Pioneerof the Nile

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

No. 1 Fourth-Crop Sire of Graded Stakes Winners

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 - No. 1 Fourth-Crop Sire of Graded Stakes Winners
Pioneerof the Nile Overview
  • Leading Cumulative Fourth-Crop Sire of 2016 in SIX categories, including earnings, graded stakes winners and black type winners. 
  • 2016: SIX GSWs: Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] & Breeders' Futurity [G1] winner CLASSIC EMPIREShoemaker Mile [G1] and Del Mar H. [G2] winner MIDNIGHT STORM; multiple Group 1 winner LA ALPUJARRA; etc.; 16 black type horses overall
  • 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
  • 2016 Sales: $950,000 & $300,000 colts at FTSAUG; $925,000$650,000, $500,000, $500,000 colts at KEESEP; $450,000 colt and $270,000 filly at OBSMAR. 
  • Mid-year 2016 2.91 APEX A-Runner Index – highest of any sire of his generation – and higher than Bernardini, Kitten's Joy and Smart Strike
  • Nine 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 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 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 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

Midnight Storm adds Native Diver S. (G3) to sparkling resume title=
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Midnight Storm adds Native Diver S. (G3) to sparkling resume

Three weeks after a very game performance in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), Midnight Storm easily won his first main track graded stakes in Sunday's $100,000 Native Diver S. (G3) at Del Mar...

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Cash Control gets the money in the Grade 3 Cardinal H. title=
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Cash Control gets the money in the Grade 3 Cardinal H.

Pioneerof the Nile's Cash Control earned her second career graded stakes victory Saturday at Churchill Downs with a commanding four-length victory in the $100,000 Cardinal H. (G3)...

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Pioneerof the Nile weanling fetches session-topping $600,000 at KEENOV title=

Pioneerof the Nile weanling fetches session-topping $600,000 at KEENOV

Hip 174, a striking weanling colt by Pioneerof the Nile, fetched $600,000 from buyer R.C. Thoroughbreds on Day 1 of the annual Keeneland November sale in Lexington, KY, making him the highest-priced weanling of the session...

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Classic Empire stakes championship claim with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) victory title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire stakes championship claim with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) victory

One year after American Pharoah was named Horse of the Year, Pioneerof the Nile could have his second champion in as many years after Classic Empire triumphed in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)...

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  • Leading Cumulative Fourth-Crop Sire of 2016 in SIX categories, including earnings, graded stakes winners and black type winners. 
  • 2016: SIX GSWs: Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] & Breeders' Futurity [G1] winner CLASSIC EMPIREShoemaker Mile [G1] and Del Mar H. [G2] winner MIDNIGHT STORM; multiple Group 1 winner LA ALPUJARRA; etc.; 16 black type horses overall
  • 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
  • 2016 Sales: $950,000 & $300,000 colts at FTSAUG; $925,000$650,000, $500,000, $500,000 colts at KEESEP; $450,000 colt and $270,000 filly at OBSMAR. 
  • Mid-year 2016 2.91 APEX A-Runner Index – highest of any sire of his generation – and higher than Bernardini, Kitten's Joy and Smart Strike
  • Nine 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 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 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 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
Midnight Storm adds Native Diver S. (G3) to sparkling resume title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Midnight Storm adds Native Diver S. (G3) to sparkling resume

Three weeks after a very game performance in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), Midnight Storm easily won his first main track graded stakes in Sunday's $100,000 Native Diver S. (G3) at Del Mar...

[read more]

Cash Control gets the money in the Grade 3 Cardinal H. title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Cash Control gets the money in the Grade 3 Cardinal H.

Pioneerof the Nile's Cash Control earned her second career graded stakes victory Saturday at Churchill Downs with a commanding four-length victory in the $100,000 Cardinal H. (G3)...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile weanling fetches session-topping $600,000 at KEENOV title=

Pioneerof the Nile weanling fetches session-topping $600,000 at KEENOV

Hip 174, a striking weanling colt by Pioneerof the Nile, fetched $600,000 from buyer R.C. Thoroughbreds on Day 1 of the annual Keeneland November sale in Lexington, KY, making him the highest-priced weanling of the session...

[read more]

Classic Empire stakes championship claim with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) victory title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire stakes championship claim with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) victory

One year after American Pharoah was named Horse of the Year, Pioneerof the Nile could have his second champion in as many years after Classic Empire triumphed in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)...

[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:
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