- America's Leading Third Crop Sire by: Earnings, SHs, Blacktype SWs, Graded SWs, Graded SHs, G1 SHs
- 7 SWs, 6 Graded SWs, 16 SHs, 12 Graded SHs, 3 Gr. 1 SHs, $5.1M in earnings
- FIVE Triple Crown nominees of 2015
- Sire of Eclipse Award 2YO Champion AMERICAN PHAROAH - #1 on Haskin's Derby Dozen for 2015
- Covering sire on $2,100,000 in-foal mare at FTKNov and a $500,000 mare at KeeNov
- Top progeny incl.: multiple G1 SW AMERICAN PHAROAH; Multiple G2 SW CAIRO PRINCE ($562,000); Grade 2 SW MIDNIGHT STORM; Multiple GSW JOJO WARRIOR ($396,231); Preakness (G1)-placed SOCIAL INCLUSION ($384,400)
- Leading Sire in his crop by 2014 weanling average - $118,857
- Leading Sire in his crop by 2014: yearling average, 2YOs average, weanling average
- 2014 yearlings sold for $475,000, $425,000, $240,000; Weanlings for $300,000, $290,000, etc.
- Covered 131 mares in 2014
The most accomplished son of Empire Maker, 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. At the 2014 Fall Sales, one of his in-foal mares sold for $2.1-million; his 2015 Keeneland January yearlings averaged $99,250; and at least 67 of his sales progeny have 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