) 1(1) $1,634,200

Won at 2
  • CashCall Futurity (G1, 8.5f , defeating I Want Revenge, Chocolate Candy, Bittel Road, Azul Leon, Axel Foley, Mark S the Cooler, Hype, Frumious, J P Jammer, Ventana)
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (8.5f,  defeating Lime Rickey, Hype, Seattle Brew, Unbridle's Dream, Endymion, Last Martini, Bounissimo, Solidify) 
3rd at 2
  • Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland (G1, 8.5f, to Square Eddie, Terrain, defeating Deposer (IRE), Majestic Blue, His Greatness, Zion, Flashmans Papers (GB), Advice, Reynaldothewizard, Notonthesamepage)
WON AT 3
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1, 9f, defeating Chocolate Candy, Mr. Hot Stuff, Take the Points, Feisty Suances, Unbridled Roman, Gallant Son)
  • San Felipe S. (G2, 8.5f, defeating Feisty Suances, Jeranimo, He's Really Big, Shafted, New Bay) 
  • Robert B. Lewis S. (G2, 8.5f,  defeating Papa Clem, I Want Revenge, Bittel Road, Mark S the Cooler, Oil Man (IRE), Brother Keith, Shafted, Charlie's Moment) 
2ND AT 3
  • Kentucky Derby (G1, 10f, to Mine That Bird, defeating Musket Man, Papa Clem, Chocolate Candy, Summer Bird, Join in the Dance, Regal Ransom, West Side Bernie, General Quarters, Dunkirk, Hold Me Back, Advice, Desert Party, Mr. Hot Stuff, Atomic Rain, Nowhere to Hide, Friesan Fire, Flying Private)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

EMPIRE MAKER (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA) b. 1970 [BC]
KILLALOE (USA) b. 1970
GANA FACIL (USA)
ch. 1981
LE FABULEUX (FR) ch. 1961 [P]
CHAREDI (USA) dkb/br. 1976
TOUSSAUD (USA)*
dkb/br. 1989
EL GRAN SENOR (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
SEX APPEAL (USA) ch. 1970 *
IMAGE OF REALITY (USA)
b. 1976
IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
EDEE'S IMAGE (USA) dkb/br. 1969 *
STAR OF GOSHEN (USA)
b. 1994
LORD AT WAR (ARG)
ch. 1980
GENERAL (FR)
b. 1974
BRIGADIER GERARD (GB) b. 1968
MERCURIALE (FR) ch. 1965
LUNA DE MIEL (ARG)
ch. 1974
CON BRIO (GB) ch. 1961
GOOD WILL (ARG) ch. 1965
CASTLE EIGHT (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
KEY TO THE KINGDOM (USA)
dkb/br. 1970
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
KEY BRIDGE (USA) b. 1959 *
HER NATIVE (USA)
b. 1973
KANUMERA (USA) b. 1966
LITTLE BLESSING (USA) b. 1964


Pedigree Analysis

Pioneerof the Nile is by Unbridled’s top son, Empire Maker. Pioneer of the Nile is out of a mare by the good miler and broodmare sire, Lord At War. Lord at War is the broodmare sire of nine Grade 1 winners, including dual classic winner War Emblem, Pioneerof the Nile and Raven’s Pass.

Pioneer of the Nile sire line is that of the “atypical” Fappiano and this line has crossed well with more traditional Mr. Prospector lines such as Gone West and Smart Strike. Mares by other Mr. Prospector stallions such as Seeking the Gold, Miswaki and Woodman should slide under Pioneer of the Nile well.

A primary pedigree play for Pioneer of the Nile will be to reinforce him with mare’s by Seattle Slew, as he is void of this major sire line. Empire Maker has sired five Grade 1 winners from mares that returned Seattle Slew to him, including Royal Delta, Bodemeister, Country Star and Grace Hall.

Another primary pedigree play will be to return Storm Cat to Pioneer of the Nile. His sire, Empire Maker, has sired Grade 1 winners In Lingerie and Bodemeister from mares that returned Storm Cat.

