Pioneerof the Nile

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Empire Maker - Star of Goshen,
by
Lord At War (ARG), 2006 dkb/br

TWO 2YO CHAMPION COLTS FROM 4 CROPS

A year after producing Horse of the Year American Pharoah, Pioneerof the Nile continues to sire top-class horses, such as Grade 1 winner 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 in 2016, topping the fourth crop sire list in several categories, including black type and graded stakes winners. In 2015, he sired Horse of the Year, 3-year-old Male Champion, Triple Crown champion and Breeders' Cup Classic [G1] winner American Pharoah.

Pioneerof the Nile - TWO 2YO CHAMPION COLTS FROM 4 CROPS
Pioneerof the Nile Overview
  • World’s No. 1 Cumulative Fourth-Crop Sire by a wide margin, with record-breaking progeny earnings of over $22,000,000
  • First crop: Leading miler MIDNIGHT STORM [G1], early Derby favorite & popular young sire CAIRO PRINCE [G2], Gulfstream NTR & Preakness [G1]–placed SOCIAL INCLUSION, JOJO WARRIOR [G2], CASH CONTROL [G3], VINCEREMOS [G3], etc.
  • Second crop: Horse of the Year AMERICAN PHAROAH [G1], 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]
  • Third & fourth crops: Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Pro Tem CLASSIC EMPIRE [G1], winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1] & Breeders’ Futurity [G1], and early favorite for the 2017 Kentucky Derby; DARK NILE [G3], LEVANTE LION [G3], etc.
  • 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.
  • North America’s No. 6 Active Yearling Sire in 2016 – $230,346 Avg. – incl. colts of $950,000, $925,000, $700,000, $650,000, $625,000, $575,000, $500,000, $500,000, etc.
  • North America’s No. 4 Weanling Sire in 2016 – $337,500 Avg. – incl. colts up to $600,000 and fillies up to $360,000

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 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(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

Classic Empire garners 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire garners 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award

Pioneerof the Nile's sensational 2016 juvenile Classic Empire was named Champion 2-year-old Male at Saturday evening's Eclipse Award ceremony at Gulfstream Park...

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Classic Empire finalist for 2YO Eclipse Award title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire finalist for 2YO Eclipse Award

For the second time from his first four crops Pioneerof the Nile has the favorite to earn an Eclipse Award in the 2-year-old male category...

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Midnight Storm shines in San Pasqual S. (G2) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Midnight Storm shines in San Pasqual S. (G2)

Pioneerof the Nile's brilliant and versatile Midnight Storm started off 2016 in style with a front-running victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual S. (G2) on New Year's Day at Santa Anita Park...

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Pioneerof the Nile colt all business in debut title=
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Pioneerof the Nile colt all business in debut

Pioneerof the Nile got his 75th winner of 2016 on New Year's Eve at Gulfstream Park when Pagliacci split horses in deep stretch to win his maiden special weight debut...

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  • World’s No. 1 Cumulative Fourth-Crop Sire by a wide margin, with record-breaking progeny earnings of over $22,000,000
  • First crop: Leading miler MIDNIGHT STORM [G1], early Derby favorite & popular young sire CAIRO PRINCE [G2], Gulfstream NTR & Preakness [G1]–placed SOCIAL INCLUSION, JOJO WARRIOR [G2], CASH CONTROL [G3], VINCEREMOS [G3], etc.
  • Second crop: Horse of the Year AMERICAN PHAROAH [G1], 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]
  • Third & fourth crops: Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Pro Tem CLASSIC EMPIRE [G1], winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile [G1] & Breeders’ Futurity [G1], and early favorite for the 2017 Kentucky Derby; DARK NILE [G3], LEVANTE LION [G3], etc.
  • 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.
  • North America’s No. 6 Active Yearling Sire in 2016 – $230,346 Avg. – incl. colts of $950,000, $925,000, $700,000, $650,000, $625,000, $575,000, $500,000, $500,000, etc.
  • North America’s No. 4 Weanling Sire in 2016 – $337,500 Avg. – incl. colts up to $600,000 and fillies up to $360,000

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 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(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
Classic Empire garners 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire garners 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award

Pioneerof the Nile's sensational 2016 juvenile Classic Empire was named Champion 2-year-old Male at Saturday evening's Eclipse Award ceremony at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]

Classic Empire finalist for 2YO Eclipse Award title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire finalist for 2YO Eclipse Award

For the second time from his first four crops Pioneerof the Nile has the favorite to earn an Eclipse Award in the 2-year-old male category...

[read more]

Midnight Storm shines in San Pasqual S. (G2) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Midnight Storm shines in San Pasqual S. (G2)

Pioneerof the Nile's brilliant and versatile Midnight Storm started off 2016 in style with a front-running victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual S. (G2) on New Year's Day at Santa Anita Park...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile colt all business in debut title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile colt all business in debut

Pioneerof the Nile got his 75th winner of 2016 on New Year's Eve at Gulfstream Park when Pagliacci split horses in deep stretch to win his maiden special weight debut...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile - Progeny Gallery Public

pioneerofTheNIle-print

Printable forms

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
Commissioner
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

Download Printable forms

Mare Information
Mare Name: (required)
Age:
Sire:
Dam:
Status:
Previous Year Covering Sire:
Boarding Farm:
Produce History:
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