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 his crop's sire list every year since then. 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: INSTA ERMA, winner of the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf S. [G3], stakes winners PRINCESSOF THE NYL and DONTMESSWITHJOANNE, G1-placed Mother Mother and Mississippi, G2-placed Nero and Coltandmississippi, G3-placed St Patrick's DayJust Whistle, and Colonist, etc. 
  • A leading sales sire in North America across the board in 2018: No. 1 weanling sire: $617,500 avg; No. 6 covering sire: $435,000 avg.; No. 6 yearling sire: $353,952 avg.; No. 3 2-year-old sire (with more than 4 sold): $246,642 avg. 
  • 2018 sales: Weanlings of $1,900,000—the most expensive weanling ever sold at F-T Nov, $600,000—second-highest priced weanling at F-T Nov, etc; yearlings of $1,050,000$1,000,000$950,000, $775,000, $700,000$650,000, $600,000 (F-T NY Bred Preferred sales-topper and a new record price), etc.; 2YOs of $850,000 (second-highest price of OBS March), $825,000, etc.
  • No. 1 sire of his generation for the past three years, incl. No. 1 sixth-crop cumulative sire in every category: Grade 1 winners, G1 horses, graded stakes winners, black type winners, earnings, etc.
  • 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, 109, 107, 106, 106, 106, 105, 105, 105, 105, 105, etc.
  • Emerging sire of sires: Popular young sons at stud include AMERICAN PHAROAH, CAIRO PRINCE, etc. 
  • Covered 128 Graded stakes winners/producers in the last two years

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 2018 yearlings averaged $353,952 (2017 yearling average: $328,413), while his 2018 weanlings averaged $617,500, including a $1,900,000 weanling at F-T November — the highest-priced weanling ever sold at that sale. 46 of his sales progeny have now brought $500,000 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

Pioneerof the Nile News

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Pioneerof the Nile's Positive Spirit soars in Demoiselle S. (G2)

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Pioneerof the Nile filly gets first stakes win in Rags to Riches S.

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 1-3/4 lengths...

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Pioneerof the Nile filly brings $700,000 Saturday at Keeneland

Pioneerof the Nile continued to be one of the hottest sires at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling sale during Saturday's session...

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  • 2018 racing: INSTA ERMA, winner of the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf S. [G3], stakes winners PRINCESSOF THE NYL and DONTMESSWITHJOANNE, G1-placed Mother Mother and Mississippi, G2-placed Nero and Coltandmississippi, G3-placed St Patrick's DayJust Whistle, and Colonist, etc. 
  • A leading sales sire in North America across the board in 2018: No. 1 weanling sire: $617,500 avg; No. 6 covering sire: $435,000 avg.; No. 6 yearling sire: $353,952 avg.; No. 3 2-year-old sire (with more than 4 sold): $246,642 avg. 
  • 2018 sales: Weanlings of $1,900,000—the most expensive weanling ever sold at F-T Nov, $600,000—second-highest priced weanling at F-T Nov, etc; yearlings of $1,050,000$1,000,000$950,000, $775,000, $700,000$650,000, $600,000 (F-T NY Bred Preferred sales-topper and a new record price), etc.; 2YOs of $850,000 (second-highest price of OBS March), $825,000, etc.
  • No. 1 sire of his generation for the past three years, incl. No. 1 sixth-crop cumulative sire in every category: Grade 1 winners, G1 horses, graded stakes winners, black type winners, earnings, etc.
  • 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, 109, 107, 106, 106, 106, 105, 105, 105, 105, 105, etc.
  • Emerging sire of sires: Popular young sons at stud include AMERICAN PHAROAH, CAIRO PRINCE, etc. 
  • Covered 128 Graded stakes winners/producers in the last two years

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 2018 yearlings averaged $353,952 (2017 yearling average: $328,413), while his 2018 weanlings averaged $617,500, including a $1,900,000 weanling at F-T November — the highest-priced weanling ever sold at that sale. 46 of his sales progeny have now brought $500,000 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
Pioneerof the Nile's Positive Spirit soars in Demoiselle S. (G2) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile's Positive Spirit soars in Demoiselle S. (G2)

Positive Spirit was simply spectacular in the $250,000 Demoiselle S. (G2) Dec. 1 at Aqueduct, rolling to a 10 1/2-length win in the stakes debut for the 2-year-old Pioneerof the Nile filly...

[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]

Pioneerof the Nile filly gets first stakes win in Rags to Riches S. title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile filly gets first stakes win in Rags to Riches S.

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 1-3/4 lengths...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile filly brings $700,000 Saturday at Keeneland title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile filly brings $700,000 Saturday at Keeneland

Pioneerof the Nile continued to be one of the hottest sires at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling sale during Saturday's session...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile - Progeny Gallery Public

pioneerofTheNIle-print

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Stallion(s) of interest:
Always Dreaming
Bodemeister
Carpe Diem
Commissioner
Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Good Samaritan
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Speightster
Speightstown
Super Saver
Tiznow
Tourist

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