Other key strains to return to Pioneer of the Nile are Secretariat, Hail to Reason, Buckpasser, La Troienne.

courtesy of Pedigree Query

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  • 2018 racing: stakes winner DONTMESSWITHJOANNE, G1-placed Mississippi, G2-placed Nero and Coltandmississippi, G3-placed INSTA ERMA, Just Whistle, and Colonist, stakes-placed Empressof the Nile and Road to Damascus, etc. 
  • 2018 sales: 2YOs of $850,000 (second-highest price of OBS March), $825,000$300,000, $300,000, $250,000, $200,000$200,000, etc.; $290,000 yearling filly at KEEJAN
  • 2017 racing: Arkansas Derby [G1] winner & Preakness S. [G1] runner-up CLASSIC EMPIRE; San Pasqual S. [G2] winner and Awesome Again S. [G1] runner-up MIDNIGHT STORM; G1-placed Conquest Cobra, etc.
  • #1 Sire of his generation for the past three years
  • Top 10 sales sire in North America across the board in 2017: No. 4 Yearling Sire — $328,413 Avg., No. 5 Covering Sire — $817,142 Avg., etc.
  • 17 horses sold for $500,000+ in 2017, including 2yos of $1,000,000, $700,000, etc., yearlings of $825,000, $825,000, $800,000, etc., weanlings of $550,000, $425,000, etc.
  • No. 3 Sire in NA by lifetime Average Earnings Index in 2017 — 2.35 AEI
  • No. 2 Sire in NA by Comparable Index in 2017 — 5.90 CI, with only Tapit breeding a higher quality book of mares; covered 176 Graded winners/producers & 78 G1 winners/producers the last 3 years combined
  • Sire of two 2-Year-Old Male Eclipse Award winners & two Breeders’ Cup winners from his first four crops to race: Horse of the Year & Triple Crown winner AMERICAN PHAROAH & CLASSIC EMPIRE.
  • Already the sire of 3 colts to run 110+ Beyers around two turns; Progeny Beyers incl. 120, 110, 110, 109, 106, 106, 105, 105, 105, etc.
  • Emerging sire of sires: Popular young sons at stud include AMERICAN PHAROAH, CAIRO PRINCE, etc. 
  • Bred at least 120 mares every year at stud

The leading money-winning son of Empire Maker and heir to the Classic Fappiano sire line, Pioneerof the Nile won four consecutive Graded stakes, including the $750,000 CashCall Futurity [G1] and $750,000 Santa Anita Derby [G1]. Runner-up in the Kentucky Derby [G1] in his first start on dirt, he excelled over all three surfaces - dirt, turf, and all-weather.

Pioneerof the Nile has been an outstanding commercial success. His 2017 yearlings averaged $328,413, while his 2017 mares covered averaged $817,142. Over 120 of his sales progeny have now brought $100,000 or higher. 

 

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 5 2(1) 0 1(1) $544,200
3 5 3(3) 1(1) 0 $1,090,000
Totals 10 5(4) 1(1) 1(1) $1,634,200

Won at 2
  • CashCall Futurity (G1, 8.5f , defeating I Want Revenge, Chocolate Candy, Bittel Road, Azul Leon, Axel Foley, Mark S the Cooler, Hype, Frumious, J P Jammer, Ventana)
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (8.5f,  defeating Lime Rickey, Hype, Seattle Brew, Unbridle's Dream, Endymion, Last Martini, Bounissimo, Solidify) 
3rd at 2
  • Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland (G1, 8.5f, to Square Eddie, Terrain, defeating Deposer (IRE), Majestic Blue, His Greatness, Zion, Flashmans Papers (GB), Advice, Reynaldothewizard, Notonthesamepage)
WON AT 3
  • Santa Anita Derby (G1, 9f, defeating Chocolate Candy, Mr. Hot Stuff, Take the Points, Feisty Suances, Unbridled Roman, Gallant Son)
  • San Felipe S. (G2, 8.5f, defeating Feisty Suances, Jeranimo, He's Really Big, Shafted, New Bay) 
  • Robert B. Lewis S. (G2, 8.5f,  defeating Papa Clem, I Want Revenge, Bittel Road, Mark S the Cooler, Oil Man (IRE), Brother Keith, Shafted, Charlie's Moment) 
2ND AT 3
  • Kentucky Derby (G1, 10f, to Mine That Bird, defeating Musket Man, Papa Clem, Chocolate Candy, Summer Bird, Join in the Dance, Regal Ransom, West Side Bernie, General Quarters, Dunkirk, Hold Me Back, Advice, Desert Party, Mr. Hot Stuff, Atomic Rain, Nowhere to Hide, Friesan Fire, Flying Private)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

