Pioneerof the Nile

Fee: $125,000 S&N
Empire Maker - Star of Goshen,
by
Lord At War (ARG), 2006 dkb/br

World's Runaway No. 1 Third-Crop Sire

Simply put, he's the first sire of a Triple Crown winner in 37 years - the single highest level of achievement that the sport has not seen since WinStar supporter Terry Bradshaw was the NFL's Most Valuable Player. 

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, he sired multiple Classic contenders from his first crop, and 2015 Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Champion, Triple Crown champion and Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner American Pharoah in his second.

Pioneerof the Nile - World's Runaway No. 1 Third-Crop Sire
Pioneerof the Nile Overview
  • World’s No. 1 Third-Crop Sire of 2015 & No. 1 Cumulative Third-Crop Sire – both by a wide margin.
  • Top Five General Sire of 2015
  • 12 Graded SHs to date give him a 3.32 APEX A-Runner Index – comparable to Bernardini as a third-crop sire – and higher than all other third-crop sires since Medaglia d’Oro and Tapit in 2010.
  • 5 Graded SWs to date, led by 2015 HORSE OF THE YEAR & 3-year-old Champion AMERICAN PHAROAH, dominant winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) & first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness S. (G1), & Belmont S. (G1)
  • The only stallion in North America to accomplish $16 million in cumulative progeny earnings as a third-crop sire.
  • Also sire of early ‘14 KY Derby favorite CAIRO PRINCE (G2), Gulfstream track record-holder & Preakness (G1)–placed SOCIAL INCLUSION – giving him runners in 5 of 6 Classics from his first two crops, including 4 on-the-board finishes
  • 2015 sales progeny: 2yos up to $840,000, yearlings up to $500,000, & weanlings up to $410,000
  • 2015 book of mares included: 27 Graded SWs, 21 Graded Producers, 13 G1 Producers, 9 G1 Winners

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 KY 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 2015 2YOs in Training averaged $203,000, while his Keeneland January yearlings averaged $99,250. At least 85 of his sales progeny have now brought $100,000 or higher. 

"The standout is WinStar's Pioneerof the Nile, with a 4.24 A-Runner Index (8.48% of runners). Historically, sires which score 4.00 are the truly elite 'World Top 12' sires."--Bill Oppenheim

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

WON AT 2
  • CashCall Futurity (gr. I) 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, 8.5f defeating Lime Rickey, Hype, Seattle Brew, Unbridle's Dream, Endymion, Last Martini, Bounissimo, Solidify 
3RD AT 2
  • Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) 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 (gr. I) 9f defeating Chocolate Candy, Mr. Hot Stuff, Take the Points, Feisty Suances, Unbridled Roman, Gallant Son 
  • San Felipe S. (gr. II) 8.5f defeating Feisty Suances, Jeranimo, He's Really Big, Shafted, New Bay 
  • Robert B. Lewis S. (gr. II) 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 Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) 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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  • World’s No. 1 Third-Crop Sire of 2015 & No. 1 Cumulative Third-Crop Sire – both by a wide margin.
  • Top Five General Sire of 2015
  • 12 Graded SHs to date give him a 3.32 APEX A-Runner Index – comparable to Bernardini as a third-crop sire – and higher than all other third-crop sires since Medaglia d’Oro and Tapit in 2010.
  • 5 Graded SWs to date, led by 2015 HORSE OF THE YEAR & 3-year-old Champion AMERICAN PHAROAH, dominant winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) & first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby (G1), Preakness S. (G1), & Belmont S. (G1)
  • The only stallion in North America to accomplish $16 million in cumulative progeny earnings as a third-crop sire.
  • Also sire of early ‘14 KY Derby favorite CAIRO PRINCE (G2), Gulfstream track record-holder & Preakness (G1)–placed SOCIAL INCLUSION – giving him runners in 5 of 6 Classics from his first two crops, including 4 on-the-board finishes
  • 2015 sales progeny: 2yos up to $840,000, yearlings up to $500,000, & weanlings up to $410,000
  • 2015 book of mares included: 27 Graded SWs, 21 Graded Producers, 13 G1 Producers, 9 G1 Winners

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 KY 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 2015 2YOs in Training averaged $203,000, while his Keeneland January yearlings averaged $99,250. At least 85 of his sales progeny have now brought $100,000 or higher. 

"The standout is WinStar's Pioneerof the Nile, with a 4.24 A-Runner Index (8.48% of runners). Historically, sires which score 4.00 are the truly elite 'World Top 12' sires."--Bill Oppenheim

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

WON AT 2
  • CashCall Futurity (gr. I) 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, 8.5f defeating Lime Rickey, Hype, Seattle Brew, Unbridle's Dream, Endymion, Last Martini, Bounissimo, Solidify 
3RD AT 2
  • Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) 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 (gr. I) 9f defeating Chocolate Candy, Mr. Hot Stuff, Take the Points, Feisty Suances, Unbridled Roman, Gallant Son 
  • San Felipe S. (gr. II) 8.5f defeating Feisty Suances, Jeranimo, He's Really Big, Shafted, New Bay 
  • Robert B. Lewis S. (gr. II) 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 Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) 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
American Pharoah takes home Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Eclipse Awards title=
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah takes home Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Eclipse Awards

The final crowning achievement on American Pharoah’s historic racing career came on Saturday evening when the son of Pioneerof the Nile was honored with Eclipse Awards for 2015 Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Male.

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile colt hammers for $195K at Kee Jan Day 1 title=
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Pioneerof the Nile colt hammers for $195K at Kee Jan Day 1

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Gettysburg marched to a front-running, 4 ½-length victory in a 1 1/8-mile maiden special weight contest for 3-year-olds Saturday...

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American Pharoah finalist for Horse of the Year, 3YO honors title=
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah finalist for Horse of the Year, 3YO honors

Pioneerof the Nile’s stellar 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner American Pharoah heads the list of nominees for the 2015 Eclipse Awards...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile - Progeny Gallery Public

pioneerofTheNIle-print

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Electronic Mare Submission

General Information
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Artie Schiller
Bellamy Road
Bodemeister
Carpe Diem
Colonel John
Commissioner
Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Drosselmeyer
Fed Biz
Gemologist
More Than Ready
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
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