Pioneerof the Nile

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
  • 2017 Racing: Arkansas Derby [G1] winner CLASSIC EMPIRE; San Pasqual S. [G2] winner MIDNIGHT STORM; G1-placed Conquest Cobra, etc.
  • #1 Sire of his generation for the past three years
  • 2017 2-year-old sales include $1 million & $700,000 colts and $550,000 filly at OBSMAR 
  • Sire of two 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award winners from his first four crops: AMERICAN PHAROAH in 2014 and CLASSIC EMPIRE in 2016 
  • 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]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.

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 2016 yearlings averaged $230,346, while his 2016 mares covered averaged $563,888. 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

Pioneerof the Nile's Classic Empire favored for Kentucky Derby (G1) title=
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Pioneerof the Nile's Classic Empire favored for Kentucky Derby (G1)

Pioneerof the Nile's Classic Empire was made the morning line favorite in Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1), which drew a full field of 20 3-year-olds...

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Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller title=
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Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller

With his victory in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), Classic Empire made an emphatic statement that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will be a formidable foe in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

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$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
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$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale

The second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds was a huge one for Pioneerof the Nile, topped by a $1 million dollar colt...

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Stellar $700K Pioneerof the Nile colt at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale title=
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Stellar $700K Pioneerof the Nile colt at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale

Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale featured a pair of dynamic Pioneerof the Nile 2-year-olds that brought in excess of a half-million dollars from enthusiastic bidders...

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  • 2017 Racing: Arkansas Derby [G1] winner CLASSIC EMPIRE; San Pasqual S. [G2] winner MIDNIGHT STORM; G1-placed Conquest Cobra, etc.
  • #1 Sire of his generation for the past three years
  • 2017 2-year-old sales include $1 million & $700,000 colts and $550,000 filly at OBSMAR 
  • Sire of two 2-year-old Male Eclipse Award winners from his first four crops: AMERICAN PHAROAH in 2014 and CLASSIC EMPIRE in 2016 
  • 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]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.

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 2016 yearlings averaged $230,346, while his 2016 mares covered averaged $563,888. 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's Classic Empire favored for Kentucky Derby (G1) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile's Classic Empire favored for Kentucky Derby (G1)

Pioneerof the Nile's Classic Empire was made the morning line favorite in Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1), which drew a full field of 20 3-year-olds...

[read more]

Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller

With his victory in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), Classic Empire made an emphatic statement that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will be a formidable foe in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

[read more]

$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

$1 million colt tops Pioneerof the Nile's day at OBS March 2-year-old sale

The second day of the March 14-15 OBS Sale of Two-Year-Olds was a huge one for Pioneerof the Nile, topped by a $1 million dollar colt...

[read more]

Stellar $700K Pioneerof the Nile colt at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Stellar $700K Pioneerof the Nile colt at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale

Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale featured a pair of dynamic Pioneerof the Nile 2-year-olds that brought in excess of a half-million dollars from enthusiastic bidders...

[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:
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