EMPIRE MAKER (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA) b. 1970 [BC]
KILLALOE (USA) b. 1970
GANA FACIL (USA)
ch. 1981
LE FABULEUX (FR) ch. 1961 [P]
CHAREDI (USA) dkb/br. 1976
TOUSSAUD (USA)*
dkb/br. 1989
EL GRAN SENOR (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
SEX APPEAL (USA) ch. 1970 *
IMAGE OF REALITY (USA)
b. 1976
IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
EDEE'S IMAGE (USA) dkb/br. 1969 *
STAR OF GOSHEN (USA)
b. 1994
LORD AT WAR (ARG)
ch. 1980
GENERAL (FR)
b. 1974
BRIGADIER GERARD (GB) b. 1968
MERCURIALE (FR) ch. 1965
LUNA DE MIEL (ARG)
ch. 1974
CON BRIO (GB) ch. 1961
GOOD WILL (ARG) ch. 1965
CASTLE EIGHT (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
KEY TO THE KINGDOM (USA)
dkb/br. 1970
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
KEY BRIDGE (USA) b. 1959 *
HER NATIVE (USA)
b. 1973
KANUMERA (USA) b. 1966
LITTLE BLESSING (USA) b. 1964


Pedigree Analysis

Pioneerof the Nile is by Unbridled’s top son, Empire Maker. Pioneer of the Nile is out of a mare by the good miler and broodmare sire, Lord At War. Lord at War is the broodmare sire of nine Grade 1 winners, including dual classic winner War Emblem, Pioneerof the Nile and Raven’s Pass.

Pioneer of the Nile sire line is that of the “atypical” Fappiano and this line has crossed well with more traditional Mr. Prospector lines such as Gone West and Smart Strike. Mares by other Mr. Prospector stallions such as Seeking the Gold, Miswaki and Woodman should slide under Pioneer of the Nile well.

A primary pedigree play for Pioneer of the Nile will be to reinforce him with mare’s by Seattle Slew, as he is void of this major sire line. Empire Maker has sired five Grade 1 winners from mares that returned Seattle Slew to him, including Royal Delta, Bodemeister, Country Star and Grace Hall.

Another primary pedigree play will be to return Storm Cat to Pioneer of the Nile. His sire, Empire Maker, has sired Grade 1 winners In Lingerie and Bodemeister from mares that returned Storm Cat.

Other key strains to return to Pioneer of the Nile are Secretariat, Hail to Reason, Buckpasser, La Troienne.

courtesy of Pedigree Query
$825,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt garners spotlight at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2-year-old sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$825,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt garners spotlight at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2-year-old sale

Pioneerof the Nile's $825,000 colt at the March 28th Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale marked the...

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Pioneerof the Nile's Dontmesswithjoanne breaks through in Red Camelia S. title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile's Dontmesswithjoanne breaks through in Red Camelia S.

Zayat Stables LLC’s Dontmesswithjoanne made a huge move in the final furlong to take the $60,000 Red Camelia S. on the Fair Grounds' turf course on St. Patrick's Day to give the daugther of Pioneerof the Nile her first stakes win...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile has top colt Monday at OBS title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile has top colt Monday at OBS

The first day of the March 13-14 OBS Two-year-olds in Training Sale wrapped up with Pioneerof the Nile as the sire of the highest-priced colt of the session...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile has top weanling Thursday at Keeneland title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile has top weanling Thursday at Keeneland

Pioneerof the Nile's $550,000 colt was the top-selling weanling during Thursday's session of the Keeneland November Sale, which runs Nov. 7-18...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile - Progeny Gallery Public

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Bodemeister
Carpe Diem
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Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Gemologist
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightster
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tourist

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